16 days of activism

Five Fantastic Ways You Can Support the 16 Days of Activism Campaign

A staggering 1 in 3 women globally will be victim to physical or sexual based violence in their lifetime. Violence against women cuts across social class, country and ethnicity. It ...
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Why are innovative approaches to evaluation and evidence synthesis important?

In recent years, there has been increased scrutiny of international development and particularly foreign aid. For example, the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) regularly faces criticisms regarding the effectiveness of its ...
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Why migration bans and restrictions on recruitment of workers to the Gulf States is a bad idea

In 2017, the government of Ghana banned the recruitment of workers to the Gulf region. The ban was introduced due to widespread reports of abuse and exploitation of Ghanaian migrant ...
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From Voices to Choices: Will people have more influence over aid?

Last week, we published our latest report – From Voices to Choices – which looks at: why it’s important for crisis-affected people to have influence over aid, what’s going on ...
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research fund

Why the Global Challenges Research Fund encourages development experts to think in creative new ways

A bit of background Poverty eradication has long been an area that has eluded the savviest of international development economists and experts. Despite massive increases in global wealth, millions of ...
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GCRF Networking Workshop

LIDC GCRF Networking Workshop: A round up

On 7th November, LIDC welcomed over 80 people to our GCRF Networking Workshop. The Workshop brought together academic researchers, professional services staff and postgraduate students from our member institutions for ...
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Farai Mubaiwa

Alumni Spotlight: Farai Mubaiwa

This month's Alumni Spotlight focuses on Farai Mubaiwa who graduated from King's College London's Department of International Development with an MSc in International Development. Farai co-founded Africa Matters, a youth-led organisation ...
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AMR Comic

Anyone Can Be A Superhero: Creating a Comic book on Antimicrobial Resistance with Students in India

A superhero comic book which educates students about antimicrobial resistance (AMR)? Researchers Sara Dada and Kiron Jones reflect on their project and the challenges of field research in India.   ...
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Five Things You May Have Missed in International Development This Month

Had a busy month and feel like you lost touch on what's happening in international development?  Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. The Venezuelan Refugee Crisis - More than ...
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Facebook Live panel discussion on GCRF Global Engagement Networks Funding Call

We held a Facebook Live discussion on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Global Engagement Networks Funding Call between 1.30-2pm on Tuesday 25th September. Our panellists included Professor Claire Heffernan, LIDC Centre ...
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