The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) is the focus at Oxford for teaching and research on international development: the understanding of change and inequality in developing countries, and the interaction of these countries with the rest of the world. We are known for a critical and multi-disciplinary approach, translating social science theory into empirical understanding and providing rigorous evidence for change that can benefit ordinary people in a global context. The Department offers four taught masters courses, an MPhil in Development Studies and a DPhil in International Development. The ODID Distinguished Speaker series brings leading figures from the field of development studies to speak about current issues and challenges.
Higher Education in India: How High, How Far?
Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, explores the direction of travel of the Indian higher education sector.
A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens
Professor Guy Standing of SOAS discusses his new book, A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens
Challenges to Universal Education ahead of the Millennium Development Goals
Kevin Watkins, Director of the Overseas Development Institute, examines current progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in education and draws out some lessons for the post-MDG period.