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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Evolution of the Science: Policy and Practice of Adaptation to Climate Change

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Evolution of the Science: Policy and Practice of Adaptation to Climate Change

On Friday, 30 November, Dr Saleemul Huq of the International Institute for Environment and Development and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development gave a talk for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Here’s what two of the Department’s students took away from his lecture.

As this week marks the 10th anniversary of the […]

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    Applying the UNHCR Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) to Workers Displaced by AI, Automation

Applying the UNHCR Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) to Workers Displaced by AI, Automation

MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies candidate, Emma Smith, and her father, Ross Smith, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, explore how the UNHCR Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) can be applied to the coming age of AI-based worker displacement. 

Since the dawn of humanity, the nature of our work has been constantly evolving. From the cradle of civilization to the […]

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – How Change Happens

On Friday, 23 November, Prof Duncan Green of the LSE’s International Development Department and Oxfam discussed his book, How Change Happens, as part of the Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read about his lecture in this blog post, written by two of the Department’s students.

With a decades-long career as an academic and practitioner in the field […]

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    A Trip to the West Bank: Between Graffiti, Deprivation, Struggle and Resilience

A Trip to the West Bank: Between Graffiti, Deprivation, Struggle and Resilience

Dr Tiziana Leone tells us about her recent research trip to the West Bank for the LSE Academic Collaboration project ‘Re-Conceptualising Health in Wars and Conflicts: A New Focus on Deprivation and Suffering‘ run in collaboration with Birzeit University. 

I have recently returned from the West Bank where we held a workshop on the use of multilevel modelling to analyse neighbourhood effects […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Don’t Panic, Prepare – Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Don’t Panic, Prepare – Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age

On 16 November, Stefan Dercon from Oxford University gave a lecture on “Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age” for the ID Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read about what two of the Department’s students took away from his lecture.

The fourth industrial revolution is the buzz-word of the decade. Here we are, living it, breathing […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Just before the start of reading week, Yuen Yuen Ang from the University of Michigan gave a talk about “How China Escaped the Poverty Trap” as part of the ID Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Here’s what two students thought about her lecture.

As a dark, depressing and cold November began to descend on London, the International […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States

On Friday 26 October, the UK Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice, Rory Stewart, gave a lecture on “The International Response to Fragile/Conflict States” for the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Two International Development students wrote about the lecture for us.

In Afghanistan “we were facing a disaster situation: poverty, disease, lack of […]

To gut the Amazon, Bolsonaro needs local help

The Brazilian president-elect can’t pursue his environmental policies on his own. After this weekend’s state elections, he’ll have the backing he needs. Professor Kathy Hochstetler explains: 

Over the weekend, the ultra-conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro handily beat his opponent, Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party (PT), in the second round of the Brazilian presidential elections.

For a campaign season characterized more by rhetoric […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Doughnut Economics and Development

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Doughnut Economics and Development

On Friday 19 October, the second speaker of the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series, Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth), delivered a compelling talk about “Doughnut Economics and Development”. Here’s what three of the Department’s students took away from her lecture.

“We’re all developing countries now.” That is the phrase that most stood out to […]

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    Assisting learners, augmenting learning: Introducing teaching assistants in South Asian schools

Assisting learners, augmenting learning: Introducing teaching assistants in South Asian schools

International Development students, Anushna Jha and Mehrin Shah, make a convincing case for introducing teaching assistants to government and low-cost private schools in South Asia.  

The learning crisis in South Asia needs immediate and innovative solutions before another generation of learners go through years of schooling without having learnt much. That South Asia is undergoing a learning crisis is not a new revelation. […]