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It’s Time to Stand #WithRefugees

Are you wondering why your news and social media feeds are today teeming with disheartening or, more hopefully, uplifting posts about refugees? Well, that’s because today is World Refugee Day ...
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The Rohingya: A Humanitarian Crisis

Many observers have described the flight of the Rohingya population from the Rakhine state in Myanmar as a rapid mass exodus. It’s estimated that more than 600,000 people have fled the violence, ...
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International Development – A Profession for the Middle Class?

I need your advice on three questions. First, is international development becoming a middle class dominated profession? If so, does it matter? And if it does matter, what can be ...
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Mark Jahne, former LIDC intern

Student Spotlight: Mark Jahnke

Our first-ever Student Spotlight focuses on Mark Jahnke, a Fulbright Scholar who is undertaking a MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, and recent LIDC intern.  Prior to SOAS, Mark spent over ...
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The Role of Women in the G7 Mission to “Invest in Growth that Works for Everyone”

On June 1st, 2018, G7 Development and Finance ministers met for the very first time in Whistler, Canada. Considering the extensive and interwoven history of international development and finance, it ...
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A smiling young African man

What’s happening in international development?

At LIDC, we’re always on the lookout for the most interesting news, innovations and research in international development. Here’s our pick of the latest developments to keep an eye on. ...
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