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    Perspectives from Africa: facilitating economic development in Nigeria

Perspectives from Africa: facilitating economic development in Nigeria

As part of a series on Development practice in Africa, Temi Phyllis Pratt (MSc Development Management) interviews key African stakeholders working on the continent to drive development across a number of sectors. In this second interview, Dr Amy Jadesimi, CEO of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) discusses the role of the private sector in industrialising Africa and being […]

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” […]

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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 […]

Chile “woke up”: for a new model

Felipe Daniel Gutierrez Alvarez, Chilean-french student on the MSc Development Studies programme, explains why so many young people in his home country of Chile are protesting. 

What is happening in Chile right now? Why is there such a huge outbreak in one of the most stable, until now, countries in Latin America? These are some of the main questions that I […]

Introducing Adona Foundation

MSc Development Studies student, Valerie Yeo, tells us about her non-profit, Adona Foundation, which seeks to inspire, empower and educate girls and young women in developing countries. 

I am a postgraduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), studying an MSc in Development Studies. I completed my undergraduate degree in Political Science at the National University of […]

Claire Hutchings on why measurement matters

On Friday 22 November, Claire Hutchings from Oxford Policy Management came to LSE to talk about the importance of monitoring and evaluation in development for the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Students Liam Shah and Michelle Nazareth tell us what they took away from the guest lecture. 

How do we measure what matters? Claire Hutchings from Oxford Policy Management delivered a lecture […]

Cumberland Lodge: Pride and Prejudice, and Ebola

On the 18th of November, a coach of MSc Health and International Development Students arrived at Cumberland Lodge to embark on a weekend of seminars, group activities, and the opportunity to escape London and stay in the beautiful setting of a 17th Century, Grade II listed country house in Windsor Park. Kassandra Jones gives an account of the weekend. 

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