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Alumni applause

On 20 December 2016 , alumna Patricia Bamanyaki ( DEM 2011 , Uganda ) successfully presented her IOB doctoral thesis entitled ‘ Evaluating effects of local-level outside government gender budget initiatives : an application of theory-based evaluation , process tracing and a quasi-experiment in Kabale , Uganda ’. Congrats to Dr . Bamanyaki !
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Alumnus Mohammed Faruque Uddin ( DEM 2013 , Bangladesh ) successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘ Effect of social capital on labour market attainments in Bangladesh ’ at the Rajshahi University in Bangladesh . He examined the way social capital plays roles toward securing individuals ’ wellbeing not only in getting involved into the job only but also how it can enhance other accomplishments within the place of operations .
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Daniel Agramont , an alumnus ( GLOB 2009 ) from Bolivia , has recently co-authored a book entitled ‘ Bolivia : un país privado de Litoral . Apuntes para un debate pendiente ’. This research , which has the support of Oxfam Intermon , studies the effects of Bolivia being a landlocked country . The results of the research were presented by Daniel at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of the diplomatic corps , officials from foreign affairs and President Evo Morales . The President even thanked Daniel on behalf of the Bolivian people for the relevant research .
Alumnus Victor Oteku ( DEM 2016 , Kenya ) won the International Development Research Centre ( IDRC ) research award to work on his project entitled : ‘ Political analysis of the innovation environment in Kenya : A comprehensive understanding of the nature of partnerships for innovation in the country ’.
Alumna Gemma Piñol ( DEM 2008 , Spain ) conducted a Political Economy Analysis of Civil Society in Georgia and presented her findings at a seminar in Tblisi .
Exchange to change January 2017