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    Book Review: Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

Book Review: Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

In Coalitions and Compliance, Kenneth Shadlen, Professor of Development Studies and Head of Department in the Department of International Development, examines how international changes can reconfigure domestic politics. The book presents global changes in intellectual property, particularly regarding pharmaceutical patents, and the ensuing challenges for developing countries through a systematic comparative analysis of pharmaceutical patent politics in Latin America’s three largest countries […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Who drives climate relevant policies in the rising powers?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Who drives climate relevant policies in the rising powers?

On Friday 12 January, Professor Hubert Schmitz, development economist and Emeritus Fellow at the IDS, delivered a talk about the drivers of climate relevant policies in new powerful states. The talk was part of the Cutting Edge in Development series, hosted by the Department of International Development. Four students, all from different Master’s programmes, reflect on the talk and tell us […]

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    The broken promise of solar cooking? The case of Goudoubo Refugee Camp

The broken promise of solar cooking? The case of Goudoubo Refugee Camp

Recent Msc in Environmental Policy and Regulation graduate, Isabella Troconis, tells us about her dissertation research on the potential of solar cooking in the Goudoubo Refugee Camp in Burkina Faso. 

(Featured image: Demonstration of blazing tube use in Saag-Nionigo camp (c) UNHCR 2015)

Can you imagine taking an average of five hours to cook just one meal or walking 20 km a day to get […]

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    Development as Happiness: A New Approach to International Development?

Development as Happiness: A New Approach to International Development?

In our first post for 2018, we question whether and how governments should incorporate happiness into their development agenda. 

Development should denote more than just delivering the most basic of public goods. The term embodies a sense of hope and aspiration for a better future that goes beyond meeting the basic survival needs. It would rather be disappointing to narrow […]

Three Milestones to Sustainable Peace in Colombia

MSc Social Policy and Development student, Jireh Natalia Rodriguez Malagon, documents a recent talk from Dr Mariana Escobar, the General Director for the Colombian Agency for Territorial Renewal, at the LSE about her first-hand experience in the implementation of peace in the rural areas of the country. 

Over a year ago, the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the Colombian […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The Future of Aid by Stefan Dercon – What beast are we dealing with?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The Future of Aid by Stefan Dercon – What beast are we dealing with?

MSc human Rights student, Rita Anchutina, reflects on a Cutting Edge in Development talk by visiting lecturer Professor Stefan Dercon, current chief economist of the UK Department for International Development, about the future of aid. 

On Friday the 8th of December, LSE was honoured to host Professor Stefan Dercon with his lecture regarding aid. In his talk, Professor Dercon addressed the debates around the […]

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    International Judicial Bodies: Is Restorative Justice the Means to End the Peace v Justice dilemma?

International Judicial Bodies: Is Restorative Justice the Means to End the Peace v Justice dilemma?

In this article, recent graduate from Managing Humanitarianism at the LSE, Monica Adami, explains why retributive or restorative justice cannot reach and guarantee peace alone. 

This is the second in a series of articles by Monica Adami on Retributive and Restorative Justice.

When discussing about the need of restoring justice to victims, opponents of the retributive approach refer to restorative justice, which looks at the crime as a material […]

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    To regain public trust, the aid sector needs Vox-style explainers and an ad watchdog

To regain public trust, the aid sector needs Vox-style explainers and an ad watchdog

MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Arbie Baguios, proposes a radical structural solution to bridging the knowledge gap between the aid sector and the public. 

Bond recently published an article that diagnosed a problem the international aid sector faces: the public’s declining trust, and increased scrutiny and suspicion. Their prescription, however, may be less acute: “Emotion is the way […]

Advancing women’s economic empowerment: why data matters

Emma Samman and Abigail Hunt, guest bloggers from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), summarise a recent ODI blog series on Women, Work and Economic Empowerment. The blog series features contributions from diverse stakeholders who produce and/or use gender data to give perspectives on the experiences and preferences of women with the aim that the information can inform policymaking. 

Following the adoption of SDG 5 […]

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    What can other cities learn from Mexico City’s bike-sharing scheme?

What can other cities learn from Mexico City’s bike-sharing scheme?

Recent graduate in MSc Development Management, Naima von Ritter Figueres, investigates the success of Mexico City’s EcoBici Bike Sharing Scheme, which systematically broke down social barriers to provide opportunities of introducing the new mode of public transport, and questions if a similar approach could be applied in other megacities around the world. 

Most cities over the past few decades have been shaped by the […]