MDP students hear development perspectives from the U.K.

Nov. 25, 2019

What will the field of development look like in five or ten years? What key competencies are required for development practitioners in the years ahead? What new roles and areas of focus are emerging? What can be done to meet the persistent problems caused by global poverty? 

Dr. Hinton discussion with students


Drawing upon her wide-ranging experience in government, academic, and NGO work, Rachel Hinton (at left in photo) discussed these and other questions with MDP and other Geography and Development students in a workshop on November 22, 2019.

Dr. Hinton is Team Leader of the Education Research Team and Senior Social Development Adviser in the Research and Evidence Division of DFID, the UK government's Department for International Development. She is also a Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. In the workshop, Dr. Hinton  drew upon her work in Nepal, the Balkans, Ghana, and beyond, and offered students a view from the United Kingdom, which takes a different approach than does the U.S. in many areas of international development.