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    Experiences of business case sustainability initiatives in Bangladesh’s garment industry

Experiences of business case sustainability initiatives in Bangladesh’s garment industry

Manufacturing processes often take place using practices that create harm to people and the planet. Dr Chikako Oka, Dr Rachel Alexander and Professor Shahidur Rahman explore challenges of sustainability-focused training programmes that global brands and retailers have been promoting for their suppliers by considering the perspectives of garment sector factory managers in Bangladesh. 

Social and environmental sustainability challenges are a major concern in […]

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    Excluding the Excluded: What India’s refugee ‘law’ means for the Rohingyas

Excluding the Excluded: What India’s refugee ‘law’ means for the Rohingyas

Following the Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day, the Government of India’s refugee policy, albeit non-existent, also remains largely exclusionary against the world’s most persecuted minority. Debanjana Paul and Vidushi Mehrotra explore legislative roadblocks, its translation into ad-hoc maltreatment of the Rohingyas and call for inclusive policy action to better support Rohingya asylum-seekers.

While approximately 40,000 Rohingyas are spread across six locations in India, […]

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    We need to tell our own story: working as a Black humanitarian

We need to tell our own story: working as a Black humanitarian

Working as a Black professional within international development, Susan Sebatindira felt frustrated by the level of underrepresentation of Black people and People of Colour across the sector. She felt passionately about the importance in having a community that they could connect with, and showcase the work and realities of what it means to be Black development practitioner. Susan tells us about her […]

Meet an ID Alum: Natasha Glendening

Current ID Student Ambassador, Harikeerthan Raghuram interviews LSE ID alumnus and previous student ambassador, Natasha Glendening, about her year at LSE and how her masters is helping her now as Social Researcher at Department for Transport, UK. Natasha is also an incoming PhD candidate (Public Health) at University of California, Irvine.

Below you have the option of watching the interview on YouTube or listening to it […]

Meet an ID Alum: Deepjyot Kaur

Current ID Student Ambassador, Harikeerthan Raghuram interviews 2018/19 ID Student Ambassador, Deepjyot Kaur, about her year at LSE and how what she learnt during this time has helped her in her current role as Associate at NITI Aayog, the policy think tank of the Government of India.

Below you have the option of watching the interview on YouTube or listening […]

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    Why Pakistan needs a disability-inclusive transport for meaningful development?

Why Pakistan needs a disability-inclusive transport for meaningful development?

MSc Social Policy & Development Alum, Maryam Naqvi argues that the Government of Pakistan should prioritise the mobility needs of disabled people and re-design the urban transport system to make it convenient and inclusive for everyone which is beneficial for the economy and development of Pakistan.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), almost one billion or 15 percent of the world’s population comprises […]

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    What’s next in Sudan’s fight against female genital mutilation?

What’s next in Sudan’s fight against female genital mutilation?

Programme associate at The United Nations Population Fund Sudan and LSE alum, Giulia di Porcia e Brugnera tells us about the progress being made in Sudan’s fight against female genital mutilation. 

On April 22, Sudan’s transitional government considered two laws that would criminalize female genital mutilation nationwide. Although the two laws are awaiting approval, this signals the Government’s strong willingness […]

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    An Ostromian Argument for Charter Cities: Institutional Resilience

An Ostromian Argument for Charter Cities: Institutional Resilience

MSc Development Management alum and University of Oxford PhD candidate, Kurtis Lockhart explains how institutional resilience is a key factor in poverty reduction, and examines how charter cities can help bolster institutional resilience in the Global South.

Effective institutions are a key factor in spurring long-run economic growth, which in turn has been responsible for lifting millions of the world’s poor […]

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    How could pandemic surveillance tools adversely affect vulnerable populations?

How could pandemic surveillance tools adversely affect vulnerable populations?

In the second instalment of a two-part series exploring the implications of Covid-19 for digital rights and data ethics, MSc Health and International Development alumna Elise Racine focuses on the potential impact of emerging tech solutions for vulnerable populations.

As I mentioned in my first piece, a wave of new technological solutions has emerged as part of the efforts to tackle […]

Job Seeking During Covid-19 | Episode 1

RE: Project have put together a series of interviews with alumni from LSE ID who graduated during the 2008 crisis to provide advice for current students that may be feeling anxious about entering the current job market.

This is the first interview in a series of four, and features Mario Ferro, Co-Founder and CEO of Wedu Global and Tedd George, […]