On Friday 5 March Mariana Mazzucato gave an online lecture, ‘A Mission Oriented Approach to Stakeholder Value’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Mariana Mazzucato is a professor in Economics and Public Value at UCL and founder and director of their Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Her latest book, ‘Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide […]
Citing Africa, Season 2 explores the role that knowledge and technology play in shaping economic and social development within African countries.
Episodes explores digital technologies and data in agriculture and health, public investment in higher education, and the way in which certain ideas and biases become hegemonic within international organisations working in African countries. Overall, this second season looks beyond […]
Drawing on her research in rural Karnataka, south India, Shirin Madon discusses the importance of Village Health Committees in taking village-level measures and interventions to contain the diffusion of diseases.
In recent years, many developing countries such as India, Tanzania and Bangladesh have introduced village health committees as part of efforts to improve the functioning and effectiveness of health systems. […]
In the first instalment of a two-part series exploring the implications of Covid-19 for digital rights and data ethics, MSc Health and International Development alumna Elise Racine looks at what lessons can be drawn from her 2019 dissertation.
While at the London School of Economics, I had the opportunity to delve into the societal impacts and human rights implications […]
Why Technological Development is The Only Way Out of The Covid-19 Pandemic: considerations from Italy
Claudia Scuriatti sheds light on the current public health crisis in the context of the Italian response, and explains why both the public and private sector should prioritise investments in digital innovation.
It’s now widely recognized by the scientific community that COVID-19 spreads more readily and more efficiently than many of the viruses observed in modern history. This pathogen moves indiscriminately, irrespective of border restrictions or travel bans. So, in this catastrophic scenario in which nations worldwide are […]
Anushna Jha uses Bihar, India, as an example to understand the challenges posed by technology-enabled education as countries look to continue the teaching and learning process in times of emergency.
Schools in about 188 countries are currently shut owing to the global Covid-19 pandemic. There is discussion around how to continue the teaching-learning process in these times of emergency. Many […]
MSc Local Economic Development student, Wingyan Yip, reviews Singapore’s economic growth path away from trade to fintech and how the role played by its central bank differs from other investment-attracting state actors.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore reported a GDP growth of 0.7% during 2019, the lowest since 2009. The country’s export has […]
Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Don’t Panic, Prepare – Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age
On 16 November, Stefan Dercon from Oxford University gave a lecture on “Pathways for Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age” for the ID Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Read about what two of the Department’s students took away from his lecture.
The fourth industrial revolution is the buzz-word of the decade. Here we are, living it, breathing […]
The “informal sector” was first observed in developing countries, then it migrated north as the “gig economy” where no one has secure jobs, and LSE’s Joseph Hanlon, in a new working paper, shows the closing loop, as Mozambique’s heroin trade is taken over by the informal sector working via apps.
Mozambique has become a major heroin transit centre, moving 40 […]