Since graduating from the LSE with an MSc in Development Management, Gen Kawasaki has co-developed a social impact company that specialises in selling customised graduation scarves to students across the UK. The scarves are hand-woven by cooperatives in Ghana and have a strong emphasis on promoting kente cloth and its heritage – a type of Ghanaian fabric made of […]
Before the end of Lent Term, the International Development Department’s DESTIN Society organised a Brown Bag Lunch with Development Management alum Shakeel Padamsey. DESTIN President Gabriella Reimer was there and tells us about the inspiring trajectory Shakeel has been on since graduating from LSE.
The sound of the machine percolating and the rich smell of coffee wafts over me before […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]