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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Achieving Prosperity for Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Achieving Prosperity for Africa

On Friday 3 March, Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London, delivered a talk on achieving prosperity for Africa. Francesco Giacomini reflects on the lecture. 

It is the end of growth as we know it

Our story starts in Senegal. In 2014, President Macky Sall, declared that Africa is the land of opportunity for investments. He was right. […]

Doughnut Economics: Towards an economic makeover

On Thursday 23 November 2017, the Department of International Development hosted Kate Raworth to talk about her best selling book Doughnut Economics. Kate captivated the audience by using story telling, dramatic images and humour in a bid to challenge what we know about economics. Professor in Economics, Oriana Bandiera, discussed the book whilst Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, chaired the event. 

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    Climate change, resource depletion and population growth: the elephant in the room

Climate change, resource depletion and population growth: the elephant in the room

Following the COP22 talks in Marrakesh, Alexander Krauss and Thomas Kastning, argue that politicians are ignoring the solution with the largest potential to mitigate climate change: slowing population growth.

The international community’s sluggish and decade-long attempt at implementing a climate agreement came to an end on 4 November 2016. This is the date on which the Paris Agreement went […]

A natural solution: environmental solutions to displacement

Nassim Majidi discusses linkages between environment and displacement, stemming from a plenary session held at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi in May 2016. Displacement challenges in Somalia – and other settings, such as Afghanistan – raise critical questions on the role and potential of the environment.
On 25 May 2016, at the UNEA session on Environment and […]

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    Africa at LSE – As the global economy struggles, economic diversification in Africa is necessary

Africa at LSE – As the global economy struggles, economic diversification in Africa is necessary

In a post originally written for Africa at LSE, International Development alumnus Kilian Koffi urges African governments to learn from the past as they deal with the economic challenges of the present day.
A slowing world economy, falling commodity prices, and a strengthening dollar are bad news for export-dependent countries. After a decade-long commodity boom, paired with cheap credit in the aftermath of […]

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    “Speak to us, not about us”: social media and international development

“Speak to us, not about us”: social media and international development

Last month members of the LSE DESTIN Society attended the 2016 Bond Conference to hear speakers from across the globe talk about some of the most pressing issues in international development. One of those in attendance was MSc Development Studies student Meredith MacKenzie, who has shared some of her thoughts with us on one of the topics covered, development and social […]

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    No More Forest Fires In 2016? Good Land Use Management Is The Key

No More Forest Fires In 2016? Good Land Use Management Is The Key

Indonesia is seeing a record-breaking number of fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra. What makes Indonesia such a hotbed for blazes, and how can this annual problem be resolved? As the Paris Climate Change Conference continues to address issues such as this LSE International Development MSc Development Management Student Josefine Chitra explains why these fires are occuring:

Sumatra’s recurring forest fires in 2015 […]

Paris: A Climate Game Changer?

With the UN climate change conference in Paris getting underway this week, the International Development department are keeping a close eye on the talks. Climate change is a big issue in Development so over the next couple of weeks members of the department will be giving us their views. We start by hearing from Claudia Melim-McLeod, an International Development Visiting […]

Reefs at risk: why our current approach won’t work

Up to 90% of the world’s reefs will be at risk of coral bleaching by 2030, according to ODI research. Thomas Aedy (MSc IDHE, 2014-16), one of the authors of ODI’s recent flagship report Projecting progress: reaching the SDGs by 2030, assesses the causes of this decline and says new approaches are needed to address the issue. (Originally posted at […]

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  • Delegates at the opening of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa. Photo: ECA
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    Addis: A Good First Step, but a Terrible Last Word, for 2015

Addis: A Good First Step, but a Terrible Last Word, for 2015

LSE Professor in Practice, Owen Barder, reflects on the recent Financing for Development Conference and what needs to come from it. This blog post first appeared on Views from the Center. The Financing for Development Conference, which drew to a close yesterday in Addis Ababa (16th July), was never going to solve all the world’s development problems. What it could […]