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CUID offers students a platform to explore international development in depth. Our events and flagship ‘Vision’ magazine provide 360 degree perspectives on key issues, encouraging students to think, learn, and write critically about development. We also help students form the connections to launch impactful careers and pursue pathways to making a real difference

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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.