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  • event: The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

    This event in London on 24 September, organised by the Future Agricultures Consortium, includes contributions from STEPS Director Ian Scoones and STEPS members John Thompson and Jim Sumberg. The event will present new research from Future Agricultures on how agricultural policy in Sub-Saharan Africa is shaped and put into practice, in the light of changing [...]

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  • event: Tackling trade-offs in the food-water-energy nexus: lessons for the SDGs

    This Overseas Development Institute event will be chaired by former STEPS Director Melissa Leach and includes a contribution from our Water & Sanitation theme convenor Lyla Mehta. Achieving poverty eradication and sustained progress in development will depend upon the use of natural resources as we enter a new era of post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs). [...]

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  • post (Blog): Complex Adaptive Systems & health: new resources

    In June 2014, Future Health Systems (FHS) and the STEPS Centre co-hosted a workshop exploring Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) approaches to health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). FHS and STEPS are particularly concerned with policies, programs, and individual level interventions promote and protect people’s health and wellbeing, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. The [...]

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  • post (Blog): Complex combinations: climate, poverty and health in the Sundarbans

    by Upasona Ghosh, Senior Research Officer at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, and researcher on the STEPS Centre’s project on Uncertainty from below. My first trip to Sundarbans was as a tourist. I was left mesmerized by the beauty of the natural mangrove trees and crisscrossing creeks. I found it difficult to imagine [...]

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  • post (Blog): Talking Zimbabwe & Land Reform at ASAUK14 this Wednesday

    New research from Zimbabwe will be shared at a double panel session at the UK African Studies Association conference this week. This year’s event is at the University of Sussex, and our session is on Wednesday 10 September from 9 till 10.30 and 11 to 12.30. The session has been organised by Gareth James of [...]

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