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Recent Graduate: My Experience of Working Against Human Trafficking in India

Working against human trafficking is demanding and the experiences are often emotionally draining. It exposes you to the rigours of development at the most challenging and intellectual levels, to many true, ugly ...
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‘Women’ and Water Inequality: Why We Need to Look Deeper into ‘Gender’ to Overcome Water Poverty

Gender and Development Approaches to Water Poverty The gendered nature of water poverty was brought to the world’s attention by feminist critiques of gender inequality in development and access to ...
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Why is Communicating in Local Languages Important?

This blog post also appears here and discusses a project funded in 2017 which builds on advances in pedagogy, smart phone communications, simulated reality and gamification, in order to address how to give local people ...
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Statelessness and International Development: The importance of incorporating stateless populations into development processes

UNHCR estimates that there are currently 10 million stateless people worldwide, although many suggest the number is probably higher. Despite this large global population of stateless people, until recently, the ...
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In the Clutches of a Long-Standing Genocide: Pakistan's Hazara Community

In the early Sunday morning of 1996, my tiny excited-self sprang out of bed. Minutes later: “Ready?” My dad glanced to check whether I had layered up adequately in the ...
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Tackling Global Inequality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

At the The LIDC Biennial Conference on 'Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality' in April we had an afternoon of parallel sessions on a range of issues including Health and Nutrition, Education, Corruption, Linguistics ...
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Can We Solve Planetary Hunger?: An Anthropology of Dietary Science

"Agricultural output per worker in developing countries doubled between 1991 and 2013, largely due to increases in agricultural efficiency." "The share of people at risk from hunger worldwide is projected ...
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Can Tanzania Reverse the Curse?

  "This is a new opportunity for Tanzania to benefit from natural resources if managed well, or it can turn into another story of losses like it experienced with gold." ...
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"Point of contact"

In 2016 LIDC held a photography competition called 'Lens on Development' . Photovoice, a participatory photography charity, judged the competition and announced the winner as Stephanie VandenBerg. Stephanie has written a blog ...
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The Yellow Movement: Challenging Gender Inequality

“Gender matters everywhere in the world … we should begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women ...
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