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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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    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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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response

On Friday 9 October, Professor Jayati Ghosh delivered an online lecture on “The Pandemic and the Indian government’s response”, the first for the department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Read more about what our […]

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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.

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    Temi Pratt in conversation with Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond

Temi Pratt in conversation with Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond

MSc Development Management student, Temi Pratt conducts an interview with Stephanie Draper, the CEO of Bond – the UK’s premier membership organisation for the international development sector, to discuss the current state of international development in the UK, the impact of Covid19 on the sector and gives advice to graduates seeking to enter the sector.

She advises graduates to look […]

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    ‘Common but differentiated responsibilities’: a beacon of realism

‘Common but differentiated responsibilities’: a beacon of realism

The principle of ‘common but differentiated responsibilities’ forms the core of international environmental law. Whilst it has been the object of vehement debate due to its endorsing of asymmetrical commitments among states, it seems that both in terms of bindingness, as well as content, the principle acts as an effective policy against climate change, reaching a realistic balance between the interests and […]

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    Philosophical discipline for strengthening justice and solidarity through social innovation

Philosophical discipline for strengthening justice and solidarity through social innovation

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and rising injustices, LSE Alum, Vrinda Chopra proposes a lateral concept of social innovation through an approach based on ideas of unlearning, relearning and shared learning to deepen justice and solidarity in our development paradigms.

The moral dilemmas involved in the plight marginalized population groups as countries went into lockdown in response to COVID-19 ignited […]

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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 […]