Student Experience

“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 […]

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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 […]

Deepak Nayyar on Asian Economic Transformation

On Wednesday 4 March, we invited Deepak Nayyar, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, to come to LSE to talk about Asia’s economic transformation over the last fifty years (listen again). International Development students Wingyan and Noman tell us what they took away from the lecture. 

I was skeptical about a talk that attempts to review decades of Asian development in 90 […]

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    Anti-stigmatization movements are needed on novel-coronavirus

Anti-stigmatization movements are needed on novel-coronavirus

In response to recent xenophobic attacks following the COVID-19 outbreak, MSc Health and International Development student, Wenzhe Cui, explains why stigmatisation of infected people and potentially infected people is counter-productive to limiting the spread of the virus. 

The global spread of the coronavirus has alarmed the international community. Just like other infectious diseases in history, the novel coronavirus is associated with […]

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    From Negotiation to Action: The science and politics of climate change

From Negotiation to Action: The science and politics of climate change

MSc Development Management student, Michelle Nazareth, reflects on a Cutting Edge Issues in Development guest lecture from Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, and, the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, about the science and politics of climate change.

The last lecture in the cutting- edge series […]

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    Health and International Development students on Being Human

Health and International Development students on Being Human

MSc Health and International Development students and staff give us their individual reflections on a visit to the Wellcome Collection’s Being Human exhibition which explores what it means to be human in the 21st century.

“On Friday, January 17, upon completion of our final exam (and still procrastinating with one of the final essays), students from the Health and International Department voyaged all […]

Why systems thinking changes how we think about development

MSc Anthropology and Development Management student, Cecilia Antonini, reflects on a Cutting Edge in Development guest lecture from Owen Barder, Chief Executive of Precision Agriculture for Development, about Complex Adaptive Systems in international development.

The CEO of Precision Agriculture for Development, Owen Barder, came to the LSE to talk about System Thinking. Throughout the lecture, his “Citizens of Europe” t-shirt was […]

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    Solving Big challenges with Big Ideas: non state private actors and education in the Global South

Solving Big challenges with Big Ideas: non state private actors and education in the Global South

MSc Development Management student, Temi Phyllis Pratt, reflects on a Cutting Edge in Development guest lecture from Prachi Srivastava, tenured Associate Professor in the area of education and international development at University of Western Ontario.

We have 10 years. The 2030 Agenda to deliver Education for All is one of the leading objectives of the sustainable development goals. Dr Prachi Srivastava delivered […]

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    The Political Economy of the Land – The Great Development Dialogue 2020

The Political Economy of the Land – The Great Development Dialogue 2020

MSc Media, Communications and Development student, Anoushka Gandhi, reflects on The Great Development Dialogue 2020 (listen again), a yearly event sponsored by the LSE’s Department of International Development to explore some of the most vexing questions in development from a cross-disciplinary perspective, and to shine a light on what the disciplines can and cannot tell us about economic and social development.

Development is […]

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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 […]