King's International Development Institute
|King's College London|
|Directors||Peter Kingstone and Andy Sumner|
King’s International Development Institute (IDI) is an inter-disciplinary development institute located within the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at the King's College London. IDI was launched in 2013 with a focus on poverty and inequality in middle income developing countries particularly in Asia and Latin America. It's research revolves around development theory, political economy, economics, geography and social policy.
IDI has students from 50 countries worldwide, who make half of all the student body. The institute is a member of European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes. It has strong links with Department for International Development, British Academy, Oxfam and UNDP, while it's staff hold's associate positions at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Center for Global Development and the Institute of Development Studies. King's College London is ranked as one of the top 10 global development learning programs in the UK by QS University Ranking.
The institute is currently directed by Peter Kingstone (PhD, UC Berkeley) and Andy Sumner (PhD, LSBU). Academic staff includes Ingrid Bleynat (PhD, Harvard), Jelke Boesten (PhD, Amsterdam), Luciano Ciravegna (PhD, LSE), Eduardo J. Gómez (PhD, Brown), Nahee Kang (PhD, Cambridge), Lisa Kingstone (PhD, Amherst), Andrés Mejía Acosta (PhD, Notre Dame), Susan Fairley Murray (PhD, Holloway), Robert Picciotto (PhD, Princeton), Paul Segal (PhD, Oxford) and Pierre-Louis (PhD, GIDS).
As a development studies programme, IDI is distinctive for its interest in rising middle income developing countries (like the BRICs countries) as well as in social, political and economic phenomena and policy related questions of those fast-growing developing countries. The institute’s mission is “to explore the sources of success in emerging economies as well as understand the major development challenges they continue to face”.
IDI’s areas of research are ‘inclusive development’ on the one hand and ‘national development’ on the other hand. Within these two broad themes, it works on five research clusters:
- Political Institutions in Emerging Economies
- Poverty, Inequality and the New Middle Classes in Emerging Economies
- Natural Resources and Emerging Economies
- Gender Relations in Emerging Economies
- Private Sector Development in Emerging Economies
IDI publishes a working paper series and has links to various external organisations including institutions like the UK Foreign Office and the UK Department for International Development, the British Academy, the European Association of Development Institutes, the UK Development Studies Association, the US Council on Foreign Relations, UNDP, the United Nations University, the WHO, the World Bank and various international non-governmental and research organisations.
- The Handbook of Latin American Politics : Co-edited with Deborah Yashar. London: Routledge Press, 2012
- Democratic Brazil Revisited. Co-edited with Timothy J. Power. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008.
- Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals : Edited by Malcolm Langford (Olso), with Alicia Ely Yamin (Harvard), 2013
- The Future of Foreign Aid: Development Cooperation and the New Geography of Global Poverty: with Richard Mallett. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
- Intersecting Inequalities. Women and Social Policy in Peru 1990-2000. Penn State University Press, 2010.
- Sexual Violence During War and Peace. Gender, Power and Postconflict Justice in Peru. Palgrave Studies of the Americas Series, 2014.
- Operating in Emerging Markets: A Guide to Management and Strategy in the New International Economy, FT Press, 2013.
- Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America: lessons from Costa Rica, Routledge 2012
- Contesting Epidemics : How Brazil outpaced the United States in its Policy Response, what the BRICS can learn, and the Politics of Global Health Diplomacy, Imperial College Press, 2015
- Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: Towards a Comparative Inter-Disciplinary Perspective , with George Peterson (eds), Edward Elgar Press, 2006
- Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America. Routledge: New York, 2009
- Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty, with Sudhir Anand, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Oxford University Press, 2010
IDI runs the following teaching programmes:
- BA International Development
- MSc Emerging Economies and International Development
- MSc Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development
- MSc Political Economy of Emerging Markets
- MSc Latin American Development
- PhD Development Studies with reference to Emerging Markets
- Development studies
- Emerging economies
- Development theory
- Developing countries
- Political Economy
- Inclusive growth
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