Prof. John Wiliams and the DAAD PhD Student Kennedy Alatinga (co-author) published their paper "Does membership in mutual health insurance guarantee quality health care? Some evidence from Ghana" in the European Journal of Business and Social Science. The paper can be downloaded here.
15 students from 11different countries of the world take part in the 2012 Bochum Programme of Development Management at the UWC in Cape Town. Welcome and good luck!
The PhD thesis of Dr. Charlton Tsodzo, the first graduate of the International Development Studies Doctoral Programme of the Centre, is published and can be downloaded: The Role of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Improving Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: The Case of the SimPill Technology & Tuberculosis Treatment in South Africa
From 14 - 17 March 2012, Dr. Gabriele Bäcker and Britta Niklas took part in the network meeting of the DAAD Centres of Excellence (DAAD-magazine) at the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics. On 17th March 2012, the opening ceremony of the meeting took place in the Polytechnic Hotel School close to the campus of the Polytechnic of Namibia. During the Meeting the topic " Governance, Institutions and Legal Pluralism" was discussed in order to learn from each other´s experience in the management of the cetnres.
We want to welcome six new scholarship holders at the Development Research Section of our Centre at the University of the Western Cape. Whereas Coretta Jonah and Eria Serwajja are taking part in our phd programme, Grace Geletsu, Erik Mariga and Zororo Mavindidze are studying the MA in Development Studies and Kabaso Kabwe is studying the MA in Public Administration.
The DRD offers DAAD merit scholarships for excellent students on the Master's (Master in Development Studies and Master in Public Administration) and PhD level. The next deadline for submission of applications is 31 July 2012. For more information see scholarship section and the information about study programmes at the DRD - here especially the "How to apply" part.
Two of our Master students, Winnie Sambu and Seyfe Tadesse, were invited to participate at the South African budget speech, which was held at the South African Parliament in Cape Town on 22nd February 2012. This gave them the unique opportunity not only to gain first-hand experiences in development policy issues but, in addition to this, to meet the South African President, Jacob Zuma, face-to-face!
The Centre congratulates Dr. Charlton Tsodzo, who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 20th December 2011. He is the first graduate of the International Development Studies Doctoral Programme of the Centre! He wrote his thesis on "The Role of Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Improving Health Outcomes in Developing Countries: The Case of the SimPill Technology & Tuberculosis Treatment in South Africa". The PhD thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Werner Voss. The second supervisor was Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein.
On 9 December 2011, 14 new Masters graduated from the Bochum Programme of Development Management at the Development Research Division of the South African - German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice. Congratulations to all of you!
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Our PhD Student Davison Muchadenyika again published a paper which is titled: Politics and the practice of planning: The case of Zimbabwean cities. It can be accessed here.
Davison Muchadenyika, PhD candidate at CDR published a new paper titled 'Multi-Donor Trust Funds and Fragile States: Assessing the Aid Effectiveness of the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund'.
Research for this paper was largely conducted during Davison worked on his Master thesis for the Bochum Programme of Development Management.