All pages with keywords: development


Africa Climate Change Forum: Sustainable Adaptation, Development and Human Rights

Policy Seminar 10 Sep 2008

This high-level conference was hosted by the London School of Economics in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. The forum aimed to explore and raise the visibility of climate change … read more »


CCRN roundtable: with President of Rwanda

Grantham Workshop 4 Oct 2007

LSE CCRN hosted a roundtable for President of Rwanda, Paul Kigame, and senior LSE academics on the current development challenges faced by Rwanda and possible policy development and implementation strategies.


Safeguarding development aid against climate change: evaluating progress and identifying best practice

Safeguarding development aid against climate change: evaluating progress and identifying best practice

a working paper by Nicola Ranger 29 November, 2013

Official development assistance (ODA) currently totals around $130 billion USD per year, an order of magnitude greater than international climate finance. To safeguard development progress and secure the long-term effectiveness … read more »


Disasters and development: Natural disasters, credit constraints and economic growth

Disasters and development: Natural disasters, credit constraints and economic growth

a research article by Tom McDermott 23 November, 2013

Using a simple two-period model of the economy, we demonstrate the potential effects of natural disasters on economic growth over the medium to long term. In particular, we focus on the effect of such shocks on investment. read more »


Safeguarding development aid against climate change: evaluating progress and identifying best practice

Safeguarding development aid against climate change: evaluating progress and identifying best practice

a research article by Nicola Ranger 1 November, 2013

Nicola Ranger, Alex Harvey and Su-Lin Garbett-Shiels. Forthcoming.  


Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries?

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Tom McDermott 28 September, 2013

Understanding the adaptation deficit: why are poor countries more vulnerable to climate events than rich countries? read more »


Reconciling conflicting evidence on the origins of comparative development: a finite mixture model approach

Reconciling conflicting evidence on the origins of comparative development: a finite mixture model approach

a working paper by Tom McDermott 2 September, 2013

In this paper, I revisit the controversy over the fundamental sources of comparative development. In contrast to much of the previous literature, my focus is on … read more »


The emerging geographies of climate justice

The emerging geographies of climate justice

a working paper 1 June, 2012

Climate justice is a well-used concept within the international climate debate yet it has often remained little more than a static ideal. This paper brings together … read more »


The luck of the development draw: environmental volatility and the takeoff to modern economic growth

The luck of the development draw: environmental volatility and the takeoff to modern economic growth

a research article by Tom McDermott 29 May, 2012

This paper tests the implications of the model developed by Acemoglu and Zilibotti [Daron Acemoglu and Fabrizio Zilibotti, 1997. Was Prometheus unbound by chance? Risk, diversification and growth. Journal … read more »


The effects of natural disasters on human capital accumulation

The effects of natural disasters on human capital accumulation

a research article by Tom McDermott 20 February, 2012

In this paper I investigate the effects of disasters on human capital accumulation using an extensive panel dataset on natural disasters, covering 170 countries over a 25 year period … read more »