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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Leveraging the private sector to achieve development

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Leveraging the private sector to achieve development

On Friday 9 February, Laura Kelly, Head of the Business Engagement Hub at Department for International Development, delivered a talk about leveraging the private sector to achieve development. The talk was part of the Cutting Edge in Development series, hosted by the Department of International Development.

Two graduate students, Sylvia Cesar and Francesco Giacomini, both with very different views of the theme reflect on the talk. 

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Clare Short on fifteen years of development aid

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Clare Short on fifteen years of development aid

Graduate student, Ashley Feldman, reflects on a Cutting Edge in Development talk by guest lecturer, Clare Short, about her time as Secretary of State for International Development between 1997 and 2003. 

The date was May 1st 1997. Tony Blair’s New Labour government had just swept to power winning the general election with a huge majority of 179 seats.

Having secured victory, Clare Short was […]

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    Frontier Technologies for International Development: Building on Blockchain

Frontier Technologies for International Development: Building on Blockchain

What potential role could frontier technologies, like blockchain, play in alleviating global poverty? MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Emma Smith, introduces us to Ethereum and it’s potential in the International Development.

Take a moment to think about the biggest development and humanitarian challenges of our day. Then think about the tools being used to tackle them. If you’ve been to […]

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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Paving the Way for Transport Evaluation in Tanzania

Elisa Cascardi, MSc student in The Department of International Development, examines the potential to measure the impact of the Dar es Salaam Bus Rapid Transit System.

Rapid urbanization across Africa presents cities with both opportunities and challenges in transportation infrastructure; Sub-Saharan Africa sustains an annual urban growth rate at 3.5%, while Tanzania is urbanizing at a much higher rate of 5.8% […]

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    LSE ranked third best university in the world for Development Studies

LSE ranked third best university in the world for Development Studies

QS TopUniversities has ranked The London School of Economics the third best university in the world for Development Studies 2016. What fantastic news to end the year with!

LSE jumped two places from the previous year, topping both Oxford and Cambridge University, and is the only university on the list to have scored full marks for research impact.

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Corporate-NGO partnerships: innovative solutions

Development Management student Agnes Chew argues that innovative partnerships between corporates and NGOs can lead towards a sustainable future:

Our Status Quo

 The world as we know it today has seen tremendous economic and technological growth since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, this unprecedented progress has been a double-edged sword. Not only has it given rise to increasing inequality […]

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    Gambling with Demography: Investor Confidence and Islamic Values in Nigeria

Gambling with Demography: Investor Confidence and Islamic Values in Nigeria

Kate Meagher, associate professor in LSE’s Department of International Development, demonstrates why poverty, not cultural values, is the key driver behind Nigeria’s demographic tsunami.

A recent article in the Financial Times on 13 October 2016 drew attention to the looming crisis of falling oil prices and rapid population growth in Nigeria. Under the dramatic headline Dividend or disaster, the article suggests […]

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    Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Departmental use of LSE LIFE: International Development’s consultancy project workshop

Together with Dr Stuart Gordon and Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez from the Department of International Development, LSE LIFE recently offered an innovative day-long workshop to support ID MSc students in preparation for their half-unit Humanitarian Consultancy Project. Dr Helen Green, Learning Developer from LSE LIFE, explains what students experienced as part of the workshop.

 

Learning opportunities through teamwork, presenting, and observation

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Life after LSE: Diamond rings re-purposed for good

Writing your dissertation can leave you feeling more lost and confused about life than ever before, but as Amanda Schwartz, an MSc Development Studies alumni and co-founder of  The Ring Project explains, keep your eyes and mind open and it could lead to great things.

It wasn’t too long ago that I was sitting across from my dissertation advisor, feeling wholly […]