Below you will find a selection of LIDC publications.
LIDC Two Year Report 2013-2015
LIDC Report 2008-2012
The LIDC Report 2008-2012, launched at the LIDC Bi-Annual Conference on 23 May 2013, looks back at the first five years of LIDC, reviewing our progress in the areas of interdisciplinary research, teaching, capacity building and policy support.
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Annexes (online only):
‘Current and planned research on agriculture for improved nutrition: a mapping and a gap analysis’
LIDC was commissioned by UK Department for International Development (DFID) to complete a study on ‘Current and planned research on agriculture for improved nutrition: a mapping and a gap analysis’. The resulting report examines current and future research projects on agriculture for improved nutrition and uses a mapping process to identify gaps in research coverage. A conceptual framework has been developed to define and characterise agricultural research for improved nutrition. Placing nutrition at the centre, the framework identifies pathways by which research may contribute directly and indirectly to nutrition and how evidence of impact may be gathered along these.
‘Prioritising the need for new diagnostics or treatments of zoonoses which have significant impact in the developing world’
LIDC has led a multidisciplinary team of world-class institutions specialised in animal and human diseases to produce a study ‘Prioritising the need for new diagnostics or treatments of zoonoses which have significant impact in the developing world’. The study was commissioned by the UK Department of International Development (DFID) to help prioritise their work in managing the risk of zoonotic diseases (infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, and vice versa) in emerging livestock systems in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
Examining development evaluation in higher education interventions: a preliminary study
By Charlotte Creed with Hilary Perraton & Jeff Waage
This paper reports on a preliminary study of literature relating to the evaluation of higher education (HE) interventions in low and middle income countries (LMICs), which have been made by national and international develop assistance programmes. It has been prepared as a background paper for the March 2012 conference, "Measuring the Impact of Higher Education Interventions for Development", organised by the London International Development Centre (LIDC) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
Understanding the UK Agricultural Research Contribution to International Development and Food Security
Over the last decade changes in funding priorities have caused concern that the UK’s capability to sustain its agricultural research for development science base may be affected, with implications for food security and international development commitments. This report, co-produced by UKCDS and The London International Development Centre (LIDC), sets out the current situation, historical perspectives and future opportunities for UK agricultural research for development.
‘Distance Learning for Health: What works’
LIDC’s new report, ‘Distance Learning for Health: What works’ by Chris Joynes, presents findings from a global review of distance learning programmes for medical professionals in low and middle income countries.
Lancet-LIDC Commission ‘The Millennium Development Goals: a cross-sectoral analysis and principles for goal setting after 2015’.
A new blueprint for international development has been published by The Lancet to coincide with the UN’s major summit about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The publication is a collaboration between The Lancet – the world’s leading general medical journal –and LIDC.
‘Science and Innovation for Development’
A new book by two of the UK’s leading international development thinkers is a landmark in development thinking and practice. It demonstrates how science and innovation can be harnessed to tackle today’s biggest challenges in poor countries, including climate change, HIV/AIDS and illiteracy.
Case studies presented in the book include the use of tissue culture to develop disease-resistant bananas in Kenya; the use of nanotechnology to develop cheaper and faster kits for diagnosing infectious diseases and the use of organic material to power a multi-purpose stove that can also function as a refrigerator and generator.