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Book Review: The Economics of Poverty by Martin Ravallion

In a post for From Poverty to Power, Oxfam inequality number cruncher Deborah Hardoon reviews The Economics of Poverty by Martin Ravallion. 

It’s hard to think of a better placed individual than Martin Ravallion to have written this book. Not only has he spent over 30 years working on poverty, including 24 years at the World Bank, but in 1990 it […]

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    Life after LSE: Megha Mukim on Asia’s Most Competitive Cities

Life after LSE: Megha Mukim on Asia’s Most Competitive Cities

Whether they study on one of our MSc programmes or undertake a PhD, after graduation our students disperse across the world to undertake a seemingly endless range of occupations, and apply what they’ve learnt in their time with us. Many go on to work for governments or NGOs, others for international aid agencies or as advisers in the private sector. […]

LSE DESTIN Society Celebrates 7th Annual Industry Dinner

At the end of the Lent Term the DESTIN Society, the student society associated with the department of International Development, held their 7th Annual Industry Dinner. The aim of the evening was to promote dialogue between students, academics and professionals outside of the classroom. The event was held on a dinner cruise along the Thames, as 150 top-level NGO […]

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    Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Professor of International Development Jude Howell talks about her recent research into governance in China in this post written for the LSE International Development blog, based on her article on the same subject published in Journal of Social Policy in January.
In 2016 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will have been in power for almost 70 years. While the former Soviet […]

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    Life After LSE: How could Brexit help engagement with emerging economies?

Life After LSE: How could Brexit help engagement with emerging economies?

After graduating from the MSc Development Studies programme in December International Development alumna Bharthi Keshwara has gone on to a role as Economist at the Centre for Policy Studies. In this article she provides us with an overview of the work she’s been doing on Brexit and Britain’s relationship with emerging economies.
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    Africa at LSE: Technology could prove to be a gamechanger for Africa

Africa at LSE: Technology could prove to be a gamechanger for Africa

In an article originally written for Africa at LSE, ahead of the 2016 LSE Africa Summit which will explore the themes of Challenging Conventions and Thinking Beyond Investment, Samuel Baker examines the potential technology has to boost Africa’s growth.

It is predicted that Africa’s population will peak at a quarter of the world’s population by 2050. Despite a rapidly growing […]

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    Duncan Green: Fascinating new research on how food prices affect people’s lives and politics

Duncan Green: Fascinating new research on how food prices affect people’s lives and politics

LSE International Development Professor in Practice Duncan Green talks about the findings of Oxfam’s  Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility project
One of the projects I was proudest of getting off the ground while in (nominal) charge of Oxfam’s research team was ‘Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility’, a four year study of the impact of the chaotic […]

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    Africa at LSE – As the global economy struggles, economic diversification in Africa is necessary

Africa at LSE – As the global economy struggles, economic diversification in Africa is necessary

In a post originally written for Africa at LSE, International Development alumnus Kilian Koffi urges African governments to learn from the past as they deal with the economic challenges of the present day.
A slowing world economy, falling commodity prices, and a strengthening dollar are bad news for export-dependent countries. After a decade-long commodity boom, paired with cheap credit in the aftermath of […]

Limited liability… But Only for a Limited Few

Our students go on to a wide range of careers. Some work for NGOs, private companies or governments, others like MSc Development Studies Alumnus Kartik Misra undertake further study. Kartik is PhD candidate at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is researching the crisis of Indian agriculture. In this post he gives us an insight into some of the work he’s been doing.
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    “Speak to us, not about us”: social media and international development

“Speak to us, not about us”: social media and international development

Last month members of the LSE DESTIN Society attended the 2016 Bond Conference to hear speakers from across the globe talk about some of the most pressing issues in international development. One of those in attendance was MSc Development Studies student Meredith MacKenzie, who has shared some of her thoughts with us on one of the topics covered, development and social […]