Welcome to the blog of the London International Development Centre (LIDC)!
LIDC facilitates interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development. We work with social and natural scientists from across the University of London’s six Bloomsbury Colleges: Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, School of Oriental and African Studies, and The School of Pharmacy.
Our work is about bringing people together to exchange ideas and solve development problems working across disciplines and across institutions, so a multi-contributor blog seemed like an obvious choice. We would like the LIDC blog to be a platform for innovative and inspiring dialogue on development, cutting across disciplines and bringing together academics, policy-makers and development practitioners.
This blog is also an invitation: we invite LIDC members (staff, students, alumni) from Bloomsbury Colleges to become LIDC bloggers, and we invite our readers from across the development community in London and beyond to join the conversation.
We hope that you join us!