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GVC Seminar Series podcast: Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains

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As part of the Global Value Chains Seminar Series, Professor Raphael Kaplinsky delivered a guest lecture entitled 'Thinning and Thickening: Productive Sector Policies in the Era of Global Value Chains' on Thursday 12 March.
Date:
30/06/2015
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News from School of Social Policy

Social care micro-enterprises more effective than larger providers, says report

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'Smaller is better' when it comes to providing social care, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/07/2015
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News from School of Education

Research from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues highlighted in BBC report

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A recent article on the BBC News site - How do you instil good character? - discussing how good character may be taught, particularly in schools, referenced research undertaken by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
Date:
05/06/2015
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
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