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International Development

‘International development’ is one of the University of Warwick's research priorities. The University is addressing global challenges through its world-class multi-disciplinary research. International Development at Warwick has a vision that combines cutting edge research with knowledge exchange and teaching through contributing to understanding, researching and analyzing the key issues that shape development in a globalizing world. Read more »


The study of gendered social relations - how women and men are situated historically, structurally and discursively within development frameworks, institutions, policies an movements, and with what outcomes – has been a critically important intervention to the study of development. Scholars ar Warwick are working on these important issues of gender and development, through research and teaching and through developing vibrant and multidisciplinary nerworks across countries and regions. Find out more »


hThere is a direct link between poverty and health. In developing countries, there are high levels of child/maternal mortality, people are more susceptible to disease and have limited access to healthcare. Development work focuses on strengthening healthcare systems, providing access to health care and tackling diseases such as malaria and HIV/Aids; members of the GRP have been active in all these areas. Find out more »

nThe last quarter of the 20th century saw the development of a robust international discourse around human rights, the product often of wide ranging activism by civil society organisations and campaigners. This rights discourse which puts the individual subject centre stage now informs the way in which international development is understood. Find out more »

aCulture, arts and creative industries are increasingly significant in social, urban and economic development globally. Policies for cultural economy may include using the arts for participation, literacy and education, for preserving traditions, memory or heritage, or for 'creative city' policies for civic development and international tourism, for festivals, celebrations and events, or new start-up businesses or hubs and incubator spaces for new start-ups. This Theme assesses the policies, practices and politics of cultural economy, as many of these policies originate in the UK or Europe. Find out more>>

vSustained economic growth – the most effective way to raise living standards – needs a vibrant private sector that can create jobs and generate tax revenue to fund vital public services. Warwick researchers are studying how market forces in developing countries impede private sector development. Their aim is to improve academic understanding and to influence policies. Find out more »

aAnother India is built around a dialogue between some of the most high-profile leaders of these sectors in India with members of the Warwick community. Another India showcases the University of Warwick’s commitment to innovative global inquiry. In all the talk of India's recent corporate and political successes, we often lose sight of the fact that many of the most innovative and impactful interventions in public life of the country begin and circulate outside official corporate or policy spheres – in India’s dynamic non-state -activist - arts-academic interface. Find out more >>

Academic leads

Shirin Rai Shirin Rai
shirin dot rai at warwick dot ac dot uk 024765 23429

Ann Steward Ann Stewart
School of Law
ann dot stewart at warwick dot ac dot uk
02476 523207

Programme Officer

as Nina Slokar Boc
n dot slokar-boc at warwick dot ac dot uk
02476 523119

An eventful year in the life of the GRP International Development

by Professor Shirin M Rai, GRP International Development co-lead