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How can rural Pakistani communites electricity needs be met?

Have you ever been without electricity for a day? For a week? For a month? How did you cope? 840 million people are still without access to electricity, with plenty ...
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Working with the grassroots to push the national development agenda

Malawi is one of the countries in southern Africa that could benefit from effective and efficient use of resources in ways that positively impact its citizens' quality of life, half ...
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CAN CHILD MALNUTRITION IN AFRICA BE SUSTAINABLY ADDRESSED?

Poverty, food insecurity, and poor nutrition and health are eroding quality of life and limiting economic productivity in Africa. In 2016, when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era started, Africa ...
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Applying a decolonial lens to research structures, practices and norms in higher education: What does it mean and where to next?

In recent years, commentators have challenged ethnocentric and racialised paradigms of knowledge rooted in colonial histories and power politics. This reflects movements to decolonise curricula, pedagogy and theoretical thinking in ...
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Highlights from the ‘Global Migration Crisis’ Debate

Introduction On 4th November, students, staff and visitors gathered in LSHTM’s John Snow Lecture Theatre to debate the ‘global migration crisis’. The event was part of the 17th annual ESRC ...
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TECH CENTRES IN GHANA: EXPLORING POTENTIAL GROWTH AND RISKS

Africa's population is growing and will continue to do so. Ghana alone has an estimated population of 30.4 million people and faces problems such as pollution and access to quality ...
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HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WORKS? LOOKING TOWARDS A COURSE IN EVALUATION

WHAT IS EVALUATION ANYWAY? This year, I was the lucky recipient of an LIDC bursary to attend the Short Course: Evaluation From Innovation to Impact. This course runs in London ...
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Interview with Alessandro Bini, Director, Somali Cash Consortium

We were excited to chat to Alessandro Bini, the Director of the Somali Cash Consortium, which provides humanitarian cash transfers to vulnerable populations in Somalia. Alessandro told us about the ...
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Four global development news stories you need to know about

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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Five Inspirational People Shaping Humanitarian Research

On 19th of August, World Humanitarian Day recognises humanitarian workers and those who have given their lives to humanitarian causes worldwide. To mark this occasion, we have decided to highlight ...
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