As the MPhil in Development Studies in our Department turns 20, OPHI – the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative – turns a mere 10. So on the eve of the MPhil workshop, OPHI wish to invite MPhil students who are returning to celebrate this anniversary to an evening briefing on global poverty. We will review how the landscape of work to fight poverty in its many dimensions has evolved over the past decade from the sidelines to the SDGs. And we’ll ponder what we should do now, at this juncture, to keep advancing these issues with the urgency, partnership, and attentiveness they yet require.
Conversation will continue over a reception in which there will also be opportunities either to engage OPHI’s animated team and provide particular input by region or topic – or to simply swirl a glass and catch up with friends before sauntering off for a meal.