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Institute of Development Studies Feed
Top summer reading recommendations
For students starting their international development courses in the autumn and for anyone with an interest in development studies we have put together a selection of books and publications authore...
2017-08-16 09:24:00
Call for Health Systems Global Media Fellowship Programme
Health Systems Global has launched a call for its first Media Fellowships Programme. This is an opportunity for journalists to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some...
2017-08-11 11:52:00
IDS Bulletin calls for humanitarian aid and climate change sectors to work together
The new IDS Bulletin, Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate, argues that humanitarian aid and climate change sectors need to work together to support adaptati...
2017-08-10 09:00:00
IDS response to sexual harassment allegations within Ushahidi
A statement from IDS responding to sexual harassment allegations within Ushahidi.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/_pW4h0k__wA" height="1" width=&q...
2017-07-25 10:58:00
IDS Director elected as new Fellow of British Academy
Director of the Institute of Development Studies, Professor Melissa Leach CBE, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her significant contributions to research in the...
2017-07-21 14:35:00
IDS Fellow delivers Together 2030 coalition statement at HLPF 2017
IDS Fellow Jo Howard delivers statement at the Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs official session of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, on behalf of Toge...
2017-07-21 08:39:00
Institute seeks new Trustees for Board
IDS is looking for outstanding individuals to join its Board of Trustees. The role requires exceptional candidates with a strategic vision who are passionate about helping lead the Institute throug...
2017-07-18 09:28:00
Chris Colclough
It was with huge sadness that we received the news about Chris Colclough’s untimely death on Tuesday 28 June.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/7EE3HV9WOv8"...
2017-06-30 11:53:00
Free online course on Pathways to Sustainability launched
The ESRC STEPS Centre has launched a new online learning website for self-study and use in teaching.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/_eGx6xNVhLs" height=&qu...
2017-06-21 13:36:00
IDS Director appointed CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Professor Leach’s contribution to social sciences recognised in Queen’s Honours List<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/d_QhYsCfl-o" height="1" w...
2017-06-16 22:30:00
Researchers say One Health only way to tackle animal-to-human diseases
Infectious diseases traceable to animals are driven by climate change, land-use change and the massive expansion of towns and cities, according to contributors to a paper in a major new output from...
2017-06-14 09:45:00
New perspectives on Africa’s youth employment challenge highlight need to rethink current policies
At a time when the youth employment challenge is worsening in Africa, authors of a new IDS Bulletin provide some much needed scrutiny of conventional policy approaches to youth unemployment and hig...
2017-06-13 09:02:00
Robin Murray
It was with huge sadness that we received the news about Robin Murray’s untimely death at the weekend.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/S2Zy6PlrOVo" height...
2017-05-31 15:34:00
Doomed to Fail or Bound to Succeed? SDGs and the Green Economy
Achim Steiner, incoming director of the UN Development Programme, discusses the role of Sustainable Development Goals in focusing action around the world on green transformations.<img src="...
2017-05-24 15:29:00
Effective responses to violence require greater attention to security in the vernacular, say IDS researchers
In a new special issue of the journal Peacebulding IDS researchers call for policymakers and practitioners to rethink security, peacebuilding and violence reduction in the light of Sustainable Deve...
2017-05-11 10:08:00
New film advocates for health policy and systems research
A new film by Health Systems Global and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research shows the vital role health policy and systems research (HPSR) plays in building stronger and more equita...
2017-05-09 14:46:00
Ian Scoones receives European Research Council Advanced Grant
The European Research Council has awarded one of its prestigious Advanced Grants to IDS research fellow, Professor Ian Scoones. Based at the STEPS centre, Ian will take this opportunity to build up...
2017-05-02 15:18:00
How did we do that? The possibility of rapid transitions
In the face of climate change and social inequality, changing to a greener and fairer society might feel impossible – but rapid, radical transitions may be more possible than you might think, acc...
2017-04-24 09:00:00
Could blockchain technology revolutionise development?
A new IDS Rapid Response Briefing unpicks the hype around blockchain, with a ten-point checklist for development policymakers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/ge...
2017-04-11 11:22:00
IDS researchers win University of Sussex student-led teaching awards
Two IDS Research Fellows – Rosemary McGee and Lars Otto Naess have both won the University of Sussex Student-Led Teaching Award for 2016–17.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/...
2017-04-07 11:25:00
World Water Day: we need to talk about inequality as well as waste
On World Water Day, there is an urgent call for the global community to stop water waste and focus efforts on improving water quality. While much of the debate on water quality has been very techni...
2017-03-22 10:46:00
Sussex ranked first in world for development studies
Development studies at Sussex which includes IDS’ postgraduate research and teaching programmes, regains top spot in world ranking.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfee...
2017-03-07 15:16:00
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
Lack of essential public services must be tackled in order for women’s economic empowerment to be achieved. This is the message that IDS researchers will stress when they attend the 61st session...
2017-03-06 12:49:00
Being bold for change on International Women’s Day
On 8 March 2017, we not only celebrate International Women’s Day, but thirty years of our Gender and Development Masters course. Find out what our inspirational students are doing to #BeBoldForCh...
2017-03-06 12:41:00
Social relationships are at the heart of knowledge for development
Launched today is The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development, an edited collection of articles, bringing to the fore the importance of relationships and networks throughout the process of re...
2017-03-06 09:00:00
UK aid and research funding is helping to transform lives in Bangladesh, MPs told
The UK’s long standing partnership with Bangladesh’s research and development community has been absolutely critical to the country’s remarkable progress over the last forty years. This is wh...
2017-03-03 10:34:00
IDS and Bangladeshi organisations reaffirm partnerships to tackle global poverty
IDS has signed a series of new agreements with Bangladesh partners including BRAC, James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSH) and the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD).<img...
2017-02-28 13:11:00
Students receive award for ideas to address online sexual violence
On Valentine's Day two teams of students from IDS and University of Sussex were awarded for their inspiring ideas on how to tackle sexual violence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner....
2017-02-22 09:47:00
IDS alum finalist in Nigerian Alumni Awards 2017
IDS alum Bolaji Abdullahi has been selected as a finalist for the British Council Alumni Awards 2017 in Nigeria under the Social Impact category, for his work on educational reforms in Nigeria.<...
2017-02-14 13:08:00
New insights on global sex education in our digital era
New research on sex education in the digital era highlights the urgent need for greater digital literacy skills for both sex educators and young people.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner...
2017-02-14 08:26:00