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  • AMR Policy Dialogue: Driving Innovative Solutions for Antimicrobial Discovery 

    Ghionis, Alexander; Barker, Tom; Dowson, Christopher (2022-06)
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global strategic priority and sits within the UK Government’s National Risk Register. By 2050, AMR is predicted to cause 10 million deaths, more than cancer. In 2019 alone, there were ...
  • Between State and Market – What Role for Strategic Chinese Financing Vehicles in Developing New Antimicrobials? 

    Husain, Lewis (2022-06)
    COVID-19 has refocused global attention on infectious diseases, and the role of the state in research and development (R&D) to solve societal problems – such as the under-supply of new antimicrobials. These have characteristics ...
  • Engaging China in Global Efforts to Develop New Antimicrobials 

    Husain, Lewis (2022-05)
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasingly important global health threat, but the pipeline of new antimicrobials under development is inadequate. Developing new antimicrobials is risky, with little financial reward, ...
  • Digital Poverty in the UK 

    Faith, Becky; Hernandez, Kevin; Beecher, James (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-08-04)
    As every aspect of life – from job seeking to health care – moves online, digital connectivity is a daily necessity, not a luxury. Against the backdrop of the UK’s worst cost of living crisis in 40 years, discussions about ...
  • Informing the Debate on the Rise of Medium-Scale Farmers in Africa 

    Clark, Louise (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2022-07-01)
    This case study explores how APRA evidence is informing an emerging debate on medium-scale farmers (MSFs) through stronger empirical evidence of the broad variation across different contexts. This research has generated ...

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