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International Development

‘International development’ is one of the University of Warwick's research priorities. International Development at Warwick has a vision that combines cutting edge research with knowledge exchange and teaching through contributing to understanding, researching and analyzing the key issues that shape development in a globalizing world.
The GRP ID is able to offer modest sums of funding to researchers involved in international development related areas. Read more>>

What is it that people most want in life? What are their hopes and expectations? Global surveys show people of all ages, genders and nationalities list ‘an honest and responsive government’ among their top three priorities. The other two priorities that regularly top the list are ‘a good education’ and ‘better healthcare.’ Hence, people clearly want not just that their politicians deliver development, but also that they can be held to account. Democracy, good governance and development are intertwined in a hopeful way. Find out more

hThere is a direct link between poverty and health. In developing countries, there are high levels of child/maternal mortality, people are more susceptible to disease and have limited access to healthcare. Development work focuses on strengthening healthcare systems, providing access to health care and tackling diseases such as malaria and HIV/Aids; members of the GRP have been active in all these areas. Find out more »

nThe last quarter of the 20th century saw the development of a robust international discourse around human rights, the product often of wide ranging activism by civil society organisations and campaigners. This rights discourse which puts the individual subject centre stage now informs the way in which international development is understood. Find out more »

aCulture, arts and creative industries are increasingly significant in social, urban and economic development globally. Policies for cultural economy may include using the arts for participation, literacy and education, for preserving traditions, memory or heritage, or for 'creative city' policies for civic development and international tourism, for festivals, celebrations and events, or new start-up businesses or hubs and incubator spaces for new start-ups. This Theme assesses the policies, practices and politics of cultural economy, as many of these policies originate in the UK or Europe. Find out more>>

vSustained economic growth – the most effective way to raise living standards – needs a vibrant private sector that can create jobs and generate tax revenue to fund vital public services. Warwick researchers are studying how market forces in developing countries impede private sector development. Their aim is to improve academic understanding and to influence policies. Find out more »

benedetta_matilde_giulia_landi_copy.jpgPoverty is thus now firmly established as central to framing the study and practice of international development. Many scholars at Warwick are working intensively on these important questions, often across disciplinary and institutional boundaries in both their teaching and research. We will produce a programme of research and dissemination - workshops and seminars, a photography competition, a post graduate student conference and an Annual Lecture - to address the important and urgent questions outlined above. Find out more »

Academic leads

Shirin Rai Shirin Rai
shirin dot rai at warwick dot ac dot uk 024765 23429

Ann Steward Ann Stewart
School of Law
ann dot stewart at warwick dot ac dot uk
02476 523207

Programme Administrator

sanaa Sanaa Vohra
sanaa dot vohra at warwick dot ac dot uk

An eventful year in the life of the GRP International Development

by Professor Ann Stewart, GRP International Development Co-Lead