DESTIN was established in 1990 to promote interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on development at LSE. The institute is dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, national political and economic systems, and the international system.
DESTIN staff have considerable experience of living and working in the developing world, and engaging in policy-relevant research and consultancy work with international development agencies and non-governmental organisations. Students in our MSc and research programmes come from all over the world. Upon graduation they successfully find employment in a wide variety of government, non-government, academic and private sector organisations working in or with the developing world.