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Transparency and supply chains: the international challenges and solutions

Transparency and supply chains: the international challenges and solutions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Transparent and open relations between a company and its suppliers and buyers are necessary in order to exchange best practice and also in order to avoid the reputational damage that might occur if one of the parties behaves inappropriately.

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This article references the ESRC funded SCA-Emp Project

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Expat wages up to 900% higher than for local employees, research shows 

Expat wages up to 900% higher than for local employees, research shows  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A survey of 1,300 local and expat workers found a wage gap that ranges from 400-900% and causes significant resentment among local workers

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Article cites research from the project Add-Up which is funded by the joint DFID-ESRC Scheme for Research on International Poverty Reduction

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Where is your surname from?

Where is your surname from? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Ever wondered where your name comes from? The website Forebears can show you how common your surname is in different parts of the world."

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The Forebears website was developed through an ESRC-funded project

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'We want to be part of the solution': universities reach out to refugees

'We want to be part of the solution': universities reach out to refugees | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Several UK universities have announced scholarships, jobs and the hope of a new life for those affected by the migrant crisis

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Urgency grant into the migrant crisis

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CASS invests in first major international scheme with UK Research Councils

CASS invests in first major international scheme with UK Research Councils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four new UK-China partnerships to strengthen research in the social sciences and arts and humanities have been announced on 9 September.

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Article cites the Newton Fund and quotes ESRC CEO Professor Jane Elliott

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Is this the secret to a lasting marriage?

Is this the secret to a lasting marriage? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers in Canada found happily married women were more sensitive to their husband’s unexpected positive emotions than to their negative ones.
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The research cited in this article used data from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey.

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French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history

French academic Thomas Piketty says Germany has failed to learn from history | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One of the world’s most influential economists has said that German conservatives are on course to destroy Europe with their commitment to continent-wide austerity.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics

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Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled

Figures show immigration surge as illegal working bill unveiled | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Net migration to UK reached 318,000 in 2014, just below all-time peak in 2005, with immigration from outside Europe rising strongly
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The article quotes Madeleine Sumption, director of the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Study shows stress in early life can lead to overall bodily wear-and-tear on into middle age

Study shows stress in early life can lead to overall bodily wear-and-tear on into middle age | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A team of scientists with researchers from several institutions in France has found that multiple stress events that occur early in life can cause an increase in overall wear-and-tear on the body, well into middle age. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Research network to boost development in Africa planned

Research network to boost development in Africa planned | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new research and capacity building hub that targets pro-poor initiatives is to be formed in Africa this year.
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The article cites a new research and capacity building hub which is being established by the ESRC-funded Centre for Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS).

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Grow The Idea's curator insight, January 21, 2015 7:46 PM

Do development initiatives truly improve the living conditions of the global poor? Is not a more local perspective necessary, even logical, for overcoming the challenges we face?

 

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Are militias a menace?

Are militias a menace? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scholars and policymakers are alarmed by the role of pro-government militias in atrocities. Yet researchers of counterinsurgency often describe such militias as an invaluable tool.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Pro-Government Militia project (PGM)

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UK-Brazil collaborative small-scale scientific research funded

UK-Brazil collaborative small-scale scientific research funded | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research Councils UK announces nearly 6 million pounds in joint funding between the two countries for Research Partnerships under the Newton Fund.
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The article quotes Professor Jane Elliott, CEO of ESRC and International Champion for Research Councils UK (RCUK).

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Czechs and Slovaks Still Search for Truth and Love, 25 Years After the Velvet Revolution

Czechs and Slovaks Still Search for Truth and Love, 25 Years After the Velvet Revolution | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Twenty-five years on, views on the events of 1989 are mixed. Polls from Czech research institute CVVM and Slovakia’s IVO reveal only 61 per cent of Czechs and 51 per cent of Slovaks view the events of that autumn in a positive light. 

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The author of the article, Tim Haughton, has received funding from the ESRC.

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Maura Dwyer's curator insight, December 12, 2015 11:59 AM

This scoop is important to my project because it shows commemoration for one of czech's biggest events in its history.

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How the Sustainable Development Goals can open up political space for transformative development

How the Sustainable Development Goals can open up political space for transformative development | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

When the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed last September, there was much expectation about how they could help get sustainability back on the development agenda, and push the international community to develop new approaches to development. A declaration, covering both north and south, sought to identify a new era for development that was universal, indivisible and radical. As the slogan went, ‘no-one was to be left behind’. The old aid focused, post-colonial MDGs were a thing of the past we hoped, and a new political space was to be opened up.

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This article was written by Ian Scoones, co-director of the ESRC Social, Technological and Envrionmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre at Sussex 

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How big a threat is Islamic State in Central Asia?

How big a threat is Islamic State in Central Asia? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Islamic State has been spreading its influence beyond the Middle East – and Central Asia could be in the firing line.

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This article was co-authored by ESRC-funded John Heathershaw.

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EU leaders seek to share responsibility for migration in Malta

EU leaders seek to share responsibility for migration in Malta | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A €1.8bn trust fund is on offer if only African countries will take the problem away.

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Article by Dr Vicki Squire who receives funding from the ESRC at the University of Warwick

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Too few available men with enough education in USA? A cross-national comparison

Over the past several decades, marriage rates have fallen dramatically in the U.S. Many believe that a shortage of 'marriageable' men is the primary culprit.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Which countries are in the best position to take migrants?

Which countries are in the best position to take migrants? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

EU countries are promising to take more asylum seekers, but which are best placed to do so?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory based at the University of Oxford

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New app Global Village lets you compare yourself with other nationalities

Have you ever wondered whether all people think the same way, or whether cultural differences across the world mean people’s minds work differently? A new app, ‘Global Village: Discover Your Think...

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Artilce cites a new app Global Village, developed at Durham University and funded by the ESRC.

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Film on Uttarakhand village becomes a teaching tool in west

Film on Uttarakhand village becomes a teaching tool in west | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A 16-minute film on the life of Uttarakhand’s Makar Singh, his economic hardships and his efforts to uplift his community has won several awards and become a key teaching tool in universities across UK, US, Canada and Australia.

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Article cites Dr Jane Dyson and her prize for Outstanding International Impact at the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2015 awards

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The secret lives of child labourers of the Himalayas

The secret lives of child labourers of the Himalayas | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

For 15 months, social geographer Jane Dyson lived in a mountain village with young Indian workers, bonding over ‘mountain ice cream’

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Article cites ESRC-funded researcher Dr Jane Dyson from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

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Nicola Banks discusses youth entrepreneurship

Nicola Banks discussed East African youth entrepreneurship on BBC World Service and Radio One Kampala

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Dr Nicola Banks is an ESRC Future Research Leader researching youth poverty and inequality.

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Charlie Hebdo: research shows French solidarity faces testing times

Charlie Hebdo: research shows French solidarity faces testing times | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

On the streets of France there is a strong public response to the murders of 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. But we do not yet know the medium to long-term consequences the attack will have on the nation's public mood.

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Author, Thomas Scotto, Professor of Government at University of Essex receives funding from the ESRC for his research.

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Revealed: the real reasons immigrants come to the UK - Telegraph

Revealed: the real reasons immigrants come to the UK - Telegraph | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Immigrants moving to the UK for work are the largest and fastest-growing category, but non-EU citizens moving for study are increasing
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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British forensic experts work with Mexican parents to create database of disappeared

British forensic experts work with Mexican parents to create database of disappeared | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As Mexican president announces police revamp following student atrocity outrage, British-funded project aims to identify human remains buried in mass graves across violence-plagued country
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Article features the Citizens Led Forensics Project, funded as part of the ESRC's Transformative Research Call.

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