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17:30 to 19:00
End date
16 October 2013
Auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm


How do Institutions Change? The Prospects for Law and Justice Priorities in the Post-2015 International Development Agenda

This panel discussion will consider the inclusion of law and governance priorities in the post-2015 development agenda.
In May 2013 the UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda published its report, which, amongst other things, called for a renewed focus on governance and suggested the inclusion of development goals relating to access to justice, corruption, legal identity, and judicial accountability. The panel discussion will provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the challenges these objectives raise and how best they might be pursued. 
This event will officially inaugurate the new programme on Development and the Implications for Law, Justice and Society, which examines the interaction between law and socio-economic development, democracy, and human rights in post-Communist countries, in Africa, in Arab nations, and in Latin America.


Michael Woolcock - Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank, and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University
Masooda Bano - University Research Lecturer at the Department for International Development
Samuel Clark - DPhil Student, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford and former consultant to the World Bank
The event is open to all. An informal drinks reception will follow the event.