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Institute of Development Studies Feed
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.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/1aFU0Io6AQ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:47:00 PST
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.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/v1haapTBFd8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:08:00 PST
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.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/-w4LF165qXk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:26:00 PST
Going Open Access sees big jump in people reading IDS Bulletin
The IDS Bulletin, was re-launched as a open access journal in January 2016. The re-launch saw the production of the publication brought back in-house and a new purpose-built website was launched which would host all new issues as well as the entire archive. One year later, statistics show a huge jum<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/gVMmWMzENM0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:52:00 PST
Winter Graduation 2017 #IDSGrad
IDS celebrated winter graduation with 48 Masters students and four Doctoral researchers, all of whom returned to Brighton to receive their certificates from IDS Director Melissa Leach and the University of Sussex Chancellor Sanjeev Patel.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/Jo5NMtf3Z3A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:10:00 PST
Mobilising social science for humanitarian action – Launch of online platform
Launched today is the Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform. This platform, developed in partnership between IDS and UNICEF with support from Anthrologica, is an online resource which aims to establish networks of social scientists to rapidly provide insight<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/GNYDd7sb_7w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:57:00 PST
Centre for Social Protection newsletter 37
Welcome to the thirty seventh issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition is financing social protection'.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/ts_f1s1HR_8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:18:00 PST
Vote for your favourite idea to emerge from the Sex, Rights and Pleasure Lab
We invite you to share and like your favourite concept via YouTube. On 10 February 2017 we will collate the number of views and likes and the one with the highest number will win a prize.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/2iWPUocPRRo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:54:00 PST
IDS ranked in top five of international development think tanks
IDS and University of Sussex recognised for high quality research and learning on international development in 10th edition of 2016 Global Go to Think Tank Index<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/JHYF_DQCmDo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:11:00 PST
Universal health coverage and the end of Africa's boom
A new IDS Rapid Response briefing examines what this means for universal health coverage in Africa and for achieving the United Nations Global Goal 3.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/D_DPPCEF-3U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 03:56:00 PST
South Africa tops new Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index - Africa
South Africa ranks highest in the first Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index – Africa (HANCI-Africa) launched today.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/dli2NNb81CA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:00:00 PST
Welcome to our first short course participants of 2017!
We’re delighted to welcome a wonderfully diverse group of participants to our first short courses of 2017: impact evaluation and participatory action research.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/JW89-C4TTWQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:20:00 PST
50th Anniversary Short Story Competition 2016 - Read the stories
Read the winning five short stories which in our recent 50th Anniversary short story competition.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/hEaF3MvuSbM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:02:00 PST
Picturing Inclusive CLTS Photo Competition
Inclusive CLTS Photo Competition - looking for photos that illustrate inclusive CLTS, highlight good practice, depict innovative programming and the need to ‘reach the one in everyone’.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/enLiIGmSYRk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:51:00 PST
IDS Students predict the development trends for 2017
As an eventful 2016 draws to a close, MA students studying at IDS take stock and predict the 2017 development trends.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/-nm77-kaBdk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:18:00 PST
New “BRICS in International Development” book lauded in Beijing
“BRICS in International Development”, published earlier this year by the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development and Palgrave was lauded by former World Bank Chief Economist and Vice President, Justin Lin at the inaugural Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation (GReC<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/d1NHoteEnfY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sun, 18 Dec 2016 21:23:00 PST
50th Anniversary Short Story Competition 2016 – The Results
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, IDS ran a short story competition open to staff, students, alumni and organisational partners with a story to tell about development.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/NoQMRrvlZSE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:37:00 PST
IDS Bulletin explores approaches to re-balance states-markets-society triad
Articles in a new IDS Bulletin suggest that the over-dominance of market forces over government, business and civil society accounts for many of today’s development challenges, and suggest a rebalancing of the current states–markets–society triad.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/_JKhUWApF7A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:06:00 PST
IDS defends UK research – Letter to The Times
IDS responds robustly to accusations made in The Times newspaper.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/ll3hZnVPY-k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:25:00 PST
IDS PhD students share learning around the globe
As part of their study programme, IDS PhD researchers are making the most of the opportunity to learn from academic experts at international events.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IDS_Newsfeed/~4/QoVjU9gj4Q4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:33:00 PST
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