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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 […]

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 […]