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IPR Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice (DPRP) webinar series

Join us for a special webinar series to meet our DPRP students and learn about their current research projects.

  • 11 Jan 2021, 12.00pm to 13 Jan 2021, 1.50pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

Join us for a special webinar series from the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice (DPRP). Hosted by Professor James Copestake, meet our DPRP students over the course of three days and learn about their current research projects.


Monday 11 January 2021

Session one (12.00 - 12.50):

  • Rethinking smart urbanism in India, Caroline Fazli
  • Research policy actors as agents of transformation or managers of the status-quo. The case of Punab’s educational reforms, 2009-18, Javed Malik

Session two (13.00 - 13.50):

  • Multinational investment in primary health and education services in Kenya and Uganda: At what public policy price?, Sue Godt
  • Mainstreaming quality standards for evaluation of global technical cooperation programmes, Andrew Fyfe

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Session three (12.00 - 12.50):

  • How balanced is the BBC reporting on COVID-19?, James Georgalakis
  • Towards a complex systems perspective on public procurement: Purchasing PPE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Margaret Rose

Session four (13.00 - 13.50):

  • Can the criminal justice system in Kenya be strengthened using blockchain (distributed ledger) technology? An analysis through the lens of new institutional economics, Njahira Karanja
  • Analysing judicial quality and performance management in the Caribbean, Shaun Finnetty

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Session five (12.00 - 12.50):

  • Work family balance policies and human wellbeing in the GCC: Why are better policies so hard to attain?, Ahmed Aref
  • Accounting to the UK Parliament on value for money of university research funding, Heidi Peterson

Session six (13.00 - 13.50):

  • Researching devolution of nutrition policy to county level in Kenya, Cathy Kamau
  • A retrospective analysis of national ownership and sovereign debt reduction under the highly indebted poor countries initiative, Suren Tripathi

View the full agenda.

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