Raphael Kaplinsky, Professor of International Development at the Development Policy and Practice, discusses the significance of global value chains during Duke's Global Summit on Governance and Development in a Value Chain World.
At the end of October 2014, Professor Raphael Kaplinsky attended Duke University’s high-profile Duke Global Summit on Governance and Development in a Value Chain World to take part in the panel discussion, Academic Reflections on Global Value Chains.
Dr Pía Riggirozzi,
Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton.
Dr Michael Ngoasong and Alex Korda
The Open University Business School
Prof. Myles Wickstead
Development Policy & Practice
The Open University
Dr Ben Lampert appeared on Arise TV to discuss the impact of increased Chinese migration to Africa and the wider context of China’s heightened engagement with the continent.
This interview drew on his new book Chinese migrants and Africa’s Development, which is published by Zed and was co-authored with OU colleagues Professor Giles Mohan and Dr Daphne Chang, and Dr May Tan-Mullins from the University of Nottingham, Ningbo. This book is the first to systematically study the motivations, relationships and impact of this migration. It focuses not just on the Chinese migrants but also on the perceptions of, and linkages to, their African hosts.
Andrew Agyei-Holmes, Richmond Atta-Ankomah & David Botchie
Development Policy and Practice
The Open University
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Hazel Johnson looks behind changes in the world economy, rising powers and new technologies to reveal the struggles of individuals, groups and organisations to improve their livelihoods. In the process she enables us to see their agency, and the opportunities and contradictions in interventions aimed at changing their conditions.
"Sustainable Growth in a Globalising World -- Not Whether, But How to Participate in the Global Economy"
This Jubilee Lecture for the 25th birthday of its European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) was part of the 14th EADI General Conference "Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes" (Monday, 23 June 2014, 5pm).
Raphael Kaplinsky, Professor of International Development, The Open University, UK
In seeking to be part of global value chains (GVCs), it is important to know and understand the core incompetencies and competencies of business or government, respectively, in order to "prioritise and specialise" the vertical value chain, Open University Professor Raphael Kaplinsky said at Thursday's Economies of Regions Learning Network meeting in Pretoria.
Professor Raphael Kaplinsky, a Professor of International Development at the Development Policy and Practice speaks about Misconceptions, realities and unanswered questions: China's engagement with Africa.
The event was held at ODI offices in London on 20 January 2014. More information can be found here.