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    What did I learn from teaching LSE students about advocacy and campaigns?

What did I learn from teaching LSE students about advocacy and campaigns?

Professor Duncan Green tells us what he has learnt from students in the first year of teaching Advocacy, Campaigning and Grassroots Activism. 

I spent a week last month marking student assignments. Sounds boring, right? Well it was brain-drainingly hard work, but it was also enthralling. Usually I just give lectures or write stuff, and the level of feedback is pretty cursory. In […]

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    The World Isn’t Flat: new development podcast by four LSE grad students

The World Isn’t Flat: new development podcast by four LSE grad students

MSc Development Management student and podcaster David Yamron tells us more about The World Isn’t Flat, an international development podcast he started with three other students from the Department of International Development at the LSE: 

The World Isn’t Flat is a new podcast on international development hosted by four graduate students at the London School of Economics. Our intent in starting the […]

Logging into blogging

Development Studies student Anushna Jha shares with us her list of “10 things to keep in mind whilst blogging” following an intimate blog writing session with professor in practice and blogger Duncan Green (@fp2p). 

Last week, we had an interactive session with Professor Duncan Green, who takes our course on Advocacy, Grassroots Activism and Campaign here at the LSE and is […]

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    Top tips on how to get a reply to your emails – Duncan Green

Top tips on how to get a reply to your emails – Duncan Green

Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, shares some useful tips on how to get your emails answered.
Some of my LSE students are pulling their hair out. A number of them are doing consultancies for various bits of the aid industry. They have composed their requests for interviews, links, suggestions etc, hit ‘send’ and then…. Silence.

So short of doorstepping the unresponsive (which […]

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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    🍩Doughnut Economics: how to save the planet and still have growth

🍩Doughnut Economics: how to save the planet and still have growth

Professor Duncan Green gives us an insight into Doughnut Economics, and tells us why this popular book has the potential to make life sweeter. This article has been cross-posted (and slightly updated) from From Poverty to Power. 

Author, Kate Raworth, will be talking about her book, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, on Thursday 23rd November at the LSE. Click here for […]

War and inequality

In this week’s The Economist (April 1st), a letter published  by Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, questions Walter Scheidel’s recent article (Apocalypse then: The lessons of violence and inequality through the ages) for the magazine that questions whether only catastrophe can truly reduce inequality.

Walter Scheidel is overly pessimistic in arguing that only catastrophic events really reduce inequality (“Apocalypse then”, March 4th). Using the […]

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    Want to empower women? Digital Financial Services are the way to go!

Want to empower women? Digital Financial Services are the way to go!

Sophie Romana (left) and Shelley Spencer (right) report back from the June 8 high levelroundtable organized by NetHope and USAID, which brought together mobile banking and gender champions to reflect on how Digital Financial Services (“DFS”) can galvanize women’s empowerment.

Women’s empowerment is often measured by their access to resources and ability to make decisions over how they are used.  Recent evidence […]

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    Great new guide to humanitarian campaigning – Duncan Green

Great new guide to humanitarian campaigning – Duncan Green

Just been browsing through a brilliant new Oxfam guide to humanitarian campaigning. A treasure trove of 110 pages crammed full of wisdom, experience and 32 case studies on everything from addressing tribal conflicts in Pakistan to gender responsive work with Syrian refugees to influencing Australia’s humanitarian policy.

And no sign of an executive summary. Sigh. To be fair, it would […]

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    Why do people flee their homes? The answers may surprise you

Why do people flee their homes? The answers may surprise you

Monday was World Refugee Day and a new UN report put the total number of ‘forcibly displaced’ at 65.3 million. Most of those remained within national boundaries (internally displaced). In a post originally published on the blog From Poverty to Power, Oxfam researcher John Magrath summarizes a recent study on the causes of internal displacement.

Why do people become displaced? That […]