What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 13/04/2018

13 April, 2018

News & Announcements

  • UKRI’sGCRF team have set up the UKRI international development peer review college, aiming for 95% membership from DAC list countries – ukri.org
  • UKRI has appointed nine Challenge Leaders to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), directing portfolios in: Global Health, Food Systems, Conflict, Resilience, Education & Sustainable Cities – ukri.org
  • ICAI’s next Chief Commissioner is currently being recruited to lead the independent scrutiny body from 2019 to 2023 – ICAI
  • ESRC has launched two new Research Institute; the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy and the Centre for Economic Performance – esrc.ukri.org
  • DFID response to ICAI recommendations on: DFID’s approach to Building Resilience to Natural Disasters – gov.uk
  • DFID Technology Strategy 2017 to 2020: technology to support effective development – gov.uk
  • Penny Mordaunt gave a speech on her vision and priorities for DFID at the Wellcome Collection – BOND




 Events & Reports


Other News & Interesting Links

  • Making the rhetoric of equitable partnerships in research a reality – DFID Research
  • NCDs and economics: the economic case for investing in non-communicable diseases – The Lancet
  • Podcast: UKCDS Board Chair Prof Peter Piot reflects on ‘What makes us human?’ on BBC Radio 2 – bbc.co.uk
  • Interview with Randall Packard: learning to learn from global health history – WHO
  • Top spring reading recommendations from IDS researchers on a range of development themes – IDS

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