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About LIDC

New Approaches to International Development

The London International Development Centre (LIDC) facilitates interdisciplinary research and activities to tackle complex problems in international development and create a network of interdisciplinary researchers.

We bring together academics and students from across the following University of London colleges: SOAS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, UCL Institute of Education, Birkbeck, Queen Mary University and City, University of London.


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On 11th October the LIDC & The Guardian Debate asking 'Does Short-term Volunteering Abroad do More Harm than Good?' took place. The debate drew a crowd of over 250 students, former volunteers, academics and development professionals. Read this sum up of their views and opinions and see the link to the recording of the event.

LIDC is looking for a digital media intern!

ALL students and alumni of our member colleges with an interest in international development are now able to become free members of London International Development Centre!

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