SOAS University of London

International development

International Development

Our academic staff have unrivalled practical and theoretical knowledge of the many issues that affect the international development sector, including:

  • political economy
  • globalisation
  • migration and displacement
  • conflict, peace and justice
  • agrarian change, rural development, water use and agri-health
  • labour movements
  • political ecology, climate change, energy policy and environmental law
  • natural resource management
  • sustainable development and green finance
  • public management and regulatory policy

SOAS has world-leading specialists on understanding the major drivers of international development, providing an expert critique of international development processes and their intended and unintended consequences. We can offer innovative and engaged ideas for how to move towards more just and equitable approaches to development and to advise on the above in specific regional contexts.


Organisations we've worked with in this sector include:

  • The United Nations Development Programme
  • Department for International Development
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Gatsby Africa
  • Oxford Policy Management
  • Acumen Fund, Inc
  • The World Bank Group
  • International Labour Office
  • New Development Bank
  • The New Venture Fund
  • Overseas Development International (ODI)
  • Médecins Sans Frontières
  • International Rescue Committee      
  • Nike Foundation