New research programme to advance economic justice in developing countries

13 April 2021

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The Oxford Martin School has launched a new programme to identify how international development can deliver meaningful work and livelihoods for all citizens.

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Development aims to reframe development away from the preoccupation with aggregate growth and focus on shared prosperity in the face of global challenges including climate change, technological advancement and demographic shifts. It will also provide an agenda for action in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely derailed the development agenda.

“Overcoming poverty and creating meaningful work for citizens everywhere are among the greatest global challenges,” said Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Development. “This programme aims to improve livelihoods and economic justice in developing countries by providing practical insights into what can be done in different countries to address the challenges of global megatrends and establish shared prosperity.”

“By drawing on existing research being undertaken in the Oxford Martin School, including the Technological and Economic Change and The Future of Work programmes, we will be able to provide unique perspectives to create a better future for developing countries.”

This research programme has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies. The programme is recruiting a number of post-doctoral and junior researchers to support the delivery of its research agenda and broader aims.