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    How assets + training can transform the lives of ultra-poor women: new evidence from Bangladesh – Duncan Green

How assets + training can transform the lives of ultra-poor women: new evidence from Bangladesh – Duncan Green

People are often very rude about ‘big push’ approaches to development – the idea that you can kickstart a country. The approach has been pioneered by Bangladeshi development organisation BRAC, which aims to help households escape extreme poverty by supporting women to set up their own small businesses. BRAC provides both assets and skills training for some of the poorest […]

Book Launch: Is Decentralization Good for Development?

This Wednesday (2 December) we’re launching a new book “Is Decentralization Good for Development?” at the LSE (6:30pm, Hong Kong Theatre). This is a public panel discussion so all interested are warmly invited to join!

Ahead of this the book’s author Professor Jean-Paul Faguet gives us a preview of the argument put forward in the book.

Over the past few weeks, many people have […]

November 30th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
  • Professor Alcinda Honwana, Visiting Professor of International Development, Open University (Photo Credit: audioBoom)
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    Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Excluded youth are becoming angrier – Alcinda Honwana previews her upcoming LSE lecture

Ahead of her upcoming public lecture on Wednesday 18 November, Alcinda Honwana explains the Congolese slogan that forms part of her title: “‘Enough!’ – Will Youth Protests Drive Political Change in Africa?”. First published on Africa at LSE.

Huge student demonstrations in South Africa in October 2015 were officially about university tuition fees, but were actually about the failure […]

November 12th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Africa is rising – but for whom? Winnie Byanyima captivates a full house at LSE

Africa is rising – but for whom? Winnie Byanyima captivates a full house at LSE

Times are changing, and so too must charities. After 75 years in Oxford, Oxfam International will soon be relocating its headquarters to Nairobi, the charity’s executive director Winnie Byanyima announced last night.   Addressing a sold-out Old Theatre, Ms Byanyima spoke about her experience growing up in Uganda and the problems that still beset the continent, before announcing that the […]

October 13th, 2015|Events, Featured|14 Comments|

Welcome to the LSE. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

The Department of International Development extends a very warm welcome to our incoming students. We’re delighted that you’ve joined us. Whether you’ve arrived fresh from your first degree or as a mid-career professional, you’ve been offered a highly coveted place here because you have demonstrated the capabilities that will allow you to thrive and to benefit from our rigorous MSc […]

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    Star-studded line-up of African nationals for autumn programme

Star-studded line-up of African nationals for autumn programme

The Department is delighted to announce that it will host three public lectures by African nationals as part of its autumn events programme. More details are available below. Is Africa Rising? On October 12, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, will reflect on her own life and experiences growing up in Uganda. She will discuss the true nature of […]

July 28th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|

Time to Bid Farewell to All-Male Panels?

Last week’s event for the Programme for African Leadership raised all sorts of questions and debates about ethics and guiding principles. But a separate issue of contention, which slipped out almost erroneously on the night (to the amusement of most), proves just as important. One of the speakers, Duncan Green, Professor in Practice at LSE and well known to our […]

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    Event: Philipp Lepenies challenges growth indicators ahead of general election

Event: Philipp Lepenies challenges growth indicators ahead of general election

GDP has been relied upon at every turn by the coalition government to demonstrate the credibility of its ‘long-term economic plan’. Ahead of the general election, LSE alumnus Philipp Lepenies will question how GDP came to be indispensable as the indicator for progress, and demonstrate why any attempt to reduce the impact of this figure on policy needs to start by understanding how it came to […]

LSE ID Event with Felix Salmon: Sovereign Debt in Argentina

Journalist Felix Salmon delivered an insightful talk at LSE last week on Sovereign Debt in Argentina. Find out what he had to say by following our Storify timeline:

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February 2nd, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Event – “Brazil: Inclusive sustainable development?” with Marcelo Neri

Event – “Brazil: Inclusive sustainable development?” with Marcelo Neri

Monday 1 December 2014, 6:30-8pm Brazil: inclusive sustainable development? Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE Speaker: Brazilian Minister for Strategic Affairs, Marcelo Neri Chair: Professor James Putzel About the event Minister Neri will talk about the growth of social welfare in Brazil during the last twenty years, and its determinants. How have growth and distribution of incomes evolved in Brazil? What has been […]

November 24th, 2014|Events|1 Comment|