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Rising Inequality in the Global South: Practice and Solutions

Mon, 19/01/2015 – 12:45 to 18:00
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College
Convenor,  Organised by the African Studies Centre and Oxfam

Dr. Jay Naidoo, Chair, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition,

Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank,

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala, Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, CEO of E.L. Rothschild,

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International,

Mr Kerfalla Yansané, Minister of Mines of the Republic of Guinea ,

Professor Nora Lustig, Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University ,

Professor Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies ,

Nic Cheeseman, Associate Professor in African Politics, University of Oxford

This is the second annual symposium the Centre has co-organised with Oxfam, and an important and exciting event in our calendar.

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Introducing ‘The Doughnut’ of social and planetary boundaries for development


Uploaded on Feb 10, 2012

Kate Raworth, Senior Researcher at Oxfam Great Britain introduces her discussion paper “A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: can we live within the doughnut?” Join the debate at www.oxfamblogs.org/doughnut

This discussion paper is an exploration of what such a model of prosperity might look like.

It presents a visual framework — shaped like a doughnut — which brings the concept of planetary boundaries together with the complementary concept of social boundaries, creating a safe and just space between the two, in which humanity can thrive.

Download the paper at http://oxf.am/oe8
Join the conversation with Kate Raworth at http://oxf.am/oef

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Adventures in New Economics 2: Donut Economics, Kate Raworth


Published on Oct 11, 2013

Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to eradicate poverty and achieve prosperity for all within the means of the planet’s limited natural resources. Until recently working with Oxfam, Kate has developed a visual/conceptual tool in the shape of a doughnut — which brings planetary boundaries together with social boundaries, creating a safe and just space between the two, in which humanity can thrive. Moving into this space demands far greater equity — within and between countries — in the use of natural resources, and far greater efficiency in transforming those resources to meet human needs.

This talk, given on October 9th 2013 at Schumacher College, was the second of 11 talks during the autumn of 2013 on Adventures in New Economics – a wide-ranging speaker series covering the key topics in new economic thinking today, presented by Transition Town Totnes, Totnes REconomy Project, and Schumacher College.

For more information visit:
http://www.schumachercollege.org.uk / twitter: @SchumacherColl
http://www.reconomy.org / twitter: @REconomyProject
http://www.kateraworth.com / twitter: @KateRaworth

This video was produced in association with spreadthelove.org. For more information visit http://www.spreadthelove.org

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Kate Raworth on the ‘Safe and Just Space for Humanity’

Salzburg Global Seminar

Published on Jun 25, 2013

Salzburg Global Fellow Kate Raworth, Senior Visiting Researcher, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University and former Senior Researcher, at Oxfam GB, explains her concept of the doughnut – “A Safe and Just Space for Humanity”.

She spoke at the Salzburg Global session on ‘A Climate for Change: New Thinking on Governance for Sustainability’, June 2013.

You can read more about Kate’s concept here: www.DoughnutEconomics.org

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Why it’s time for Doughnut Economics | Kate Raworth

TEDx Talks

Published on Dec 16, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Economic theory is centuries out of date and that’s a disaster for tackling the 21st century’s challenges of climate change, poverty, and extreme inequality. Kate Raworth flips economic thinking on its head to give a crash course in alternative economics, explaining in three minutes what they’ll never teach you in three years of a degree. Find out why it’s time to get into the doughnut…

Kate Raworth is an economist focused on the rewriting of economics to make it fit for addressing this century’s realities and challenges. She is the creator of the doughnut of social and planetary boundaries which, since being first published by Oxfam in 2012, has gained widespread international recognition and influence in reframing sustainable development, including shaping the United Nations’ post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. She is currently writing Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, to be published by Random House in Spring 2016.

Kate is a senior visiting research associate and lecturer at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and a senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She has presented doughnut economics widely – from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy Movement – and her writing has featured in The Guardian, The New Statesman, Resurgence, Nature Climate Change, and Wired. She has been named by The Guardian as “one of the top ten tweeters on economic transformation”.

Over the past two decades she was senior researcher at Oxfam, co-author of the UN Human Development Report, and a fellow of the Overseas Development Institute in Zanzibar. She holds a first class BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University.

Kate blogs about Doughnut Economics at www.kateraworth.com and tweets @KateRaworth.

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World population and human capital in the 21st century


Streamed live on Nov 3, 2014

The future of global development as well as the end of world population growth in the 21st century will crucially depend on further progress in education, particularly of girls. Almost universally, better educated women have fewer children, have healthier children and are in better heath themselves. Broad based secondary education has been shown to be a key driver of economic growth, of improving governance and democracy and of enhancing the adaptive capacity to climate change.

Professor Wolfgang Lutz of IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria) and Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital will (together with co-authors) present the new OUP book “World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century” which provides the broadest availably scientific synthesis of what is known about the drivers of population and education in all countries of the world.


Professor Wolfgang Lutz, Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
Professor Francesco Billari, Head of Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College
Professor David Coleman, Supernumerary Fellow in Human Sciences and University Professor in Demography
Professor Sarah Harper, Co-Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford Martin School

More information at http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/even…

Oxford Martin School,
University of Oxford

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Ideas Labs | Building Resilience against Systemic Risks | Ian Goldin

World Economic Forum

Published on Oct 24, 2014


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