It is with deep regret and sadness that we share the news that Professor Geoff Oldham (age 88) passed away on Sunday 1 October 2017.
Blog: Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region16 October 2017Deprived of their livelihoods due to regional conflict, 335,000 people are on the edge of starvation in Chad. This powerful film documents the story of Adoum and Hadjara, who lost their 6[…]
Blog: The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing13 October 2017The International Monetary Fund’s policy advice impacts who becomes economic winners and losers. New Oxfam report finds the International Monetary Fund’s new ‘inequality pilots’ fail to support inequality reduction.
The impact of digital technology on the future of decent work was the discussion point at the IDS fringe events held at the recent Labour and Conservative Party Conferences.
A timely new IDS Bulletin entitled ‘Has Universal Development Come of Age?’ explores how South and North approaches to development can be interlinked and argues that in order to achieve development for all more needs to be known about the[…]
Blog: Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report27 September 2017The World Bank today published the 2018 edition of its World Development Report. For the first time, the report is focused entirely on education, and tackling what they call[…]
As the 2017 political party conference season gets underway in the UK, IDS is convening fringe events at the Labour and Conservative conferences on a global issue that could affect all of us as technology keeps advancing – the future[…]
The Institute of Development Studies has published its Annual Review 2017 – with a focus on its unique approach to development through ‘engaged excellence’.
Recent production disruptions and low oil prices have led to dramatic declines in oil revenue for Nigeria. As a result, there is a new drive to address low levels of non-oil revenue, mostly due to failures in tax collection. A[…]
In their new report, the Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC) calls for the global community to heed the lessons of the past and hold those who use famine as a weapon of war to account for their actions, by revising international[…]
Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa recently convened for their 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China. IDS Fellow and Centre for Rising Powers and Global Deveopment Director, Dr Jing Gu, said this Summit could represent at turning[…]
Blog: The lean face of drought in Wajir county, northern Kenya29 August 2017The face of drought in Wajir County, in Kenya’s north is ugly. Oxfam is on the ground, reaching the most affected with the emergency help they need to[…]
Blog: Helping a Yemeni village fight hunger17 August 2017People in the remote Yemeni village of Othman eke out life in stricken conditions. Read this moving account an Oxfam cash assistance project there to buttress their battle against starvation.
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 authored by IDS and its partners. These titles from IDS' history[…]
In this rapidly changing world, development professionals now face a context in which political authority is fragmented, private (non-state) actors[…]
The Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC) is a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, the International Rescue Committee and[…]
Action for Empowerment and Accountability is an international research programme which explores how social and political action can contribute to[…]
With expertise in citizenship and participation, politics and economics, financial inclusion, employment and agriculture, IDS uses an interdisciplinary, critical development[…]
Healthcare inequality in Vietnam: the price of a kidneyOanh is a 27-year-old kidney dialysis patient who lives in Hanoi with[…]
Research on how IDS is engaging with Habitat III and The New Urban, Agenda together with key resources on urbanisation.
Teddy, Quechua leader from Peru: “We need formal land titles to protect our territory”For 40 years, the Quechua communities in[…]
IDS's rich history and current research projects on humanitarian relief and development.
Around 15 per cent the world’s population have some form of disability, at least 80 per cent of whom are[…]
We have forgotten what happiness is: Youth perspectives on displacement and return in Qayyarah sub-district, Mosul19 October 2017The current internal[…]
Thousands of people in dozens of countries took to the streets when world food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011.[…]
Financing women farmers13 October 2017Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and[…]
This paper explores the progress of the Empowerment, Voice and Accountability for Better Health and Nutrition (EVA) project implemented by[…]
Beyond ‘Fortress Europe’: principles for a humane EU migration policy11 October 2017This report outlines Oxfam’s proposal for a new and[…]
Great expectations: is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?10 October 2017In recent years, the International Monetary Fund has[…]
The paper reviews an emerging body of literature on the design and evaluation of current or recent governance interventions in[…]
This IDS Bulletin reviews research previously published in IDS Bulletins and other, selected research on universal development, with examples of[…]
From early warning to early action in Somalia2 October 2017More than three years after it was initiated in the aftermath[…]
A study of two Women's Economic Empowerment programmes in India: the state-run Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)[…]
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