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    Learning From Home in Times of Covid-19 Lockdown: opening up possibilities or baring inequalities?

Learning From Home in Times of Covid-19 Lockdown: opening up possibilities or baring inequalities?

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 […]

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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and An Infection (AI): how Covid-19 is accelerating the future of work

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and An Infection (AI): how Covid-19 is accelerating the future of work

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 […]

Covid as Critical Juncture

Professor in Practice and Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, Duncan Green, invites comments on his paper exploring Covid-19 as a critical juncture. 

My LSE students are a challenging lot (not as in ‘problem’; as in ‘challenging’) and their questions got me thinking about Covid-19 as a critical juncture. The result is this short-ish (12 page) paper (much improved by the students’ comments on […]

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    An interview with Professor Thandika Mkandawire on African knowledge systems

An interview with Professor Thandika Mkandawire on African knowledge systems

In this special episode as part of the #CitingAfrica podcast series, the late Thandika Mkandawire talks to Dr Laura Mann about the impact of structural adjustment on African knowledge and economics, the role of CODESRiA in strengthening the autonomy of Africa-based research, and the ideas that have shaped and guided his prestigious career.

Speakers: Professor Thandika Mkandawire and Dr Laura Mann

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“Mama I made it!” – 2020 HID Geneva trip

In February, 27 students from the M.Sc. Health and International Development program travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to visit various international health-related organizations. This trip was organized by the student Geneva trip committee (Matilda, Bryan and Ellie) and accompanied by Prof. Ernestina Coast, the HID program coordinator, and Dr. Rishita Nandagiri, an LSE fellow in the International Development Department. Shruti Cheriyan […]

Using behavioural insights to address COVID-19

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 […]

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    Is the EU’s solution to palm oil a needed environmental intervention or unwanted post-colonial governance?

Is the EU’s solution to palm oil a needed environmental intervention or unwanted post-colonial governance?

Emma Sowden looks at the potential repercussions of the recent EU parliament vote to ban the use of palm oil for the production of biofuels by 2030. 

As the EU embarks on its new Green Deal for carbon neutrality, Southeast Asian government anxiety is growing.  Prior to the deal, last year saw the EU parliament vote overwhelmingly in support of draft measures […]

#IWD2020: In conversation with women in ID

We celebrate International Women’s Month 2020 by interviewing three women in our department at different stages of their academic career. They tell us about their career journeys, highlights and barriers they have faced as well as what hopes they have for the International Development industry. Interviews conducted by Human Rights student, Cherry Agarwal. 

“The UK has the most serious gap in […]

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    To Ban or Not to Ban: the politics of African commodity processing promotion

To Ban or Not to Ban: the politics of African commodity processing promotion

African governments aiming to industrialize their economies often revert to export bans on raw commodities to promote processing industries. Intriguingly, these are introduced much more frequently on some processable commodities than others. Based on a recent World Development article, Dr Nicolai Schulz makes the argument that policy-makers avoid imposing export bans on commodities produced by a large share of […]

Podcast: Overcoming Boko Haram with Dr Kate Meagher

Listen to the public lecture celebrating the launch of Overcoming Boko Haram: Faith, Society & Islamic Radicalization in Northern Nigeria, a book edited by Abdul Raufu Mustapha and Kate Meagher. 

Overcoming Boko Haram looks beyond the details of the insurgency to examine the wider social and political processes that explain why Boko Haram emerged when and where it did, and […]