While we are in the midst of some historic times with the spread of the novel coronavirus, this is not the first pandemic we’ve experienced as a species. There have been more than a dozen major pandemics throughout history. In the second of a three part series looking at the Covid-19 pandemic and worker displacement, Emma and Ross Smith […]
Anushna Jha uses Bihar, India, as an example to understand the challenges posed by technology-enabled education as countries look to continue the teaching and learning process in times of emergency.
Schools in about 188 countries are currently shut owing to the global Covid-19 pandemic. There is discussion around how to continue the teaching-learning process in these times of emergency. Many […]
In the first of a three part series looking at the Covid-19 pandemic and worker displacement, Emma Smith and Ross Smith look at the the accelerating effect the outbreak will have on the future of work.
We’ve heard a lot about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how the nature of work will change as machine intelligence starts to pass human […]
MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies alumna, Emma Smith, refers back to her 2018 dissertation to provide behavioural insights to addressing COVID-19.
Two years ago, my MSc dissertation in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies started with a chilling sentence: “It is only a matter of time before the world sees another globally threatening outbreak.” It goes on to say “experts […]
The Malaysian government is currently distributing e-wallet credits to 15 million eligible recipients under its first-ever “e-Tunai Rakyat” (People’s e-Cash) initiative. MSc Development Studies alum, Imran Hakim Mohamedsha, explores its ongoing implementation.
Last October, Malaysia’s Minister of Finance, Lim Guan Eng, announced several allocations in his 2020 Budget Speech that reflected the government’s aspirations to transition to a digitalized economy. […]
Emerging Market Strategist with Raiffeisen Research and LSE Alum, Sebastian Petric, looks at Ukraine’s unique political relationship with Russia and it’s important geographical location in linking the West to the East.
The conflicts in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine as of 2014 has had significant effects on Ukraine, her economy and the local exchange rate. In this report, I argue that Russia was […]
MSc Development Studies alum and PhD Candidate at the Centre of African Economies at Roskilde University, Tobias Wuttke, looks at Botswana as an example of economic success in Africa.
On the rare occasion that international reporting on Botswana goes beyond the topic of elephants, there is often talk of the African miracle or an African success story. This is based on the […]
MSc Development Studies alum and PhD Candidate at the Centre of African Economies at Roskilde University, Tobias Wuttke, questions how viable de-growth is a concept in light of the climate crisis when we are also trying to combat income poverty globally.
Nobody can deny the relevance of the de-growth concept in light of the climate crisis, and the correlation of economic growth […]
MSc Social Policy and Development alum, Asmat Kakar, looks at how service delivery can be improved for the poor and marginalised population of the Pakistan.
Pakistan is a developing country and world’s sixth most populous country with more than 64 percent under the age of 30 and brags the world’s fifth largest nuclear weapons state with 140 to 150 nuclear warheads […]