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Institute of Development Studies Feed
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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" 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="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:58:00 PDT