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LIDC Short Course 2020: New format, lower fee, global reach


Impact evaluation is now recognised as a critical part of development projects and programmes. But there is a pressing need for current and future development professionals to develop skills that will allow them to understand, commission and use evaluation studies.…

Events during lockdown: More than 1,900 sign-ups


LIDC temporarily closed the doors to its offices on 20 Bloomsbury Square in mid-March this year. Overnight, all aspects of our operations had to move online and be carried out remotely – including our events.   New format, global reach…

Investigating the new virus


It was the beginning of lockdown in the UK. Schools had closed. Bedrooms became offices and Zoom took the place of meeting rooms. People scrambled to find a new way to live their lives, do their jobs and adapt to…

New knowledge for the SDGs: How to secure funding for international development research


Five years ago, the world’s leaders stood united behind a new blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. By 2030, we should have reached the ambitious set of goals and targets, known as the Sustainable Development…

Covid-19 update from LIDC


LIDC is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, members and visitors. The outbreak of Covid-19 is unprecedented and developing rapidly. Our response must also be rapid. To minimise the spread of Covid-19 and protect LIDC’s staff, members and…

Update from our event ‘Beyond Foresight to the Frontier of Food: The Global Food Landscape in 2050’


An audience of over 230 people joined us on the 29th January for LIDC’s and Nature Food’s event: ‘Beyond Foresight to the Frontier of Food: The Global Food Landscape in 2050’. The below distinguished panelists shared their vision for the…

Our Top 10 for 2019


2019 has been a busy and exciting year for LIDC. In no particular order, here are our top 10 highlights! 1) Launch of the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub In January, we announced the launch of the UKRI GCRF…

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Highlights from the ‘Global Migration Crisis’ Debate


Introduction On 4th November, students, staff and visitors gathered in LSHTM’s John Snow Lecture Theatre to debate the ‘global migration crisis’. The event was part of the 17th annual ESRC Festival of Social Science. Dr Elaine Chase, Associate Professor in Education,…

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Tackling the Rise of Childhood Stunting in Africa: High-level Parliamentary Roundtable


On 3 July, LIDC and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa (APPG for Africa) jointly held a high-level parliamentary roundtable on tackling the rise of child stunting in Africa. The event took place in the IPU room at the Houses…

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Become an NGO member of LIDC


Since our inception in 2008, LIDC has deeply valued its strong and fruitful relationships with non-government organisations around the world. As such, we are delighted to announce that non-government organisations can join LIDC as members for a fee of £350…

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