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It’s time to stand #WithRefugees

Are you wondering why your news and social media feeds are today teeming with disheartening or, more hopefully, uplifting posts about refugees? Well, that’s because today is World Refugee Day ...
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THE ROHINGYA: A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Many observers have described the flight of the Rohingya population from the Rakhine state in Myanmar as a rapid mass exodus. It’s estimated that more than 600,000 people have fled the violence, ...
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – A PROFESSION FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS?

I need your advice on three questions. First, is international development becoming a middle class dominated profession? If so, does it matter? And if it does matter, what can be ...
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The Role of Women in the G7 Mission to “Invest in Growth that Works for Everyone”

On June 1st, 2018, G7 Development and Finance ministers met for the very first time in Whistler, Canada. Considering the extensive and interwoven history of international development and finance, it ...
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10 years later: a new brand identity for LIDC

Since its launch in 2007, the London International Development Centre (LIDC) has grown in stature as an organisation fostering interdisciplinary research in international development. We’re proud of initiatives such as ...
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The Paradox of Plenty and Natural Resource-Driven Conflict

Factors such as the increasing competition over land and water, environmental degradation, demographic growth and climate change are arguably aggravating the situation. Broader processes such as social discrimination, inequality, political instability and corruption usually follow the ...
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Building Human Capital in Latin America

The dynamics of education in Latin America represent a critical link in the intergenerational transfer of poverty. It is no coincidence that two of the nine pillars crucial to national ...
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Terminology and the challenges of categorisation: The Emerging Economies

What defines an Emerging Economy? The use of the term ‘emerging economies’ might lead to various implications: -Economies are considered emerging on account of their recent fast economic growth such ...
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Bank Balances and Better Bureaucracy: Transitioning the informal economy in the developing world

The developing world struggles with many institutional barriers to formal business start-ups. In some countries, top heavy, overly bureaucratic and inefficient procedures are required before starting a formal business, and sometimes can take ...
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What are Some of the Different Routes into Development Work?

In November 2017 London International Development Centre held a networking and careers event geared toward students interested in beginning careers in the development field. Held at Queen Mary, University of London, five panellists ...
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