In this rapidly changing world, development professionals now face a context in which political authority is fragmented, private (non-state) actors play a vital role in providing public services, and the digital transformation is remaking citizen-state relations. The accountability agenda has[…]
Action for Empowerment and Accountability is an international research programme which explores how social and political action can contribute to empowerment and accountability in fragile, conflict, and violent settings, with a particular focus on Egypt, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan.
With expertise in citizenship and participation, politics and economics, financial inclusion, employment and agriculture, IDS uses an interdisciplinary, critical development perspective to understand and help shape responses to this key global challenge.
Around 15 per cent the world’s population have some form of disability, at least 80 per cent of whom are estimated to live in poverty. For a long time this problem has been largely invisible in mainstream development discourse and[…]
Our focus on building more inclusive and secure societies acknowledges the appalling dangers and lasting harms to people’s lives and livelihoods from everyday conflict and violence, but also from risks associated with the environment, health and the economy.
Our focus on accelerating sustainability recognises this as one of the greatest challenges of our age. Climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss and land degradation are all linked, and affect people across the world. The Sustainable Development Goals have established a[…]