Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
PhD Student Joseph Gascoigne addresses how the idea of hope should be considered in academic research
IGDC Director Jean Grugel shows why more still needs to be done to guarantee reproductive rights in Latin America
IGDC supports The Development Studies Association's statement to the government for steps to be taken to support the distribution and the expansion of production capabilities of the Covid-19 vaccine in low-income countries in the global South.
IGDC Research Associate, Dr Hanne Cottyn, is awarded funding by the ISRF's seventh Political Economy Research Fellowship for her project to unravel Lake Poopó’s “more-than-human” histories.
Jesse (Polly) Machin, Doctoral Researcher, explores the ideas and discussions raised by our panellists in our webinar 'Migrants and refugees facing Covid-19: UK and global concerns'
IGDC Research Associate, Hanne Cottyn talks about the virtual music festival held in November 2020, in a collaboration between researchers at York and at the Colombian Instituto Humboldt of the IGDC project on Colombian páramos.
IGDC PhD student, Lilian Saka, heads to Zambia to start her fieldwork, analysing the role of regional politics in reproductive health policy in Africa.
On 22-25 March 2021, there will be an online writing workshop for female PhD students and Early Career Researchers
Funding available for students applying to study our PhD in Global Development for 2021/22 entry.
Jean Grugel and Tallulah Lines explain how millions of Latin American women and girls, who work outside the home in caring jobs, have been largely ignored by governments during lockdown.
IGDC supports The Development Studies Association's statement to the government to maintain the 0.7% commitment to aid spending.
IGDC staff share some reading and art on Black history which has had an impact on their research and teaching.
The IGDC and the University of York are celebrating Black History Month 2020 throughout October.
María Belén Villegas shares her thoughts on our webinar on gender inequality and describes how Covid-19 is impacting gender equality in developing countries.
Dr. Indrajit Roy awarded AHRC funding
ODI's Tom Hart joins IGDC as an Honorary Fellow
Professor Jean Grugel discusses her work on the diminishing health and wellbeing of child carers in Mexico City.
Henrice Altink explains how changes in the global economy and conditions affect child malnutrition in Jamaica and also contributes to a rise in childhood obesity.
Ingrid Kvangraven explains how mainstream economics ignores historical and structural factors by design
Sarah Burnard describes her experience in creating an online community for IGDC during the Covid-19 pandemic as Events and Communications Intern
Matthew Barlow, Jean Grugel and Jessica Omukuti explain how cuts to healthcare are hurting women most in Sub-Saharan African countries who are borrowing money to get through the pandemic
IGDC has been awarded Bronze at the 2020 Awards for Green Impact, a national environmental accreditation programme.
IGDC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr Jessica Omukuti, has been awarded a Fellowship to conduct research on scaling climate finance in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.
Henrice Altink discusses the complexities of global challenges and describes how problem-based learning can help in the teaching of these global challenges, in increasingly culturally-diverse classrooms.
Jean Grugel shares her overview of the way Covid-19 is exacerbating failures in the protection of migrants’ right to health in Central and South America.
Rodrigo Campos explores and discusses the political, economic, and social dynamics of recent events in Brazilian politics in response to our seminar 'Political Crisis, Populism, and the Challenges of Progressivism in Brazil'.
Reflecting on a recent IGDC paper lead-authored by Sarah Masefield, Alice Megaw, Matt Barlow and Jean Grugel discuss the potential of NGO data for better research in global health, how they can be used to systematically inform research, and also play an important role in improving health and reducing health inequalities.
IGDC reflect upon our working-from-home experiences and discuss how the changes to working-from-home have impacted on how we work and interpersonal interactions.
Henrice Altink discusses the recent Black Lives Matter protests and the uncomfortable truths it has raised in Jamaica.
IGDC's open letter to staff, students and members in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter global movement.
Jean Grugel, Henrice Altink and Sara de Jong express their concern over the UK Government's decision to merge the DFID with the FCO.
IGDC supports The Development Studies Association's call on the Government to reconsider its proposal to merge the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven discusses dependency theory and how it could help us find deeper solutions to global economic problems.
Amy Brennan describes her experience working for IGDC during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as Events and Communications Intern
As Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his supporters mark a year since his re-election from May 2019, Indrajit Roy explores the rise of Hindu nationalism in India.
Henrice Altink outlines the Caribbean Foodscapes Research Project and its focus on the historical and epidemiological transitions in urban Caribbean foodscapes.
Matt Barlow considers how the new administration is responding to the crisis
Sumit Mazumdar explains how the WHO decides where to spend its funds, and how it allocates money between different global health programmes and regions.
Indrajit Roy discusses the problems of the pandemic lockdown and highlights the disjunctions between mobility and citizenship in India.
There is an urgent need for rights-based health policies to protect the health and well-being of this exceptionally vulnerable group.
The studentships are based in the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity and will contribute to the Centre's research aims, which examine how the relationship between humanity and the natural world is changing, and how we might develop and maintain a sustainable Earth.
Professor Henrice Altink has won a British Academy/Global Challenges Research Fund grant to run a writing workshop for early career researchers and final-year PhD students at the University of Ghana.
On Monday 10 February, students and staff were invited to hear from five panelists, of different disciplines and at different career stages, discussing the practicalities of carrying out global development research in a sustainable, carbon-neutral way.
Dr Sarah Masefield, Research Fellow with IGDC had the article The Caregiver Health Effects of Caring for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Meta-analysis published.
Lauren Avery, PhD in Global Development, has been awarded a Fellowship to attend a seven week Portuguese language intensive course in preparation for her field work.
IGDC will host its second Photography Competition and Exhibition in 2020 over the spring and summer terms, and seeks an enthusiastic and capable intern to support in various aspects of the competition and exhibition. Apply now! Closing date: 11 February.
The degradation of urban natural spaces reduces their ability to benefit human populations. Restoration can support urban sustainability by improving both the ecological health of these spaces and the public benefits they provide, but studies have rarely combined both perspectives.
On 11 December 2019, the University of York hosted the first in a series of four interdisciplinary workshops funded by the York-Maastricht Partnership.
A three year full-time interdisciplinary PhD opportunity is now available.
Three months in and Lilian Saka has been reflecting on her PhD journey so far. It's still early days, but the first three months have given her a lot to reflect on.
We caught up with Andrea C Bianculli, Assistant Professor at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) after her research stay with IGDC.
The SIID-IGDC Postgraduate Conference, in conjunction with the White Rose DTP Civil Society, Development & Democracy Pathway, will take place on Wednesday 13 - Thursday 14 May. Call for abstracts now open.
The third workshop will take place from 29-30 January 2020 at the University of Sheffield.
A four year fully-funded PhD opportunity for an interdisciplinary PhD in the new Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity is now available.
Latin American Postgraduate Researchers working together with the IGDC on a special edition of the Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR).
The first workshop of the Development Transformations focusses on States and Emerging Markets, organised by Jean Grugel (York) and Adam Dixon (Maastricht) and will take place on 11th December at the University of York, hosted by the IGDC.
We are delighted to advise that applications for the fourth Cohort of the Laidlaw Scholars programme will open on 10 January 2020.
Professor Henrice Altink explores the multiple forms of race and colour discrimination in Jamaica through her new book 'Public Secrets: Race and colour in colonial and independent Jamaica'. Read the Liverpool University Press Blog here!
IGDC Members Lisa Emberson and Eleanor Jew attended a workshop in Ghana to discuss what data we need to really understand how air pollution is linked to human health and agriculture. Read all about their visit here.
As part of the project “Integrating ecological and cultural histories to inform sustainable and equitable futures for the Colombian páramos” research associate Hanne Cottyn took her first research trip to Colombia this summer. Read all about it here!
On July 8th and 9th, York’s Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) hosted a 2-day workshop on resource extraction in Argentina. Catch up with the presentations and discussions here.
'Scoop' is an entirely student run co-operative run by a society of students who are passionate about making your weekly shop easy, affordable, and, most importantly, good for the planet.
MPA student Emily Yeates discusses her experience as a research assistant for the 'Africa Beyond Brexit' project.
Professor Henrice Altink attends the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN) meeting
The second international workshop that forms part of a White Rose Collaboration funded project on Contested Territories.
On July 11 and 12th, the IGDC and Africa Network at York will host a workshop, ‘Cyclone Idai: response, recovery and future risks’ with focus on disaster planning, climate adaptation and energy infrastructure networks.
Last week the IGDC attended the University of York’s June undergraduate open days to promote our new BA in Global Development.
University of York student Chelsea Davey undertook an internship in events and communications at the IGDC this Spring to help raise the profile of the Centre. Here’s what she got up to...
On 20-21 June, IGDC members organised a workshop to discuss the preliminary findings of a project on small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Read all about it here!
Our major new campaign, York Unlimited, invites you to join us in a mission to make more discoveries and improve lives.
Latin American Postgraduate Researchers hold their annual conference at the University of York.
A new network between the University of York, Sheffield and Leeds explores contested territories in Latin America. Research associate Hanne Cottyn reflects on the networks first workshop - read all about it here.
IGDC brings together NGOs, humanitarian organisations, and businesses to explore better use of data for development.
Last week, the IGDC had the pleasure of hosting another work experience placement with Elise from Fulford School. Read about her time here!
IGDC intern Chelsea Davey gives insight into LGBTQ in Brunei.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Kevin Rosch, who joined us in March 2019!
IGDC hosts Easter Party at Gale Farm Court in partnership with York Cares
A seven-episode podcast for The Conversation on the ongoing Indian elections co-hosted by IGDC Member Dr Indrajit Roy - find out more below!
We are pleased to announce the availability of funds for ECRs to attend conferences or travel to support formation of new partnerships in Africa.
A policy brief released by the EUCANET Partnership
Smokeless tobacco (ST) includes a variety of tobacco containing products which are widely available in Pakistan and are increasingly being recognised as a global public health concern, with at least 350 million users worldwide.
University of York student, Mairi Clarkson, recently spent 5 weeks interning with IGDC partner, International Service, at their offices based in York. Here is what she has to say about the experience.
How do we conceptualise and research Contested Territories in Latin America?
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Talib Khan, who joined us in June 2018!
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Prof. Jeff Jia, who joined us in September 2018!
IGDC academics take part in YUSU's ‘Women in Politics’ panel in celebration of International Women’s Day.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Hanne Cottyn, who joined us in February 2019!
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Eleanor Jew, who joined us in February 2019!
In December 2018 and January 2019 the IGDC sent Alan Msosa to Malawi where he held interviews and meetings aimed at understanding the political context of health policy - read all about his experience here!
The University of York is pleased to offer two Equal Access Scholarships for students who are seeking refuge in the UK and seeking to pursue an undergraduate degree programme.
Missed our ‘Learning from NGOs for inclusive development’ workshop? Catch up with the presentations and discussions here.
IGDC celebrates women in Science.
The beginning of a 6-month collaborative project with the University of Ghana on small-scale gold mining.
IGDC member, Professor Kate Pickett (Department of Health Sciences) and IGDC Co-director, Professor Piran White (Department of Geography and Environment), participated as speakers at this year’s YorkTalks.
Laura (IGDC Administrator) and Lauren (IGDC Research Support Officer) win 'Outstanding Support for Research and Impact Award' at Professional@York Awards Ceremony 2018!
On the back of an exciting joint interdisciplinary project, the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) was part of a delegation to Michigan in late 2018.
Last week, researchers from across the country - and beyond - gathered at the University of York to unpack and critically examine the potential behind the financial inclusion agenda.
The IGDC has the pleasure of announcing the winners of the Photography Competition: 'Celebrating People and Places Globally'
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2019 INTERNSHIP NOW CLOSED
Last month, IGDC team members Henrice Altink, Piran White and Alice Megaw visited Kingston, Jamaica to discuss current projects with stakeholders in the region.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Sangeeta Chattoo, who joined us in August 2018!
The Career Development Network (CDN) held its first networking meeting on the 10th October 2018, bringing together University of York Researchers to share research interests and ideas to encourage future collaborations. Read all about it here!
The YESI 5-year Anniversary Event took place on October 8th, and IGDC Director Professor Jean Grugel took part in the closing panel discussion ‘Challenges and opportunities in the Anthropocene’.
Last week we organised a UK Disability Services tour for two mothers leading the rights movement of families affected by Zika virus in Brazil, who were visiting the university for five days to take part in a series of workshops.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Tom O’Brien, who joined us in October 2018!
Photography Competition **Now Closed**
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Maria Eugenia Giraudo, who joined us in June 2018!
Carla Torres and Eleanor Oliver undertook an internship in research and communications at the IGDC this summer to help raise the profile of the Centre. Here’s what they got up to...
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Adriana Castelli, who joined us in June 2018!
My internship at the IGDC: Thanzi La Onse
Early Career Researchers are invited to submit their work on financial inclusion in development for presentation at a workshop at the University of York on 'Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion'.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Omara Dogar, who joined us in June 2018!
Enforced disappearances are a widespread phenomenon around the world, and they are a human rights violation where the state is often the perpetrator. The annual ‘International Victims of Enforced Disappearances’ day provides an opportunity to consider the victims and the origins of this crime.
My internship at the IGDC Child Carers Project. A transformative experience.
On Monday the 23rd July, IGDC Centre Team Members, Alan Msosa and Lauren Avery took part in the Civil Society Forum, which preceded the first ever Global Disability Summit (GDS18), in London. Read all about their experience here!
The IGDC and YESI co-hosted a lunchtime seminar on land and natural resources management in Africa on Wednesday 25th July
IMPACT was officially launched the 11th of July - Read all about the event here!
For a week in July, the IGDC had the pleasure of hosting work experience placement Cecily Perara. Read about her time at the IGDC here!
Tackling rising obesity rates in the Caribbean islands and exploring the foodscapes of Kingston, Jamaica
The IGDC is pleased to announce that we have been joined by four interns who will be working with us over the summer period. The interns are all University of York students who are taking part in one of the internship programmes run through the York Student Internship Bureau.
Exploring how health and social research can come together at the University of York
The IGDC has officially arrived!
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP NOW CLOSED
The IGDC to launch exciting new interdisciplinary PhD programme in 2019/20
A community festival to celebrate all things to do with mangroves!
The impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the risks faced by the coastal areas of the Caribbean
Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
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