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How to Get a Career in International Development

On 16th January, LIDC and SOAS started the new year with a careers networking night. This event featured an interactive panel discussion and opportunities to network with early - mid-career ...
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Antimicrobial resistance

Medicines and the Maasai: studying antimicrobial resistance in the pastoralist communities of Kenya

In the field It was a warm, peaceful morning and I found myself in a small farmyard, perching on a plastic container, which had been repurposed as a stool. With ...
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Can People Who Identify on the LGBTQ+ Spectrum Join the #MeToo Movement?

In late 2017, #MeToo flooded social media platforms. Thousands of women courageously shared their experiences as victims of sexual harassment and assault. What's more, a range of people demanded that ...
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Our top 10 for 2018

2018 has been a momentous year for us at LIDC. In no particular order, here are our top 10 highlights of the past year! 1) Funding wins This year, LIDC ...
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Moments from our Development Debate ‘Has #MeToo Really Taken Off in International Development?’

On 11th December, 100+ staff, students and alumni of LIDC member institutions, as well as civil society representatives joined us in John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene & ...
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A Tragic Blessing: Developing Countries and the Resource Curse

Throughout history, the struggle for control of natural resources has triggered conflict across the world. Nowhere is this truer than in developing countries. It is rare that the populations of ...
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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 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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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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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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