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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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    How Change Happens: a conversation with 25 top campaigners from around the world – Duncan Green

How Change Happens: a conversation with 25 top campaigners from around the world – Duncan Green

Spent an exhilarating morning last week with Oxfam’s ‘Campaigns and Advocacy Leadership Programme’. Must have been at least 20 nationalities in the room, with huge experience and wisdom. The topic was How Change Happens (what else).

To give you a flavour, here are some of the topics that came up, with my takes on them:

Is power a zero sum game, i.e. […]

LSE DESTIN Society Celebrates 7th Annual Industry Dinner

At the end of the Lent Term the DESTIN Society, the student society associated with the department of International Development, held their 7th Annual Industry Dinner. The aim of the evening was to promote dialogue between students, academics and professionals outside of the classroom. The event was held on a dinner cruise along the Thames, as 150 top-level NGO […]

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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 […]

EVENT: Giles Duley: One Second of Light, 3 February 6.30pm

On Wednesday 3 February Humanitarian Photographer Giles Duley will be speaking at the LSE at a Public Lecture co-hosted by the Department of International Development and EMERGENCY UK. In his talk he will be introducing his latest book One Second of Light, which covers his work on the effects of conflict and humanitarian disaster over the last decade. Here he […]

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    Aid Relationships, Global Governance and the International Crisis – Professor Teddy Brett

Aid Relationships, Global Governance and the International Crisis – Professor Teddy Brett

The unity and stability of the global economic system has always depended on aid relationships that sustain the concessional transfers that ameliorate the threats generated by economic, political and humanitarian crises, uneven development and environmental degradation. These transfers depend on discretionary exchanges between sovereign governments, multilateral agencies and civic organisations and individuals, but they also constitute a partially coordinated […]

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    The Illegality Industry: Notes on Europe’s Dangerous Border Experiment – Ruben Andersson

The Illegality Industry: Notes on Europe’s Dangerous Border Experiment – Ruben Andersson

Ruben Andersson, postdoctoral research fellow at the LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit and author of Illegality, Inc., wrote the following post for Border Criminologies, University of Oxford. In southern Spain, a razor-wire manufacturer packs coils of gleaming, sharp-bladed ‘concertina’ wire and ships it to Hungary, where it adorns a new border fence erected to halt refugees’ onward […]

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    Conflict and Humanitarian Response – The Summer Course at LSE

Conflict and Humanitarian Response – The Summer Course at LSE

As conflicts and crises continue to stretch the humanitarian system, there is a growing need for critical thinking and reflection. As a result, in early July, the International Development department co-hosted, with the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group, a ‘Senior-level Course on Conflict and Humanitarian Response’. The course provided an opportunity for 40 mid-career and senior professionals to learn […]

  • Graph And Stacks. Photo Credit: Ken Teegartin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/teegardin/6093690339/) License: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    How can INGOs get better? Duncan Green’s ‘surprisingly interesting’ conversation with finance directors

How can INGOs get better? Duncan Green’s ‘surprisingly interesting’ conversation with finance directors

Spent an afternoon with a bunch of NGO Finance Directors this week. I was presenting Fit for the Future (memo to self, never write another paper about the future of INGOs – their thirst for navel-gazing is limitless). The discussion was more interesting than you might think – money is the lifeblood of the aid business, and FDs have the best […]

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    “On World Humanitarian Day: Could We Do Better with Cash?” asks Owen Barder

“On World Humanitarian Day: Could We Do Better with Cash?” asks Owen Barder

This post on World Humanitarian Day from LSE Professor in Practice, Owen Barder, first appeared on Views from the Center. This week we mark a poignant anniversary. August 19th was named World Humanitarian Day in memory of the bombing twelve years ago of the UN mission in Iraq, killing 22 people including the UN Special Representative, Sérgio Vieira de Mello. World Humanitarian […]