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New Approaches to International Development

The London International Development Centre (LIDC) facilitates interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development.

We bring together social and natural scientists from across the University of London's Bloomsbury Colleges: Birkbeck, UCL Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, and SOAS

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LIDC is hosting a networking event and talk based around research on Valuing Volunteering. How and why volunteering contributes to poverty reduction & sustainable positive change, and the factors which prevent it from doing so.

August 20th is World Mosquito Day, commemorating that date in 1897 when Sir Ronald Ross confirmed the Anopheles mosquito as the vector that carries malaria.

An article in Devex looks at the recent study by Tejendra Pherali of the University College London’s Institute of Education and Karl Blanchet of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the plight of Syrian refugees shows the potential of putting international development research results into practice to concretely help people on the ground.

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