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City, University of London, Launches SDG Report


Achieving the SDGs   “Universities have a pivotal role in achieving the SDGs. This role ranges from the obvious physical contribution, as large institutions reduce the energy use and carbon emissions, and by conducting research and providing education around matters…

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Motivated and Ambitious: Recent LIDC Interns Share Their Stories


Through the course of the pandemic, LIDC’s internship program has continued to offer invaluable experience for emerging international development professionals. Since England went into its first lockdown in March last year, LIDC has had the pleasure of working with 19…

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LIDC Director leads Successful Funding Bid to address Antimicrobial pollution in the Nairobi River


LIDC’s Director, Professor Claire Heffernan, has successfully led a bid for funding for a project to tackle livestock-derived antimicrobial pollution in the Nairobi River. The success of the bid was made public in the announcement of UKRI-GCRF ‘Clusters Awards’ on…

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Val Curtis: In Memoriam


Professor Val Curtis passed away on Monday 19 October 2020. She was the Director of the Environmental Health Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. And so much more.   “It is with great sadness we learned…

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LIDC member colleges: Bringing Black history to the forefront


History is not neutral. Black Brits experience that their history  is often overlooked, forgotten or ignored. The contributions of Britain’s black population often do not attract the attention and credit that is deserved. Black History Month aims to change that.…

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Meet LIDC’s member number 5,000


LIDC is proud to announce that we have now reached 5,000 members. We are delighted that so many have signed up to become a part of our diverse, dynamic and ever-growing community of students, development professionals and researchers.   We…

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Calling students of non-LIDC universities: Join us now!


LIDC is excited to announce that its student membership is now being offered to students of non-LIDC member institutions. Students anywhere, including outside of the University of London and the UK, can now become student members of LIDC for just…

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Seven podcasts to listen to this autumn


At the end of a long day, there are few things more enjoyable than a well-researched, informative and thought-provoking podcast. We turn to podcasts for various reasons, but much like our movie and music choices, we tend to stick to…

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IOE map takes us to the frontier of pandemic research


Researchers at University College London’s Institute of Education’s (IOE) Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre), the University of York and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have made the task of finding worldwide evidence…

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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.…

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