IDD celebrating 50 years

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IDD celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. Throughout the year we will be holding events to mark the occasion - check our news page for what is happening - for example, and to start things off, we hosted the Development Studies Association conference in November 2013.

Study with IDD during our anniversary year on a wide range of development Masters programmes either on campus or by distance learning. See what some of our alumni from more than 100 countries think of the experience.

Latest IDD 50 faces profiles:

IDD 50 faces #12 - Professor Paul Jackson (1993-)

IDD 50 faces #12 - Professor Paul Jackson (1993-)
Description
IDD, or DAG as it was then, was a very different place when I joined in 1993. Many of the members of the department had been there for a long time and I was part of a drive to bring some youth in. I came in as a 'Teaching assistant' on a contract that funded a PhD and gave me a minimum number of teaching hours.

IDD 50 faces #10 - Professor Ken Davey, OBE (1969-2000)

IDD 50 faces #10 - Professor Ken Davey, OBE (1969-2000)
Description
I never dreamt that I would be involved in major reforms in countries as diverse as Indonesia, Slovakia and Ukraine. My time at Birmingham has been rich in opportunity and experience and rich in the friendship of likeminded colleagues both here and abroad.

IDD 50 faces #11 - Dr Rosamund Thomas (1970-71)

IDD 50 faces #11 - Dr Rosamund Thomas (1970-71)
Description
Perhaps it was unusual but nevertheless at Birmingham University, in my time, I cross-read between several disciplines. At INLOGOV, my Master's degree (1970-71) permitted me to study not only UK central and local government, but also administration in developing countries. In addition, I read aspects of social policy and social administration in another department.

IDD 50 faces #09 - Ashok Kumar Jain (1990)

IDD 50 faces #09 - Ashok Kumar Jain (1990)
Description
My time at the IDD (1990) had been most enriching. I especially enjoyed learning how to organize thoughts, lateral thinking, information, time and resource management, converting ideas and academics into practice and gender sensitive development with the people especially the poor.

IDD 50 faces (12/50)

50 faces of CREES
Professor Richard Batley Ahmed Moghazy Ibrahim Hussein A. Salad Maureen Achieng Mohit Bhattacharya
David Cobley Lenni Montiel Matthew Craig Ashok Kumar Jain Professor Ken Davey, OBE (1969-2000)
Dr Rosamund Thomas (1970-71)  Professor Paul Jackson