Alumni

What’s the Buzz Around Impact Investing?

Msc Development Management 2015-16 alumn, Riya Saxena shares her experience of working in the Impact Investment industry and introduces the world’s first MOOC driven by top impact investors on the key trends and opportunities that are shaping the sector.

I have always wanted to work at the intersection of the private and development sector. For me this translated into starting […]

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    Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings: The Linchpin of Economic Development for Young people

Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings: The Linchpin of Economic Development for Young people

MSc Social Policy and Development alum, Asmat Kakar, shares with us case studies from young beneficiaries of the Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings (TVET) in Balochistan, Pakistan. 

Advancement in human development is imperative for the socioeconomic development of any country. Therefore, forward looking and well advised governments always give priority to policies, strategies and programmes for improving human development. One of the […]

Looking back at my year as an ID student…

Recent international alum, Charis Yeap Khai Leang, shares her experience studying at the LSE for her MSc in Development Management. She tells us about her her fears, hopes and dreams. No one said it was going to be easy…  

There are so many things that I am truly grateful about having come across at the LSE this last year. Conducting the research […]

Elite Return Migration and Development in India

MSc Social Policy and Development Alumnus, Aishu Balaji, explains why the return of Indian migrants back to their motherland is not having the development impact initially intended. 

In a 2015 address to Indian migrants in California, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared, “India is waiting for you”, suggesting they must seize the “opportunity to serve Mother India … whenever the opportunity comes”. […]

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    International Development PhD graduate seeks to remodel global cooperation

International Development PhD graduate seeks to remodel global cooperation

Recent International Development PhD graduate, Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, has been named in a list of fourteen finalists for this year’s Global Challenges Foundation’s New Shape Prize.

The New Shape Prize is the biggest competition of its kind, seeking improved frameworks of global governance of global catastrophic risks. It was open for submissions from November 2016 to September 2017, and since, […]

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    What can Indonesia learn from Germany’s ability to move on from their murky past?

What can Indonesia learn from Germany’s ability to move on from their murky past?

Josefhine Chitra, Development Management graduate from the LSE, and Andhyta F. Utami, explain how Indonesia could benefit from adopting Germany’s concept of  Vergangenheitsbewältigung to move forward from the 1965-1966 genocide. 
A couple of weeks ago, over a dozen policemen blocked participants from joining a seminar, titled “Disclosure of Truth 1965/1966,” at the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta). The following day, over a hundred civilian […]

Supporting Early Stage Social-Enterprises in India

Social enterprises are on the rise in the Global South and India is one of the countries leading the way. Paroma Bhattacharya, Knowledge Management Consultant at UnLtd India and department alumni, tells us what her organisation looks for when investing in an enterprise hoping to have a positive impact in the world.

In recent times, there has been a rise in the number of social […]

Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have been applying a holistic approach to tackling Indonesia’s prevailing problem of stunted growth in young children. Amit Chandra, LSE International Development Alumni and Technology Policy Fellow  for the MCC, tells us about his experience with the Community-Based Health and Nutrition to Reduce Stunting Project.

More than eight million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth. Stunting increases a child’s […]

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    Life after LSE: From LSE Development Student to Social Entrepreneur

Life after LSE: From LSE Development Student to Social Entrepreneur

Social enterprises are a socially-conscious approach to economic growth – and women are at the forefront of this emerging market. Ex-Development Studies student, Rebecca Winckworth, explains what her motivations were to start up White & Green, a new textile enterprise based in Ireland that has ethical trade at the heart of their business model.

My time at LSE was everything […]

Life after LSE: Diamond rings re-purposed for good

Writing your dissertation can leave you feeling more lost and confused about life than ever before, but as Amanda Schwartz, an MSc Development Studies alumni and co-founder of  The Ring Project explains, keep your eyes and mind open and it could lead to great things.

It wasn’t too long ago that I was sitting across from my dissertation advisor, feeling wholly […]