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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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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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Making a Case for Project Managers on Research Grants

This year alone UK Research and Innovation (formally Research Councils UK) is operating with a combined budget of £6 billion[i]. However, dedicated Project Managers on research grants are still seen ...
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Do Low-Cost Private Schools Really Deliver High-Quality Education in Lagos, Nigeria?

SDG 4 outlines a vision for free quality schooling, but it is a challenging goal to achieve given the continued growth of private schools across the globe. EQUIPPPS believes that ...
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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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Student Spotlight: Mark Jahnke

Our first-ever Student Spotlight focuses on Mark Jahnke, a Fulbright Scholar who is undertaking a MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, and recent LIDC intern.  Prior to SOAS, Mark spent over ...
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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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