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    Book review: The Political Economy and Islam of the Middle East: The Case of Tunisia

Book review: The Political Economy and Islam of the Middle East: The Case of Tunisia

Bader Alnutawa reviews The Political Economy and Islam of the Middle East: The Case of Tunisia, by Hayat Alvi, which focuses on the country’s political transition after the Jasmine Revolution. 

The book, The Political Economy and Islam of the Middle East: The Case of Tunisia, by Hayat Alvi revolves around the context in the Middle East before and after the […]

Compliance hasn’t carried much weight in the past

Professor Robert Wade responds to Gillian Tett’s article, “Alphabet soup of green standards needs a new recipe”, for the Financial Times. 

“Compliance hasn’t carried much weight in the past”, letter, Financial Times, 21 January 2020
From Prof. Robert H. Wade

Gillian Tett describes the pressure on the Big Four accounting groups “to create a common framework for companies that want to report […]

An IMF for an unstable monetary system

On 5 December 2019, José Antonio Ocampo, delivered a public lecture (listen again) at LSE, which looked at the different dimensions of IMF reform: the role of the international monetary system, global macroeconomic cooperation, prevention and management of crises, and the governance of the system. MSc Local Economic Development student, Wingyan Yip, reflects on the talk.

I first learnt the word “neoliberalism” […]

Who Shall Overcome?: Islamic Extremism in Northern Nigeria

Dr Kate Meagher tells us about Overcoming Boko Haram: Faith, Society and Islamic Radicalization in Northern Nigeria, a book she recently co-edited with the late Abdul Raufu Mustapha, that digs into the underlying causes of violent Islamic radicalisation in Northern Nigeria.

The rise of violent Islamic extremism in West Africa over the past decade took everyone by surprise. Terrorist outbreaks in north-eastern […]

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    Rwanda removes VAT on sanitary products, as the fight to end period poverty continues

Rwanda removes VAT on sanitary products, as the fight to end period poverty continues

MSc Development Studies alumna, Ynis Isimbi, interviews Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba, to investigate how the recent removal of VAT on sanitary products came about and explores the effects it could have on Rwanda’s female population, and further on the country’s economy. 

On December 10th, Rwanda announced their decision to remove Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary products […]

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    Embrace with Caution: Singapore’s digital growth path and its central bank

Embrace with Caution: Singapore’s digital growth path and its central bank

MSc Local Economic Development student, Wingyan Yip, reviews Singapore’s economic growth path away from trade to fintech and how the role played by its central bank differs from other investment-attracting state actors.

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore reported a GDP growth of 0.7% during 2019, the lowest since 2009. The country’s export has […]

Perspectives from Africa: the informal economy

As part of a series on Development practice in Africa, MSc Development Management student, Temi Phyllis Pratt, interviews key African stakeholders working on the continent to drive development across a number of sectors. In this first interview, Charles Dhewa CEO of Knowledge Transfer Africa discusses the role of informal markets in developing the African Continent, with a specific view of […]

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    Richard Kozul-Wright presents the 2019 UNCTAD’s report on trade and development: financing a global green new deal

Richard Kozul-Wright presents the 2019 UNCTAD’s report on trade and development: financing a global green new deal

MSc Development Management student, Lou Aubay, reflects on a recent guest lecture from Richard Kozul-Wright, lead author of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) annual report, which suggests that meeting the financing demands of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires rebuilding multilateralism around the idea of a Global Green New Deal.

Mr Richard Kozul-Wright is the current director of the […]

Reconciling de-growth and development economics

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 […]

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    Is Nationalization Really So Wacky?  The Hidden Costs of Financialization (Part 2)

Is Nationalization Really So Wacky?  The Hidden Costs of Financialization (Part 2)

A themed seminar series on ‘Financialization, Development and Economic Inclusion’ run by the Department of International Development and the Department of Anthropology takes a closer look at how financialization is undermining public accountability in the provision of public services.

This article is part two of a two part blog post. 

As we saw last week, thinking through the economic feasibility of […]

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