BELLAGIO: THE FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

By ADRIAN ELY, STEPS Centre researcher I was lucky enough to participate in a fascinating discussion on global governance and regulation, organised as part of the Bellagio Initiative last week. The Initiative involves a series of global consultations hoping to deliver a new framework for philanthropy and international development in pursuit of human wellbeing in…

NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: AN INDICATOR OF GREATER SHIFTS

By Hayley MacGregor, STEPS Centre member The UN High-level Summit on Non-communicable Diseases now underway comes at an important moment for the development community. With just over 50 per cent of the world now living in cities, and with the percentage of the global population over 60 years of age expected to double by 2050,…

REVOLUTIONISING DEVELOPMENT: WHOSE FUTURE COUNTS?

By Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre director I first worked with Robert Chambers as a research assistant when I was little more than an undergraduate myself. In the book ‘Revolutionising Development’, launched last Friday, I write about the specific piece of research we did together, and its legacies. However, over twenty years as a colleague at…

VIDEO: BRAND AID – SHOPPING WELL TO SAVE THE WORLD

Here’s the video of last week’s seminar on Bono, “aid celebrities” and the RED campaign, by Lisa Ann Richey, Professor of International Development Studies at Roskilde University. If embedding doesn’t work, here’s the link: Brand Aid seminar For more about our seminars and other events, see the event list on the STEPS Centre website.

MANIFESTO: ILSE OOSTERLAKEN BLOGS

Ilse Oosterlaken of 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology in the Netherlands (and convenor of The Hague roundtable in November) has blogged about the launch of the New Manifesto: Is this really a manifesto about development, or does it apply just as much to the western world? I think the last and more people present at…

MANIFESTO LAUNCH: VIDEOS

At the launch of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, there was a set of fascinating responses to the Manifesto from speakers from around the globe. The videos are now available to watch online at our blip.tv channel; the direct links are below. Manifesto launch – part 1 Manifesto launch – part 2 Manifesto launch…

MANIFESTO ON FILM

The launch of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto at the Royal Society in London yesterday was captured on video and photograph. The links to the video will appear here on the blog soon, but in the meantime, there is a selection of the photos, taken by Lance Bellers, on our Flickr site. Judi Wakhungu,…

VIDEO: ADRIAN ELY EXPLAINS THE MANIFESTO PROJECT

Innovation, Development, Sustainability: A New Manifesto is launched to day at the Royal Society in London with 200 deelgates and a packed programme of debate. Here, Adrian Ely, the project’s convenor talks about the initiative. View Multimedia Manifesto Download a copy of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto (pdf 1MB) Request a copy of the…

WE MUST NURTURE A NEW INNOVATION POLITICS

On the eve of the launch of our new report Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, project’s convenor, Adrian Ely, and our colleague Kevin Urama, executive director of the African Technology Policy Studies Network, have published a joint opinion piece on SciDev.net calling for new politics of innovation built around diversity, poverty reduction and environmental…

NEW UK GOVERNMENT, NEW DEVELOPMENT POLICY?

Following the appointment of Andrew Mitchell MP as Secretary of State for International Development, IDS Director Professor Lawrence Haddad shares his views on what the future holds for DFID and what the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat agreement means for international development. Professor Haddad has been closely following the work of Andrew Mitchell MP for the past…