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Our mission is to provide an inclusive and open platform to raise awareness of and discuss solutions to international development issues. CUiD aims to motivate students to debate and take action on issues such as poverty, global health, climate change, and education.

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Published: Katie Veitch and artwork by Ryan Ward It is easy to assume that the world is becoming inevitably less religious, to see religion as an outdated set of superstitions...

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International Development

The Politics of Imperialism: How the legacy of colonialism drove the depoliticization of international development

Published by Francesca Farrington and artwork by Ryan Ward International development is haunted by the spectre of colonialism. In the critical scholarship on international development...

Foreign aid: a humanitarian development initiative or a geopolitical tool?

Published: Louise Chatterton, and artwork by Ryan Ward Foreign aid is undoubtedly a divisive topic in international development. If handled effectively, foreign aid has the...

Changing the Way Student Volunteering is Done: Lessons from Dar es Salaam

By Tads Ciecierski-Holmes and George Holmes, artwork by Ryan Ward. Many of us students experienced a stressful week in mid-March as the flood of COVID-19...

Effect of female political enfranchisement on development

By Alice Kinsella, artwork by Ryan Ward Many people’s first introduction to ‘development’ was the Millennium Development Goals: in 2000, the UN pledged to reach...

Students Behind Picket Lines: Fighting for Climate Justice

Artwork by Ryan Ward.Published: Cambridge University International Development. The street is filled, from six year olds with their parents to seventeen year old sixth...



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CUiD is committed to providing a stimulating and non-partisan platform for debate on issues of international development. We do this by organising speaker events in which leading figures from academia, government and industry share their experiences to inspire and inform students. In the past we have hosted former CEOs of Oxfam and academics leading in fields such as politics, geography and development studies.