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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Why Development and Transformative Social Policy Matter: Lessons of COVID-19 in Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Why Development and Transformative Social Policy Matter: Lessons of COVID-19 in Africa

On Friday 20 November Professor Jimi Adesina gave an online lecture, ‘Why Development and Transformative Social Policy Matter: Lessons of COVID-19 in Africa’ in honour of Professor Thandika Mkandawire and as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Jimi Adesina is professor and the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Social Policy at the College of Graduate Studies, University of […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World

On Friday 13 November, Professor Branko Milanovic gave an online lecture, ‘Capitalism Alone: The Future of the System that Rules the World’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Branko Milanovic is a visiting presidential professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a senior scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality. Read more about […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Panel on China in Africa

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Panel on China in Africa

On Friday 30 October, guest lecturers Deborah Brautigam, Folashade Soule-Kohndou and Shirley Ze Yu delivered an online lecture on “China in Africa” as part of the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Otobong Mmah tells us what she took away from the lecture.

You can watch the guest lecture back on YouTube.  

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage

On Friday 23 October, Professor Saleemul Huq delivered an online lecture on “Human Induced Climate Change: Dealing with loss and damage”, as part of the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Saleemul Huq  is the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh, and is an expert on the links between climate change and […]

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    The Political Economy of the Land – The Great Development Dialogue 2020

The Political Economy of the Land – The Great Development Dialogue 2020

MSc Media, Communications and Development student, Anoushka Gandhi, reflects on The Great Development Dialogue 2020 (listen again), a yearly event sponsored by the LSE’s Department of International Development to explore some of the most vexing questions in development from a cross-disciplinary perspective, and to shine a light on what the disciplines can and cannot tell us about economic and social development.

Development is […]

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    Perspectives from Africa: facilitating economic development in Nigeria

Perspectives from Africa: facilitating economic development in Nigeria

As part of a series on Development practice in Africa, Temi Phyllis Pratt (MSc Development Management) interviews key African stakeholders working on the continent to drive development across a number of sectors. In this second interview, Dr Amy Jadesimi, CEO of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) discusses the role of the private sector in industrialising Africa and being […]

Perspectives from Africa: the informal economy

As part of a series on Development practice in Africa, MSc Development Management student, Temi Phyllis Pratt, interviews key African stakeholders working on the continent to drive development across a number of sectors. In this first interview, Charles Dhewa CEO of Knowledge Transfer Africa discusses the role of informal markets in developing the African Continent, with a specific view of […]

The changing face of development in the new decade

On Friday 11 October, development economist Ha-Joon Chang came to talk at the LSE as part of the International Development Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice lecture series. MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies student, Nicole Oloo, covered the talk for us.

This is the first of two blog posts from our students for Ha-Joon Chang’s lecture. Later today we will publish, MSc Development […]

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    Introducing the 2019/20 ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development’ Lecture Series

Introducing the 2019/20 ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development’ Lecture Series

The Cutting Edge Issues in Development series is back, and this year we have another fantastic line up of guest speakers from the field of International Development.  

The new academic year has just started, and this means we are back with our exciting lecture series ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking and Practice’! This visiting lecture series, which is hosted […]

Student life in the Department of International Development

From an exciting range of different courses, conferences and events, to a rich variety of students: the Department of International Development has lots to offer! Find out more about the experiences of two of the Department’s current Student Ambassadors.

Lucy Lu, MSc Development Studies 2018/19

Academic Coursework

For Development Studies, in addition to the two term-long courses DV400 Development: History, Theory and […]