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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

Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

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The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
22/06/2015
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News from School of Education

John Ryan discusses Year 6 SATs on Midlands Today

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John Ryan, interviewed by Midlands Today for a feature on Year 6 SAT tests
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13/05/2015
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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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