Basic income

The Basic Income Experiment in Kenya: Could it transform our idea of ‘development’?

International Development - Paternal chaos? International development has been criticised for being paternalistic and dysfunctional. Development practitioners are prone to decide what communities need without consulting residents themselves. What's more, ...
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A Conversation with UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emi Mahmoud

Sudanese-American slam poet Emi Mahmoud has supported UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s work and advocacy since 2016. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, before later moving to Yemen and the United States, ...
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Who is Research For? Feeding Back Research Findings in Sierra Leone

Grappling with Impact in Development Research Who and what is research for? This is not a new question for development scholars, but it has gained salience in British universities in ...
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Ebola outbreak response in Liberia

Militaries and Health Crises: Militarising Global Health?

The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak was a devastating event that killed over 11,300 people. It decimated entire communities, leaving the worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – ...
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Why Don’t People Use Mental Health Services in India?

Mental health is a growing concern in high-income countries, but has long been neglected in development work. That is now slowly beginning to change as we increasingly recognise the links ...
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A Conversation About the Current State of Vaccines with Heidi Larson

Heidi J. Larson, PhD, is Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she is a Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision ...
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Research project

How a naïve e-mail got me into a PhD programme

Imagine… As a freshly minted Bachelors student in Dutch and German languages and cultures, you move from Belgium to the Netherlands to complete your Masters programme in Linguistics. You socialise ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Burton

Our first Alumni Spotlight focuses on Jasmine Burton, a Rotary Global Scholar who graduated from LSHTM with an MSc in Public Health. Jasmine founded  Wish for WASH, LLC, (W4W) a social ...
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girls' education

Global Campaigns for Gender Equality in Education: Whose Voices?

Malala Day is an occasion to celebrate an inspiring campaigner for gender equality and girls' education. Of course this issue has gained support in development circles in the last few ...
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fieldwork

Fieldwork’s Unspoken Challenge: Reverse Culture Shock

Fieldwork comes with the territory in the international development profession. Some LIDC members have been working and living around the world for most of their lives. Others may have set off on their first foray into ...
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