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January 16, 2019

LIDC event

LIDC-SOAS Careers Networking Night: How to Get into International Development

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Interested in a career in international development? Want the opportunity to discuss careers advice with recent graduates working in development? Keen to get an understanding of the different routes into development work? The London International Development Centre (LIDC)- SOAS Careers in International Development Networking Event is an opportunity for students to hear from development professionals about their experiences and to get a better idea of the options and career paths in the sector. Our development professionals are on hand to…

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Stakeholder Engagement For Development Impact Evaluation And Evidence Synthesis

January 23 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
John Snow B Lecture Theatre

About the lecture This lecture explores methods for engaging stakeholders in making decisions for international aid and social development in the presence and absence of relevant research. It draws on empirical evidence about engaging stakeholders in the generation and use of evidence, taking into account political analysis, social psychology and systems thinking. It finds that the suitability of methods for engagement depends largely on the confidence that can be placed in knowledge about the specific context, and knowledge from elsewhere…

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LIDC event


January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar Room 4 [Boyle Room], Robin Brook Centre St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield London EC1A 9DD

LIDC and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will hold a GCRF Seminar from 1-4pm in Seminar Room 4 , Robin Brook Centre, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London, EC1A, on Wednesday 30th January 2019. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Global Challenges Research Fund and its opportunities for researchers. The seminar will begin with a networking lunch. Following this, there will be presentations and an interactive panel discussion that explore a range of topics related to securing GCRF funding including: Pathways…

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February 6, 2019



February 6 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Rose Room, LSHTM

ABOUT THE LECTURE In developing findings and conclusions from their studies, researchers are making ‘evidence claims’. We therefore need to consider what criteria are used to make and justify such claims. This presentation will consider the use of evidence standards to make evidence claims in relation to primary research, reviews of research (making statements about the nature of an evidence base), and guidance and recommendations informed by research. The aim is to go beyond testing the trustworthiness (quality appraisal )…

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SDGeneration: Hacking solutions for the UN SDGs

February 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
UCL Here East

Are we prepared for 2030? In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), UCL will be holding a hackathon led by Darshita Gillies CEO and Co-Founder of Maanch. This day-long hackathon will offer students, with a passion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the opportunity to come together to learn, ideate, solve and present their ideas on how to tackle some of the global challenges we face today. We’re inviting students from a diverse range of backgrounds, from…

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“SDGeneration: A Citizen Science Movement”

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Amnesty International

In collaboration, LIDC and the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL, will be holding a flagship event to explore the support needed in order to achieve the SDGs, and the contribution citizen-science can make towards their evaluation. We will bring together 100 university students, academics, businesses and wider civil society for a day-long event of expert panel discussions and interactive working groups. Aims 1. Explore how universities and global youth movements can connect and engage students and communities to deliver on…

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UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Inception Meeting

February 28 @ 9:30 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Hyderabad, India

The 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 will hold the Hub's Inception meeting in Hyderabad, India. The goal of the meeting is to enable the wider project team to meet for the first time and to develop and support a shared project ethos and understanding of the goals and objectives. As such, we aim to support team building among the different…

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March 6, 2019

3ie - LIDC

Community matters: heterogeneous impacts of a sanitation intervention

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

In this seminar, Britta Augsburg (Institute of Fiscal Studies) will discuss the results of a study on the effectiveness of a community-level information intervention aimed at reducing open defecation (OD) and increasing sanitation investments in Nigeria. This seminar is a part of the 3ie-LIDC monthly series. To understand the effectiveness of the intervention, researchers conducted a cluster randomised controlled trial in 246 communities between 2014 and 2018. While the average impact of the intervention was negligible, there were strong and…

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Building Stability: The Future of Security and Development in an Uncertain World

CSD Conference
March 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Great Hall, King’s Building, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

This is the sixth annual Conflict, Security and Development conference looking at the challenges facing global development, security as well as, the responses to these challenges. Global trends such as: environmental breakdown, resource depletion, state fragility and democratic decline, are taking place against a global power shift away from states to networks, from the national to the local, and from West to East. Bringing together leading academics, experts and leaders, they will be discussing the serious challenge posed by these…

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LIDC event

Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
London International Development Centre

The use of smartphones and social media increased rapidly in the past decade in the United States. What's more, these digital technologies have become common in parts of the developing world. A new Pew Research Center report entitled 'Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies' analyses public attitudes and experiences related to these technologies in 11 emerging economies. This also includes the benefits and challenges that digital connectivity brings to people’s lives and societies. In this seminar, Laura Silver, Senior Researcher at Pew…

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