Cutting Edge in Development

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Who drives climate relevant policies in the rising powers?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Who drives climate relevant policies in the rising powers?

On Friday 12 January, Professor Hubert Schmitz, development economist and Emeritus Fellow at the IDS, delivered a talk about the drivers of climate relevant policies in new powerful states. The talk was part of the Cutting Edge in Development series, hosted by the Department of International Development. Four students, all from different Master’s programmes, reflect on the talk and tell us […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The Future of Aid by Stefan Dercon – What beast are we dealing with?

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The Future of Aid by Stefan Dercon – What beast are we dealing with?

MSc human Rights student, Rita Anchutina, reflects on a Cutting Edge in Development talk by visiting lecturer Professor Stefan Dercon, current chief economist of the UK Department for International Development, about the future of aid. 

On Friday the 8th of December, LSE was honoured to host Professor Stefan Dercon with his lecture regarding aid. In his talk, Professor Dercon addressed the debates around the […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Monitoring and Evaluation in complex development and why it matters

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Monitoring and Evaluation in complex development and why it matters

MSc African Development student, Kayla de Fleuriot, reflects on a Cutting Edge in Development talk by visiting lecturer Claire Hutchings, head of programme quality for Oxfam Great Britain, about the crucial role M&E plays in International Development.

Claire Hutching brought us into her realm of work, as the head of programme quality for Oxfam Great Britain, introducing us to the pioneering methods […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Land, Law and Development — Lessons from the Recent Global Land Rush

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Land, Law and Development — Lessons from the Recent Global Land Rush

MSc Environment and Development student, Katie Bernhard, reflects on a lecture by Dr. Lorenzo Cotula, principal researcher in law and sustainable development at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), about legal avenues to rectify harms caused by land grabs, and can also empower poor and vulnerable smallholders.
Rarely does the logic that gave rise to a problem also offer solutions to fix […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Protecting the Quarter of a Billion Children in Conflict Areas

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Protecting the Quarter of a Billion Children in Conflict Areas

MSc Development Management student, Haisley Wert reflects on a lecture by Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of Save the Children UK, about ending the culture of impunity for children in areas of armed conflict.
“If it were easy to do, it would’ve been done by now”.
Kevin Watkins’ words couldn’t have spoken a greater truth. As the CEO of Save The Children, and a veteran of the UN, ODI, […]