Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2016

27 Jun 2016 until 30 Jun 2016

This course is open to a wide audience of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection. It aims to provide a platform for strengthening conceptual grounding and for engagement in critical debate about knowledge, practice and evidence on social protection.

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Book launch: India's Approach to Development Cooperation

29 Jun 2016

With opening remarks from Ambassador Shyam Saran, former India Foreign Secretary.

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States, Markets and Society - IDS 50th Conference

05 Jul 2016 until 06 Jul 2016

IDS 50th anniversary conference over two days in July 2016 on ‘States, markets and society in a reconfigured world: Defining a new era for development'.

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IDS Annual Lecture with James Ferguson

05 Jul 2016

Professor James Ferguson from Stanford University will deliver the inaugural IDS Annual Lecture titled 'Not Working: Rethinking Production and Distribution in the Jobless City'.

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Transforming Nutrition; Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2016

11 Jul 2016 until 15 Jul 2016

Applications are now open for this 5 day course, designed for both for policy makers and practitioners. The course will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it.

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Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Conference 2016

12 Dec 2016 until 14 Dec 2016

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development (AC&SD): linking local and global dynamics

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Can documentaries help us tell a different story about global development?

22 Jun 2016

This seminar, jointly hosted by IDS and the International Broadcasting Trust will explore these opportunities and challenges from the perspectives of film makers, researchers and NGOs.

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Reimagining development in Least Developed Countries: what role for the SDGs?

13 Jun 2016

Could the Sustainable Development Goals open up a political space to rethink development and promote innovation in the world's poorest countries?

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Learning from the Global South

13 Jun 2016

How can innovations from countries like Brazil, India, South Africa and Argentina help the UK in addressing social challenges and inequalities? A group of academics and practitioners discuss and share case studies, reflections, and lessons learnt from other parts of the world.

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Twitter Chat: Where are the women in discussions about PrEP for HIV?

03 Jun 2016

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is the hot topic in HIV prevention at the moment but so far there has been little heard from women on the subject. This twitter chat, hosted by IDS via @IDS_UK and using #PrEPChat seeks to widen the debate.

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Measuring the Impact of Development Funds – The Case of the Global Innovation

02 Jun 2016

How do we evaluate the impact of development funds? Is the impact of funders limited to the sum of the projects they fund? Or do they create important externalities?

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Life after the Global Food Price Crisis: Resilience or Insecurity?

01 Jun 2016

Join IDS Researcher Naomi Hossain, Gabriela Alcaraz (FEWS NET) and Miguel Robles (IFPRI) for an Oxfam America-hosted panel discussion examining life after the global food price crisis and what is needed to create a resilient global food system.

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How do Slavery Eradication Experts Know How Many Live in Modern Slavery?

26 May 2016

Based on the realities of a slavery eradication programme in North India Pauline Oosterhoff (IDS) will present the reasons, benefits and challenges in using participatory statistics to assess the impact of interventions to eradicate slavery and bonded labour.

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Future of food: burgers...or bugs?

18 May 2016

How and what we eat, the journey it’s been through and how much is left is over has a huge impact on the world’s resources. With population growth, climate change, diet-related diseases and huge inequality in the food system, do we need to take a fresh look at what’s on our plate?

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Can we govern the climate?

16 May 2016

Public lecture by Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography at Durham University.

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Sustainable Development Goals: A new agenda for Brazil?

13 May 2016

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of IDS this event hosted by IDS' Alumni Ambassador in Brazil will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals.  

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