GSDPP will be hosting presentations for the position of Lecturer in Development Policy and Practice (nGAP post) on 27 and 28 June 2017. The presentations are over two days and all are welcome to participate and give feedback to the selection committee.
Article appears on Mail & Guardian, 21 June 2017, by Professor Alan Hirsch
The Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP) invites you to a livestream of a Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) Development Dialogue Seminar on Transforming agri-systems on Monday, 26 June 2017. Livestreaming will take place from 13:30-16:00, in the GSDPP Boardroom.
Applications close at the end of May for the Tekano Health Equity Fellowship.
GSDPP Faculty and students will partner with London School of Economics Professor and Oxfam Senior Strategic Advisor Duncan Green to offer a two week Winter School course on making change happen.
GSDPP Professor Carlos Lopes had an op-ed published in Business Day on 10 May. Full text below.
Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) will be holding an Industrial Policy for Policy Makers training programme (IPPM), which will be held alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE).
GSDPP Academic Director Brian Levy has written an op-ed for the Daily Maverick, published on Wednesday 3 May 2017. In it, he discusses GSDPP research into education governance in the Eastern Cape and argues that active citizenship may be something that tips the balance when it comes to achieving positive school outcomes in areas with otherwise poor governance support.
Applications for the two year MPhil degree in Development Policy and Practice are now open. The Master’s degree is a pioneering two-year part-time course, designed specifically for senior officials across Africa, focussing on strategic leadership for policy reform and implementation.
GSDPP Director Alan Hirsch has two recent publications, both of which are freely available for those interested in public policy and African development issues.
Article appeared on LeadSA, 22 March 2017
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