Global Development Institute Blog

Throughout the month of December we will be running a GDI Advent Calendar to highlight some of the great work carried out by our academics in 2016. Each day we will bring you a different journal article, working paper or book by our researchers.

At the Global Development Institute we have over 45 academics covering a vast array of research areas. Throughout December we will highlight research covering a range of topics including  climate change, migration, institutions and the use of technology in development.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest piece of research or check back here where we will be compiling them all.

1 December: Rory Horner, ‘Pharmaceuticals and the Global South: A Healthy Challenge for Development Theory?’

2 December: IRIBA Special Edition (Open Access)

3 December: Sophie King and Sam Hickey, ‘Building Democracy from Below: Lessons from Western Uganda’ (Open Access)

4 December: Richard Heeks, ‘Examining “Digital Development”: The Shape of Things to Come?’ (Open Access)

5 December: Ralitza Dimova and Antonio Savoia, ‘Institutions: Evolution, Path Dependency, Anachronisms and Impact’

6 December: Gordon McGranahan and Diana Mitlin, ‘Learning from Sustained Success: How Community-Driven Initiatives to Improve Urban Sanitation Can Meet the Challenges’ (Open Access)

7 December: Tim Jacoby, ‘Global fascism: geography, timing, support, and strategy’

8 December: Bina Agarwal and Ankush Agrawal, ‘To farm or not to farm? Indian farmers in transition’ (Open Access)

9 December: Philip Woodhouse, Gert Jan Veldwisch, Jean-Philippe Venot, Dan Brockington, Hans Komakech & Ângela Manjichi ‘African farmer-led irrigation development: re-framing agricultural policy and investment?’ (Open Access)

10 December: Stephanie Barrientos and Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie, ‘Promoting Gender Equality in the Cocoa-Chocolate Value Chain: Opportunities and Challenges in Ghana’ (Open Access)

11 December: Jaco Renken and Richard Heeks, ‘Data Justice For Development: What Would It Mean?’ (Open Access)

12 December: Aminu Mamman & Hamza B. Zakaria ‘Spirituality and Ubuntu as the Foundation for Building African Institutions, Organizations and Leaders

13 December:  Tanja Müller, ‘Representing Eritrea: geopolitics and narratives of oppression’

14 December: David Hulme, Joseph Hanlon, and Manoj Roy, ‘Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change: Keeping Our Heads Above Water’

15 December: Chris Rees, Rossilah Jamil and Kate Rowlands ,’Blame the parents! Attitudes towards business ethics with reference to MBA programs in Malaysia’

16 December: Armando Barrientos,  ‘Justice-based social assistance’ (Open Access)

17 December: Tanja Bastina, ‘Migration and older people in Bolivia: Between opportunities and new vulnerabilities’ (Open Access)

18 December: Tom Lavers and Festus Boamah, ‘The impact of agricultural investments on state capacity: A comparative analysis of Ethiopia and Ghana’ (Open Access)

19 December: Richard Duncomb, ‘Mobile Phones for Agricultural and Rural Development: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Future Research’ (Open Access)

20 December: Yin-Fang Zhang and Ping Gao, ‘Integrating environmental considerations into economic regulation of China’s electricity sector’

21 December: Kunal Sen and Rajesh Natarajan, ‘Moving Out of the Bottom of the Economy? Constraints to Firm Transition in the Indian Informal Manufacturing Sector’ (Open Access)

22 December: Uma Kothari, ‘Reworking colonial imaginaries in post-colonial tourist enclaves’ (Open Access)

23 December: Khalid Nadvi and Peter Knorringa, ‘Rising Power Clusters and the Challenges of Local and Global Standards’ (Open Access)

24 December: Abdulrahaman Ali Alhazemi, Christopher Rees and Farhad Hossain, ‘Implementation of Strategic Organizational Change: The Case of King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia

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