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Panel Discussion- 'Is all aid dead?'
The panel will look at the various approaches to aid, from large-scale fiscal transfers to microfinance, and analyse the relative merits of these approaches. The discussion will tackle questions such as the extent to which corruption can hinder the effectiveness of large-scale fiscal aid, whether foreign-led international development ventures are better or worse for a country than locally-run projects, and whether the best approach to development may vary from country to country. The panel will be chaired by Patrycja Stys, a doctoral candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Nuffield College, Oxford.
Panel discussion- 'Can international development ventures be gender neutral, and should they be?'
The panel will look at whether gender- targeted goals in international development are appropriate, whether there are any negative knock-on effects with such goals and what the best approach to development issues which adversely affect one gender should be. Chairing the panel will be Maria Jaschock, Director of International Gender Studies Centre (IGS) at Lady Margaret Hall.