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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's global development photo competition, 'Lens on Development' is now open. Submissions must reflect current global development challenges and/or successes and the winner will receive £100 with the top photographs being exhibited at a drinks event held by LIDC.

SOAS alumni Emma Saville is managing an exciting new digital-cultural project aimed at raising awareness of humanitarian issues in schools.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Mollinga has been appointed as interim Director of the LIDC, seconded part-time from his position as Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. After serving as Director of LIDC for nine years, Professor Jeff Waage will retire at the end of September this year. Professor Waage says:

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