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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, […]

What does the Covid-19 pandemic mean for digital rights?

In the first 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 looks at what lessons can be drawn from her 2019 dissertation.

While at the London School of Economics, I had the opportunity to delve into the societal impacts and human rights implications […]

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    Voices of Informality: the story of a seamstress and rickshaw puller

Voices of Informality: the story of a seamstress and rickshaw puller

This three part weekly series by Harshita Sinha brings forth the narratives and voices from the invisible workers in the Indian Informal Economy during the Covid-19 lock down. In the first of this series we look at the story of Asha*, a seamstress, and her husband a rickshaw puller. 

The Indian informal economy accounts for roughly 90% of India’s total workforce, […]

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    Why Technological Development is The Only Way Out of The Covid-19 Pandemic: considerations from Italy

Why Technological Development is The Only Way Out of The Covid-19 Pandemic: considerations from Italy

Claudia Scuriatti sheds light on the current public health crisis in the context of the Italian response, and explains why both the public and private sector should prioritise investments in digital innovation. 

It’s now widely recognized by the scientific community that COVID-19 spreads more readily and more efficiently than many of the viruses observed in modern history. This pathogen moves indiscriminately, irrespective of border restrictions or travel bans. So, in this catastrophic scenario in which nations worldwide are […]

“History may not repeat itself. But it rhymes.”

Emma and Ross Smith conclude their three part series looking at the Covid-19 pandemic and worker displacement by drawing on lessons from history to help us look forward to the future. 
“History may not repeat itself. But it rhymes.” is oft-attributed to Mark Twain. While it’s unclear whether Twain is the original author, the phrase itself is spot on, as we have […]

The Pandemic Indoors: stay home, stay unsafe

Alumna and development researcher, Prachi Shukla, looks at the the surge in cases of domestic violence during lockdown around the world. 

Around 1 in 3 women globally are victims of domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime, most often in the form of physical and/or sexual violence at the hands of their partner (via WHO). The COVID-19 pandemic has caused several […]

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    Coronavirus and Brazilian prisons: reflections on a critical juncture

Coronavirus and Brazilian prisons: reflections on a critical juncture

Brazilian journalist and a Development Management alumna, Débora Zampier, investigates Brazil’s management of their prison system during the coronavirus pandemic, and suggests the consequence is a matter of importance to public health and security. 

The new threat posed by the coronavirus to the prison environment can be measured by the  unprecedented international movement  to release thousands of people deprived of liberty. From the United […]