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Use of Primary Data for Measuring and Operationalisation of the Capability Approach

Speakers:
Dr. Paolo Raciti, Researcher (Social Inclusion Structure),  National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP)
Matteo D'Emilione, Researcher (Social Inclusion Division), INAPP
Dr Melissa Langworthy (Senior Researcher, Ladysmith)
Moderator: Prof Heath Henderson, Associate Professor (Economics), Drake University
Event Description:
This webinar is the third and the final one in our series on Operationalisation and Measurement of the Capability Approach using various types of data. In this webinar, we discuss the dynamics and the challenges involved in operationalising the primary data. While collection of primary data entails greater autonomy in collection of data, the sample size becomes a limitation and issues regarding representativeness of the data are more acute. Our speakers discuss the frameworks they employed and how they attained balance between the two concerns. With one study being based on households with children in Rome and the other focusing on women in Sri Lanka, the webinar offers interesting comparisons on the notions of subjective well being and deprivation.

Spotlight Series 1

The Education Thematic Group is delighted to announce our forthcoming Spotlight series.

About this event

The Education Thematic Group is delighted to announce our forthcoming Spotlight series. Each month, we will present an interview with a Capabilities scholar in the field of Education, followed by the chance for a coffee and chat. We ask each interviewee to tell us how they came to be interested in the Capabilities Approach, the focus of their current research, and how they have been impacted by the pandemic. We hope this will be an inspiring way to build our Education TG community.

 

We are thrilled that our first guest is HDCA President-Elect, Professor Melanie Walker, and will take place on Friday 29th October from 1-2pm UTC. Professor Walker is the first President to be elected from the Global South and holds the SARCHi Chair in Higher Education and Human Development at The University of the Free State, Bloemfontein in South Africa. Melanie will be interviewed by Dr. Patience Mukwambo, Lecturer in Education Management and Policy studies at The University of Pretoria.

Please come and join us – all welcome!

Education TG Coordinators

Faith, Patience, Laksh and Sarah

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hdca-spotlight-on-education-tickets-189468163377

Book Launch: “Why Some Development Works. Understanding Success”

Why do some development projects succeed where others fail? Meera Tiwari’s new book, “Why Some Development Works: Understanding Success” looks at success stories and considers what enabled them to bring change in some of the world’s most deprived communities. 

Using case studies from countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia, Tiwari looks at macro, and some less know micro, success stories and considers why they succeeded. Her approach draws attention to the importance of engaging local actors at an individual, collective and state level. Through this, the book demonstrates how achieving a “convergence” of goals among all actors is a crucial component to a development project’s success.

In the existing literature on development, there has been little attempt to develop a micro-level understanding of development work and Tiwari’s book fills this gap. Moreover, the book has profound implications for how we view fragile states and conflict zones, and the ability of the international agencies to take effective action.

To read more about the book, please follow the link below:
Why Some Development Works: Understanding Success

To purchase the book, please visit Bloomsbury Publishing.

About the author

Meera Tiwari is an Associate Professor in Development Studies at the University of East London. Her interests and expertise include multidimensional understandings of poverty, the Sustainable Development Goals as a discourse for poverty reduction, and empowerment of the most vulnerable communities to access better opportunities in life. Her book, “Why Some Development Works: Understanding Success”, draws on 10 years of fieldwork from rural Bihar, India as well as case studies from other countries like Brazil, Ethiopia, UK and Tanzania.

Join us for the “Why Some Development Works: Understanding Success” digital book launch!

Participants:

The digital book launch will take place on the Zoom platform.

Register for the event here.

Webinar discussion series: Development ethics in times of conflict

September 15, 2021 at 10-11:30 am Colombia time (UTC-5:00)

A series of seminar discussions (webinars) will be held in advance of the conference “Development in times of conflict: ethical pathways towards peace and justice,” the Twelfth Congress of the International Development Ethics Association. These discussions are led by a moderator and feature discussion by invited guests, they are pursued in simultaneous translation in Spanish and English languages. Sessions are free of charge and open, and further discussion contributions from auditors of the sessions are also anticipated. The fourth planned session, “Development ethics in times of conflict,” will feature four ethicists from South, Central and North America introducing the subject area of development ethics on September 15 2021 at 10-11:30 am Colombia time (UTC-5:00).    Registration information for the webinar and further event details may be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desarrollo-etico-en-tiempos-de-conflicto-development-ethics-and-conflict-tickets-169663342625

The webinar is a collective effort of Red para la formación ética y ciudadana (REDETICA), The Universidad Autónoma LatinoAmericana (UNAULA), the Universidad de Ibagué (UnIbagué), International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), and the Guadalupe Institute (New Mexico, USA). The conference that follows is planned to take place in Medellín, Colombia, in 2022. Further detail concerning the 2022 conference, including a renewed call for papers is available, or will be available imminently, here.

Spotlight Series 1

The Education Thematic Group is delighted to announce our forthcoming Spotlight series.

About this event

The Education Thematic Group is delighted to announce our forthcoming Spotlight series. Each month, we will present an interview with a Capabilities scholar in the field of Education, followed by the chance for a coffee and chat. We ask each interviewee to tell us how they came to be interested in the Capabilities Approach, the focus of their current research, and how they have been impacted by the pandemic. We hope this will be an inspiring way to build our Education TG community.

We are thrilled that our first guest is HDCA President-Elect, Professor Melanie Walker, and will take place on Friday 29th October from 1-2pm UTC. Professor Walker is the first President to be elected from the Global South and holds the SARCHi Chair in Higher Education and Human Development at The University of the Free State, Bloemfontein in South Africa. Melanie will be interviewed by Dr. Patience Mukwambo, Lecturer in Education Management and Policy studies at The University of Pretoria.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hdca-spotlight-on-education-tickets-189468163377

Please come and join us – all welcome!

Education TG Coordinators

Faith, Patience, Laksh and Sarah

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