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Presentations for the position of Lecturer in Development Policy and Practice
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:00

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.

Professor Alan Hirsch
Public protector's 30-year old bailout pursuit is sending SA on a wild goose chase
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:45

Article appears on Mail & Guardian, 21 June 2017, by Professor Alan Hirsch


Livestream: TIPS Development Dialogue Seminar - Transforming agri-systems
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:00

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.

Apply for an Inaugural Tekano Health Fellowship
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 23:00

Applications close at the end of May for the Tekano Health Equity Fellowship. 

LSE Professor offers Winter School course on 'Making Change Happen'
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:30

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.

Professor Carlos Lopes
Professor Carlos Lopes in Business Day
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:00

GSDPP Professor Carlos Lopes had an op-ed published in Business Day on 10 May. Full text below.

Apply for the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers training programme
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 15:15

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).

Article by Brian Levy in the Daily Maverick
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:45

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.

Master's Applications Now Open
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 14:15

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.

Prof Alan Hirsch
Latest Research Publications
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 15:15

GSDPP Director Alan Hirsch has two recent publications, both of which are freely available for those interested in public policy and African development issues.

Emerging African Leader participants
Building Bridges to Accountable African Leadership
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:15

Article appeared on LeadSA, 22 March 2017

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