LSE Professor in Practice, Owen Barder, reflects on the recent Financing for Development Conference and what needs to come from it. This blog post first appeared on Views from the Center. The Financing for Development Conference, which drew to a close yesterday in Addis Ababa (16th July), was never going to solve all the world’s development problems. What it could […]
There are an extraordinary number of ‘without borders’ organizations (see here, or an even longer list here) – every possible activity is catered for, from chemists to clowns (and that’s just the c’s). But one seems to be missing, and it may well be the most useful – why is there no ‘fundraisers without borders’? (Originally posted by Duncan Green […]
Duncan Green, Professor in Practice and senior strategic adviser for Oxfam, gets critical of international NGOs, prompting Oxfam’s Deputy CEO Penny Lawrence to issue a response. [Originally posted on ‘From Poverty to Power’] My navel-gazing paper on the future of INGOs and other big aid beasts came out last week. Here’s a summary I wrote for the Guardian. Thanks to […]
Throughout the next week, we’re going to share some new introductory videos for the four MSc courses. Today, we start with Development Studies. Are you a past or present MSc Development Studies student? Have you enjoyed the course? Would you recommend it to interested students? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
I’m often asked by people embarking on a career in development , if my time spent at the LSE had any relevance to my current work. I generally find this question peculiar. For me, doing a master’s degree was an opportunity to expand my horizons and to learn; it wasn’t about furthering a career or whatnot. Nonetheless, having spent the […]
During my Masters I spent one day a week as an intern with Global Witness – an NGO which campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption around the world. The internship was my first opportunity to apply some of the theoretical knowledge I was acquiring during my degree in a professional context. Particularly the focus on the links between natural […]
Graduate of the MSc in Development Management named President & CEO of Amigos de las Américas, a major international NGO based in Houston, Texas
Sara Nathan (née Lamson), a graduate of the MSc in Development Management, has been named President & CEO of Amigos de las Américas, a major international NGO based in Houston, Texas. Amigos’ official announcement follows below. As always, we are delighted with the heights that our graduates scale after leaving the LSE, and proud of their work driving development forward […]