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The Institute for Development Studies is planning to hold a conference in November 2015 to commemorate
50 years of existence.  These are photos of the IDS@50 Planning Committee
Meeting held on Wednesday 13th  May 2015.


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Prof Winnie Mitullah was one of the moderators at the University of Nairobi’s symposium on “Counterterrorism: In search of a Grand African Strategy.” The symposium was organised by the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS) and Africa Policy Institute (API) on May 7th 2015 at the University of Nairobi, main campus.

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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), in collaboration with Transparency International Kenya, has released the Afrobarometer Round 6 survey findings on corruption in Kenya.

 According to the findings released at the Nairobi Safari Club on 14th April 2015, a majority of Kenyans say corruption has increased over the past year and the government has performed poorly in fighting it. The police, government officials, members of Parliament, and business executive are most widely perceived as corrupt.

Nairobi Safari Club
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On 26 March 2015, Prof. Dorothy McCormick presented a paper titled “Trade, SMEs and Development in Africa” at International Trade Center (ITC) seminar in Geneva. The paper co-authored by Mr. Herbert Wamalwa is one of the background papers prepared for ITC’s forthcoming flagship publication on SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015.

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Below is the group picture 


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In March 2015, Dr. Radha Upadhyaya attended a high level roundtable on Africa and Global Finance at the University of Oxford. The roundtable brought together African regulators and academics to critically examine the economics and political economy of new developments in African finance and their implications for regulatory design in Africa. 


Nairobi Safari Club
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