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Publications and Seminars

We are committed to interdisciplinary research


The Department of International Development is committed to the pursuit of excellence in interdisciplinary research to further understand the processes of social, political and economic change within the developing world and in the international political economy.

Most of our faculty and research associates have experience in the world of development practice or policy-making

We aim to promote research that addresses the problems and policy options facing actors in both the South and the North who are concerned with poverty reduction and the ultimate improvement of social, economic and political life in poor countries and regions across the world. Our faculty and research associates include scholars committed to research at the local level, as well as those working on issues of national development and international relations and policy.                

International Development encourages both individual scholarly research and collaborative research within the Department, across the London School of Economics, and with partners throughout the developed and developing world.        

The department holds weekly research seminars for staff and PhD students. These currently take place in the Michaelmas and Lent term on Wednesdays from 12.30 - 2pm. The most recent schedule for this term's seminars can be found by following the link below: