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Institute of Development Studies Feed
Innovative Research Helps Rwanda Raise $9m in Tax Revenue
For the first time, a study has been carried out in Africa, generating important research findings and helping to raise an additional $9 million USD in tax revenue for Rwanda.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/W9J1R7VduDM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
IDS contributes to first High-Level Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Unique evidence from IDS and partners incorporated into the first High Level Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment highlights the centrality of unpaid care work to women’s economic empowerment and their opportunities in the world of work.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/XpvCKphweF4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:39:00 PST
Challenges and opportunities for inclusive and sustainable WASH
CLTS has spread rapidly over the last 16 years and is now present in over 60 different countries. However recent research shows that more thinking and action is needed to ensure that sanitation efforts are sustainable and inclusive. A new book, entitled Sustainable Sanitation for All, examines how C<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/8XCkgQiOGVg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:02:00 PST
New IDS Bulletin examines links between power, poverty and inequality
Power analysis is essential for developing new strategies to tackle poverty and inequality. This new IDS Bulletin ‘Power, Poverty and Inequality’ edited by Marjoke Oosterom and Patta Scott-Villiers, brings together the latest analysis on understanding power and inequality and their links to poverty.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/A76Dz7pbimQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:59:00 PST
The Politics of Sustainability and Development
Details of an academic review of the relationship between politics, sustainability and development by Prof Ian Scoones, drawing on the work of the ESRC STEPS Centre.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/l7Vs-IIRt5E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:35:00 PST
Militaristic responses to urban violence don’t work, new film from slum dwellers argues
Slum dwellers call into question the effectiveness of militaristic responses to urban violence in a new film, ‘No One Left Behind’ produced by IDS and Shack/Slum Dwellers International which will be screened at the United Nations Habitat III Conference.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/qUS868nSik0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:45:00 PST
World Toilet Day: timely reminder of the global sanitation crisis
World Toilet Day aims raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, which affecting 2.4 billion people around the world. Although commitments clean water and sanitation are enshrined in Sustainable Development Goal 6, the topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/_Xa44bmzpOw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:12:00 PST
Small Grant offer from the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
ERAP would like to announce that it will be giving small grants to social science students from the three Ebola-affected countries - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to support the important fieldwork on topics related to Ebola response or other zoonotic and viral disease hazards.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/1GDhTQ9myUY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 04:26:00 PST
Ten Frontier Technologies to transform lives of poorest if governments, businesses and communities work together
New technologies including drones, 3D printers and crowdsourcing could significantly improve the lives of the world’s poorest, says a new report launched today by IDS’ Digital and Technology Research Group.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/B_T9WoKkh_A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:15:00 PDT
New Gates and DFID-funded research to help African governments increase tax revenue and decrease their dependence on aid
The Gates Foundation and UK Department for International Development have recently granted over £3million in funding to the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) for research and capacity building that will help African governments raise tax revenue more effectively and equitably.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/HsHYfeZ0k2Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:30:00 PDT
Open for action: IDS celebrates Open Access Week 2016
This year’s 9th International Open Access Week's theme of “open in action” is appropriate to IDS’ own endeavours over 2016. These include re-launching its flagship publication as an open access journal, celebrating 20 years of the development portal Eldis and enhancing OpenDocs, our e-repository of<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/eI-eMAV6-Ns" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:58:00 PDT
Renewed Focus on UN could help secure UK’s new role on world stage
A parliamentary event on the UK-UN relationship post-Brexit, hosted by IDS, UNA-UK and BAFUNCS, highlighted the critical juncture that Brexit presents for the UK’s relationship with the United Nations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/s7S3zqQdRss" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:10:00 PDT
Centre for Social Protection newsletter 36
Welcome to the thirty sixth issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition is 'a system's approach to social protection'.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/QlnboT5heTg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:34:00 PDT
World Social Science Report 2016
Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/DqQj5kzWJhs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:38:00 PDT
World Food Day: where’s the ‘sweet spot’ for sugar and climate change?
As this year’s World Food Day calls for food and agriculture systems to adapt to the rapidly changing climate, what are the competing tensions at play? The recently published special issue, in Journal of Southern African Studies, on the political economy of sugar in southern Africa, puts a lens on t<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/GTWi9MkUuG4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:11:00 PDT
IDS releases its Annual Review 2016
The Institute of Development Studies has released its Annual Review 2016 – a special one marking our 50th anniversary.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/evH440ju0qU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:33:00 PDT
STEPS Centre Summer School on pathways to sustainability
The IDS-based ESRC STEPS Centre is inviting applications to participate in its 2017 Summer School.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/lHk-4qAhrTw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 09:01:00 PDT
Multi-sectoral action on health critical for women in poor urban areas
IDS researchers urge World Health Summit participants and decision-makers globally to take a broader approach to address the social, structural and economic determinants of health, and to ensure community involvement in interventions with genuine gender inclusivity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/E1V5PxYD2NU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 02:49:00 PDT
Why don’t we use ‘foresight’ to prepare for the future?
The new IDS Bulletin ‘Foresight in international development’ published this week argues that foresight approaches should be at the centre of development research and questions why they are not.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/DIBAkiM4dpk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT
Unchecked inequalities could threaten the Global Goals
The new World Social Science Report ‘Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World’ highlights the harmful impact of inequalities on citizens, communities and countries.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/XvCynFHwayk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:12:00 PDT
IDS welcomes its largest intake of Development Studies students
This September, hundreds of students will be preparing to start their postgraduate study in Development Studies at Sussex. At IDS ourselves, we are preparing to welcome a new intake of students from over forty countries to study one of our seven Masters (MA) courses. For those students embarking on<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/cXElhkS_xY4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:58:00 PDT
Matters of the Earth
IDS response to media story on Matters of the Earth<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/ugZ8YSDUHig" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 05:03:00 PDT
Report warns of dangers of fast-food spread in developing countries
New IDS research reveals the hidden costs of the recent global food price crisis.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/-NI0-MKwF0I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:43:00 PDT
Your international development summer reading starts here
This is a selection of books and publications from IDS Researchers which encompass a wide range of themes in development studies from IDS' 50 year history.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/aMGsD7r7TmA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 PDT
Ground-breaking new research informs Ghana’s national plan of action on domestic violence
Nearly one in three women and one in five men are experiencing domestic violence in Ghana and young people are most at risk, says a new study released today.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/dd8qRaa7T_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 03:08:00 PDT
John Gaventa contributes to inequality discussion alongside Joseph Stiglitz at World Congress of Political Science
Research Director, John Gaventa, responds to presentation on inequality by Joseph Stiglitz at World Congress on Political Science in Poznan<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/IFU9RXm14Os" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:40:00 PDT
New initiative enables engagement with open data in agriculture and nutrition
New initiative launched to support global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/YMhZNAYQIv4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:53:00 PDT
Exploring the state, market and society triad for a new development era
The IDS 50th anniversary conference ‘States, Markets and Society’ brought together over 200 academics, donors, policymakers, NGOs, civil society activists and alumni from across the world to IDS in Brighton.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/aZgtmPhrGhQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:42:00 PDT
Centre for Social Protection newsletter 35
Welcome to the thirty fifth Centre for Social Protection newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition is responsible graduation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/VcfcPnnOdxU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:46:00 PDT
IDS partnership boosts gender mainstreaming ‘from the field’
As part of a two-phase initiative that began in 2013, IDS helped WFP to develop and implement ‘Innovations from the field’ – a participatory action learning programme to capture, share and embed successful innovations for gender mainstreaming across the organisation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/SZGAlWfQnzI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 03:17:00 PDT