More people than ever have smartphones, but large divides in access persist across 11 emerging economies

As smartphone access increases in the emerging and developing world, more people are going online for the first time. This new access has brought with it a wealth of economic ...
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Building Security and Development in an Uncertain World Requires Integrated Approaches – and Ideas

“We need to develop an unflinching ability to look at reality no matter the costs,” Rory Stewart, MP, told guests during his keynote at the sixth annual Conflict, Security and ...
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Why is universal health coverage important to you?

Sunday 7 April is World Health Day, and this year's theme is universal health coverage. We believe that it's critical for everyone to be able to access high-quality, health care ...
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Why did the latest El Niño event not change depression rates in affected communities of northern Peru?

Mental disorders are a big part of the global disease burden. They are also well-known for their strong association with environmental-related disasters. What's more, ongoing climate change is expected to ...
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Interview with Dr. Ana Antunes-Martins

This week, we were delighted to catch up with Dr. Ana Antunes-Martins who has recently joined LIDC as Research Programme Manager. Ana discussed her new role, as well as her ...
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Rohingya Refugees Cox's Bazar

Creating a Floating Island Home for the Rohingya

Bangladesh is roughly the same size as New York, but has more than eight times the population. What's more, one in four of its citizens live below the poverty line. ...
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CEDIL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for research projects to contribute to the Centre’s strategic agenda in impact ...
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UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub Inception Meeting: A Round Up

The UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub is an £19.75 million investment by the UK government to alleviate child stunting, globally. From 28th February to 1st March, we held the ...
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Why is Water Scarcity Such a Problem in El Salvador?

In this day and age, we often assume that water should be globally accessible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I was concerned to learn that El Salvador is ...
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Why is it important to improve links between the agriculture, nutrition and food sectors?

In the past 50 years, there have been significant increases in agricultural productivity and falling food prices. However, hunger, malnutrition and poor health remain persistent development challenges. According to the ...
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