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  • Commemorating the life and work of Geoff Oldham, CBE

    Oct 20, 2017 | 05:26 am

    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.

  • Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region

    Oct 16, 2017 | 07:34 am

    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[…]

  • The IMF’s bold moves on inequality are still unconvincing

    Oct 13, 2017 | 08:34 am

    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.

  • Will robots take your job?

    Oct 10, 2017 | 04:15 am

    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.

  • Has Universal Development Come of Age?

    Oct 4, 2017 | 02:57 am

    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[…]

  • Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report

    Sep 27, 2017 | 11:33 am

    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[…]

  • IDS at UK Party Conferences

    Sep 20, 2017 | 05:17 am

    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[…]

  • IDS releases its Annual Review 2017

    Sep 19, 2017 | 02:52 am

    The Institute of Development Studies has published its Annual Review 2017 – with a focus on its unique approach to development through ‘engaged excellence’.

  • IDS welcomes new intake of development studies students

    Sep 13, 2017 | 03:13 am

  • Revenue beyond oil reliance in Nigeria: new tax research network launched today

    Sep 12, 2017 | 03:42 am

    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[…]

  • ‘Mass starvation’ should be considered a war crime argues new report

    Sep 6, 2017 | 09:31 am

    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[…]

  • BRICS Summit a turning point for China’s influence on global development

    Sep 5, 2017 | 10:22 am

    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[…]

  • The lean face of drought in Wajir county, northern Kenya

    Aug 29, 2017 | 03:33 am

    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[…]

  • Helping a Yemeni village fight hunger

    Aug 17, 2017 | 07:11 am

    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.

  • Top summer reading recommendations

    Aug 16, 2017 | 03:24 am

    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[…]


  • Accountability

    Sep 25, 2017 | 09:17 am

    In this rapidly changing world, development professionals now face a context in which political authority is fragmented, private (non-state) actors[…]

  • Humanitarian Learning Centre

    Aug 24, 2017 | 07:17 am

    The Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC) is a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, the International Rescue Committee and[…]

  • Zoonoses

    Jul 20, 2017 | 10:12 am

  • Action for Empowerment and Accountability

    Apr 10, 2017 | 10:37 am

    Action for Empowerment and Accountability is an international research programme which explores how social and political action can contribute to[…]

  • Youth Employment and Politics

    Mar 2, 2017 | 06:52 am

    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 kidney

    Jan 13, 2017 | 04:53 am

    Healthcare inequality in Vietnam: the price of a kidneyOanh is a 27-year-old kidney dialysis patient who lives in Hanoi with[…]

  • Habitat III and The New Urban Agenda

    Oct 17, 2016 | 04:45 am

    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”

    Sep 26, 2016 | 08:04 am

    Teddy, Quechua leader from Peru: “We need formal land titles to protect our territory”For 40 years, the Quechua communities in[…]

  • Humanitarian Relief and Development

    May 23, 2016 | 05:30 am

    IDS's rich history and current research projects on humanitarian relief and development.

  • Disability and Development

    May 19, 2016 | 10:50 am

    Around 15 per cent the world’s population have some form of disability, at least 80 per cent of whom are[…]

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