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  • Delegates at the opening of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa. Photo: ECA
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    Addis: A Good First Step, but a Terrible Last Word, for 2015

Addis: A Good First Step, but a Terrible Last Word, for 2015

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 […]

  • National Arts Fundraising (via Howard Lake, Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/howardlake/8166696568/) Licence: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Why is there no ‘Fundraisers Without Borders’? Big missing piece in development.

Why is there no ‘Fundraisers Without Borders’? Big missing piece in development.

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 […]

How can big aid organizations become Fit for the Future?

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 […]

Introducing the MSc African Development – Cathy Boone

Our final introductory video features the newest course offered by the Department – the MSc in African Development. Are you currently a student on this programme? Perhaps you’ve taken the core units – African Political Economy or African Development? Would you recommend this to interested students? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

  • Stuart Gordon, International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies
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    Introducing the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies – Stuart Gordon

Introducing the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies – Stuart Gordon

Next in line of our new introductory videos is the MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. Are you a past or present MSc IDHE student? Have you enjoyed the course? Would you recommend it to interested students? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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    Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

Introducing the MSc Development Studies – James Putzel

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!

Reflections on the classics: ‘Exit, Voice and Loyalty’

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 […]

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    Student Experience: Sebastian Sahla, MSc Development Management 2011/12

Student Experience: Sebastian Sahla, MSc Development Management 2011/12

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 […]

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