international development

Digital projects from the ID community

The Department of International Development is a community of students, staff and alumni who are dedicated to a diverse range of research interests and social causes. Many people connected to ID have digital projects where they write about these interests, share knowledge, encourage discussion and platform critical issues and social movements. Below is a selection of the excellent blogs, websites, podcasts, social media accounts and other digital projects run […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It

On Friday 5 February Yuen Yuen Ang gave an online lecture, ‘Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Yuen Yuen Ang is a professor of political science and China scholar at the University of Michigan. Her second book, China’s Gilded Age: the Paradox of Economic Boom & Vast […]

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Decolonizing Academia

On Friday 29 January Akosua Adomako Ampofo gave an online lecture, “(Still) Decolonizing Academia? Pain, Trauma, Imagining, Healing & Recovery” as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Akosua Adomako Ampofo is a professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (UG) and the President of the African Studies Association of Africa. […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order

On Friday 11 December Danny Quah gave an online lecture, ‘Global Power Shift to Asia: Great Power Competition in the Marketplace for World Order’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Read what Development Studies […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Reflecting on the demise of DfID

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Reflecting on the demise of DfID

On Friday 4 December Clare Short gave an online lecture, ‘Reflecting on the demise of DfID’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Clare Short served as a Labour MP from 1983-2010 and in 1997 was appointed Secretary of State for International Development and oversaw the transformation of the previous Agency into the independent Department for […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

On Friday 27 November, Professor Nora Lustig gave an online lecture, ‘Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and the founding Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a […]

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    Temi Pratt in conversation with Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond

Temi Pratt in conversation with Stephanie Draper, CEO of Bond

MSc Development Management student, Temi Pratt conducts an interview with Stephanie Draper, the CEO of Bond – the UK’s premier membership organisation for the international development sector, to discuss the current state of international development in the UK, the impact of Covid19 on the sector and gives advice to graduates seeking to enter the sector.

She advises graduates to look […]

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    Building a Career in a Time of Crisis: in conversation with Kate Warren, Devex

Building a Career in a Time of Crisis: in conversation with Kate Warren, Devex

MSc Development Management candidate, Temi Phyllis Pratt interviews Kate Warren, Executive Vice President at Devex, a media platform for the global development community, about trends in the sector’s response to Covid-19 as well as advice for early and mid career professionals.
“Early COVID-19 Funding Response from the sector: a lot of funding has been vertical..following on a specific need… we […]

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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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    A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

Last week, 25 students from the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies and the MSc Health & International Development programmes traded in bustling London for beautiful Geneva. This trip was organized by the student Geneva Trip Committee and accompanied by Professor Stuart Gordon and Student Experience Officer Sarah Neuenschwander. Jamie Holton, co-president of the committee, shares her experience.

If you […]