International Development Department (IDD)

IDD is pleased to announce a new suite of on-campus programmes. These are designed to develop skills and capacity in international development, post-conflict reconstruction, politics, public sector management and environmental governance in developing and transitional economies. Studying in IDD is truly an international experience and our curriculum is informed by our research and policy advice. Programmes offer flexibility and include either a study tour or individual fieldwork


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Posted 12 November 2018

IDD 10 year reunion: September 2018

In September, a group of 16 former IDD students gathered at the University of Birmingham for a 10 year anniversary weekend. For most people, it was the first time they'd seen each other since graduating in the summer of 2008.

Posted 24 October 2018

New books from IDD Staff

Laurence Cooley, Niheer Dasandi and Raquel Da Silva have recently published books on their research in international development. Topics include the European Union, democracy and political violence.

Posted 24 October 2018

How to rig an election without getting caught

The College of Social Sciences was delighted to present the inaugural lecture of Professor Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy and International Development

Posted 10 October 2018

Why We Lie About Aid

Speaker: Dr Pablo Yanguas (Honorary Research Fellow at University of Manchester and international development consultant)

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Video: Professor Nic Cheeseman 

We spoke to Professor Nic Cheeseman to find out how our understanding of democracy and elections have evolved in the 21st Century.

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