The development research programmes at IDS are organised in six closely linked multidisciplinary teams.
Research on how climate change affects poor people and how policies for adaptation and low-carbon development are shaped by economic and political power.
Asian drivers of global change, China and India, regionalism, value chains and standards, putting enterprises and growth back onto the poverty agenda.
State capacity, collective action and public policy, politics, law and rights, security, conflict and fragile states.
Health, agriculture, environment, making technologies work for the poor, science and citizenship.
Participation in politics and governance, institutional learning and change, the theory and practice of participation.
Social protection, conflict, ICTs, post MDGs, microfinance, food and agriculture, wellbeing, pro-poor policy processes.