Global Development Institute podcast
About This Show
Welcome to the Global Development Institute podcast. Each episode we will bring you the latest thinking, insights and debate in development studies.
The Global Development Institute is based at The University of Manchester, and builds on 60 years of development studies expertise. With more than 45 academics, 100 PhD students and 500 Master’s students, we are Europe’s largest research and teaching institute addressing poverty and inequality.
Most Recent Episode
In Conversation: Dr Mercedes González de la Rocha and Prof Diana Mitlin
5 days ago
In this episode, Prof Diana Mitlin, Managing Director of GDI, and Dr Mercedes González de la Rocha, an anthropologist and sociologist at CIESAS and an alumna of the University of Manchester, discuss inequalities, clustered disadvantages, urban social isolation, why Mercedes loves Immanuel Wallerstein's definition of income. They also discuss Dr González de la Rocha’s research on poverty and vulnerability in Mexico, including the ten-year research project she led to evaluate the impact of Mexico's conditional cash transfer programme Oportunidades (now called Prospera).