The Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) is a global school of public policy founded in 2010 at the University of Oxford in England. The School was founded following a £75 million donation from Leonard Blavatnik, supported by £26 million from the University of Oxford.
In their own words: "Our vision is of a world better led, better served and better governed. Our mission is to inspire and support better government and public policy around the world."
The Global Economic Governance Programme was established in 2003 to foster research and debate into how global markets and institutions can better serve the needs of people in developing countries. The programme is co-hosted by University College and the Blavatnik School of Government. The three core objectives of the Programme are: [...] to influence debate and policy in both the public and the private sector in developed and developing countries.
The RISE programme is a large scale, multi-country research programme that seeks to answer the question: "What works to improve education systems to deliver better learning for all at scale in developing countries?" [...] The RISE programme is supported by £27 million in funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
In March, the Blavatnik School of Government, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a meeting of experts on finance for international development. One of the issues under discussion was the scope for a bigger, better World Bank to play a stronger role. Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government set out some preliminary ideas in an interview with Kevin Watkins at Overseas Development Insitute (ODI) in April.
Despite two decades of negotiations, countries have yet to agree a treaty that is sufficiently ambitious to prevent a dangerous warming of the Earth’s climate. The success of the next climate treaty requires a crescendo of advance mitigation activities by countries - but also cities, companies, and civil society groups - from 2013 onward.
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