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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

Events: Event series

ODI regularly hosts events series, which take an in-depth look at key development and humanitarian issues.

Security and justice seminar series

Event - Seminar - 1 March 2014 - 1 March 2015
​A series of six seminars will be held throughout 2014-2015 to discuss key conceptual and practical issues related to security and justice programming, providing the opportunity for regular meetings amongst the security and justice community of practice, helping to build stronger connections, relationships and shared knowledge, and in turn supporting better programming.
Dialogue with an opposition group and community in Darfur
Dialogue with an opposition group and community in Darfur

Dialogue with an opposition group and community in Darfur, 2007
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Credit: Conflict Dynamics International
Source: Conflict Dynamics International

Humanitarian negotiations: engaging with state and non-state actors in the midst of conflict

Event - Public event - 5 September - 6 November 2013

This event series will examine the challenges and compromises involved in humanitarian negotiations with state and non-state armed actors, how engagement affects access to populations, and what lessons can be learned.

BetterEvaluation rainbow framework
BetterEvaluation rainbow framework

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Credit: BetterEvaluation
Source: BetterEvaluation

BetterEvaluation coffee break webinars

Event - Webinar - 3 May 2013

This eight part series of webinars, hosted by the American Evaluation Association, presents the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework for evaluation and how to use it.

Women in Pakistan wait to vote
Women in Pakistan wait to vote

License: Creative Commons
Credit: Rachel Clayton/Department for International Development
Source: Flickr

Elections, legitimacy and transitions: lessons from emerging democracies

Event - Public event - 19 March 2013 - 19 March 2014

An astonishing political transformation has taken place around the world over the past three decades. Today, a majority of countries are ‘electoral democracies’. Even the Middle East, a region that long seemed immune to democratisation, is in the midst of momentous change. In country after country, people have risked their lives to call for free elections, and elections have been held in all but 5 countries since 2000. Clearly, there is a lot more to democracy than elections — but elections are among its most visible elements, and they have become almost universal. This event series, which is part of a wider ODI initiative, in partnership with International IDEA and BBC Media Action, on “Why elections matter: Assessing the quality of governance in emerging democracies”, will pull together insights and lessons that have emerged about both the opportunities that elections offer and some of the challenges they raise.

Magnifying glass
Magnifying glass

Holding a magnifying glass to a field
License: Creative Commons
Credit: marcomagrini
Source: Flickr

Developments in public finance: evidence, theory and practice

Event - Public event - 20 June - 31 December 2012

This event series delivered by the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure (CAPE) explored pertinent issues in public finance in developing countries and fragile states. By convening a range of specialists – including researchers, policy-makers and practitioners – the series aimed to share evidence, ideas and innovations to spur improvements in practice and to drive forward the research agenda.

For more information about the series and to register interest in future seminars, please contact Rebecca Simson (r.simson@odi.org.uk).


Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) series: ‘Demanding accountability from the bottom-up: examining what works, what does not work, and why'

Event - Public event - 21 March 2012 - 31 January 2013

This series comprises six discussions around the theme of ‘Demanding accountability from the bottom-up: examining what works, what does not work, and why'. The series reflects on the four years of implementing Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) programmes such as Mwananchi in various parts of the world.

Advanced course on conflict, crisis and transitions

Event - Course - 9 November 2011

The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute and the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York are partnering to offer a yearly ‘Advanced Course on Conflict, Crisis and Transitions’, a week-long programme targeting mid-career and senior professionals.

Dice
Dice

License: Creative Commons
Credit: milky.way
Source: Flickr

Busan and beyond: aid effectiveness in a new era

Event - Public event - 7 July - 30 October 2011

Aid effectiveness is again at the top of the development agenda. As the aid community prepares to meet at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in November 2011, this ODI event series examines some of the most pressing issues that need to be addressed by the policymaking community.

People flooded village rural Mozambique
People flooded village rural Mozambique

People walk through flooded village in rural Mozambique
License: Creative Commons
Credit: TheHumanitarianCoaliton.ca
Source: Flickr

Climate finance effectiveness

Event - Public event - 24 March - 30 May 2011

2011 is an important year for climate finance.  With the 17th COP meeting of the UNFCCC planned for the end of the year in Durban, South Africa, strong progress on climate finance is necessary for the success of the international negotiations. 

Accounts clerk looking at accounts
Accounts clerk looking at accounts

Accounts clerk looking at accounts, ECWA Evangel Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
License: Creative Commons
Credit: MikeBlyth
Source: Flickr

Long-term research perspectives on budget support

Event - Workshop - 22 March - 19 October 2011

The purpose of this series of closed events is to allow prominent researchers and policy advisors more time to think through and discuss what are considered to be some of the key questions and themes surrounding budget support today.

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