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More people than ever have smartphones, but large divides in access persist across 11 emerging economies

As smartphone access increases in the emerging and developing world, more people are going online for the first time. This new access has brought with it a wealth of economic ...
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Building Security and Development in an Uncertain World Requires Integrated Approaches – and Ideas

“We need to develop an unflinching ability to look at reality no matter the costs,” Rory Stewart, MP, told guests during his keynote at the sixth annual Conflict, Security and ...
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Why is universal health coverage important to you?

Sunday 7 April is World Health Day, and this year's theme is universal health coverage. We believe that it's critical for everyone to be able to access high-quality, health care ...
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Why did the latest El Niño event not change depression rates in affected communities of northern Peru?

Mental disorders are a big part of the global disease burden. They are also well-known for their strong association with environmental-related disasters. What's more, ongoing climate change is expected to ...
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Rohingya Refugees Cox's Bazar

Creating a Floating Island Home for the Rohingya

Bangladesh is roughly the same size as New York, but has more than eight times the population. What's more, one in four of its citizens live below the poverty line. ...
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Five Inspirational Women Shaping the Future of International Development

International Women’s Day is a golden opportunity to shine a light on women’s achievements in a range of domains and industries. We wanted to showcase five outstanding women from LIDC ...
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Why is Water Scarcity Such a Problem in El Salvador?

In this day and age, we often assume that water should be globally accessible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. I was concerned to learn that El Salvador is ...
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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. Attended by over 250 people, this event featured an interactive panel discussion and opportunities to ...
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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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