Welcome to our seminars channel, where we share the latest research on development, innovation and governance with a focus on emerging
Our seminar series bridges the sometimes artificial divide made between academic research, and policy formulation and implementation. The complex processes of globalization require a proactive and knowledge-based approach to policymaking that is supported by evidence-based research.
The seminar speakers are renowned international specialists and seasoned policy practitioners with first-hand experience in integrating multiple perspectives into day to day decision-making.
Poverty as capability deprivation: multidimensionality and the role of freedom in poverty measurement
Ortrud Leßmann holds PhD in Economics. Currently, she is a researcher in the project GeNECA (fair sustainable development on the basis of the Capability Approach) and teaches at the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. Her research interests comprise the Capability and the conditions-of-life approach, integrated sustainability concepts, the measurement of multidimensional poverty, freedom and well-being, learning to choose and political consequences of these conceptions.
Development, Capabilities and Policy
Dr. Srholec is a senior researcher at CERGE-EI, Prague and an associate
professor at CIRCLE, Lund University. His research interests revolve
around the innovative behaviour of firms, geography of innovation,
territorial innovation systems and economic development. He has
published in the areas of innovation studies, international economics,
regional development and development studies. For more see:
Electronic Governance for Sustainable Development — Conceptual Framework and State of Research
Tomasz Janowski is a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-IIST where he founded and heads the Center for Electronic Governance. He directs research on Electronic Governance (EGOV) policy and practice, transfers research results into instruments for public managers and policy makers, and applies such instruments in practice. Under his leadership, the Center contributed to EGOV awareness and capacity-building in 35 developing and transition countries. Tomasz is one of the earliest proponents of connecting EGOV research and practice — he founded and coordinates the International Conference series on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV). He is an Associate Editor of Government Information Quarterly (Elsevier), co-chairs the EGOV Interest Group at the WorldWideWeb Consortium (W3C), and chaired 16 international conferences in the area. Tomasz has received funding for his projects from Macao Foundation, World Bank, Microsoft, UNDP, European Commission and several national governments. His research findings and policy analysis are published in many conference proceedings, journals, books and reports. He holds PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, UK.
Antipoverty Transfers in Developing Countries: A quiet revolution?
Armando Barrientos is Professor and Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI). He is also a Senior Researcher with the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, leading research on Insecurity, Risk and Vulnerability. Before joining BWPI in 2007, he was Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and Senior Lecturer in Public Economics and Development at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, Manchester.
His work has been published widely, including articles in World Development, Applied Economics, The Manchester School and Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance. His most recent books are 'Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest' (2008, edited with D. Hulme, Palgrave); 'Just Give Money to the Poor' (2010, with J. Hanlon and D. Hulme, Kumarian Press); 'Demographics, Employment and Old Age Security: Emerging Trends and Challenges in South Asia' (2010, edited with Moneer Alam, MacMillan); and 'Social Assistance in Developing Countries' (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has acted as an adviser to the ILO, the World Bank, DFID, UNRISD, IADB, WIEGO, UN-DESA, UNICEF, and the Caribbean Development Bank.