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[…]
Blog: The power of people against injustice in Honduras15 August 2017Following months of public pressure, Voith-Hydro is the latest company to quit the controversial Agua Zarca dam project in Honduras. So how did Oxfam supporters help make this happen?
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 of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global[…]
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 adaptation to climate change in the long-term and not solely focus on[…]
Blog: Indigenous rights must come before profits7 August 2017Deep in the Amazon rainforest in Peru, indigenous communities have lived off their lands for generations. But for over 45 years, they have been devastated by the consequences of oil exploitation on[…]
A statement from IDS responding to sexual harassment allegations within Ushahidi.
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 social sciences.
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 Together 2030, an international coalition of over 500 civil society[…]
Blog: Your questions answered: Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index19 July 2017Since the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index was launched many people have been in touch to find out more. Here are the answers to some of your most common questions[…]
Blog: South Sudan's Independence Day should have been a celebration18 July 2017Sunday, July 9 was Independence Day in South Sudan and should have seen celebrations and smiles. But yet again, it was a time of somber reflection.
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 through the next phase of its development.
Blog: Colombia's challenge: addressing land inequality and consolidating peace6 July 2017Colombia has the most unequal distribution of land in Latin America, yet equitable access to land is a decisive factor for consolidating peace in Colombia.
It was with huge sadness that we received the news about Chris Colclough’s untimely death on Tuesday 28 June.
The ESRC STEPS Centre has launched a new online learning website for self-study and use in teaching.
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[…]
EU leaders: let aid do its job!Oxfam is joining forces with a group of incredible organizations. Together we’re calling on[…]
GROW campaign success stories 2016With your support, we achieved some incredible things in 2016, from fighting for land rights to[…]
Trash Talk: turning waste into work in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp21 August 2017This paper highlights an innovative approach to solid[…]
Yemen: catastrophic cholera crisis16 August 2017Since the end of April 2017, Yemen has been experiencing its worst recorded outbreak of[…]
'You aren't human any more': Migrants expose the harrowing situation in Libya and the impact of European policies9 August 2017Oxfam[…]
Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing[…]
Two of the central challenges in building accountability for marginalised people are how to reach and meaningfully involve the most[…]
This paper offers an interpretation of the Greek crisis focusing on the role of small firms. Most accounts of the[…]
Will women benefit from the rapid automation and digitisation that is set to change the world of work as we[…]
A Special Theme Issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, ‘One Health for a Changing World: zoonoses,[…]
The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index17 July 2017Development Finance International and Oxfam have produced the first index to measure the[…]
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