IDS Alumni blog
IDS alumni are located all over the world and after studying at IDS go on to a range of careers in development. This makes the Alumni Blog uniquely placed to represent opinions on development from a diverse range of experience and professions, all of whom have IDS in common. The posts on this blog reflect the opinions of each individual, and not necessarily those of IDS.
Give gun amnesties a chanceBy Robert Muggah
25 Mar 2015
IDS Alumnus Robert Muggah blogs on citypress.ac.za about gun crime in South Africa.
Curious work at the City of London’s local governmentBy Thomas Lines
17 Mar 2015
The United Kingdom’s current role in the world seems paradoxical, even contradictory. On one hand the government is committed to spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, despite the most severe budget cuts.
Will the Sustainable Development Goals change our Barbie Doll World?By Harriet Lamb CBE
04 Mar 2015
Former IDS MPhil student, Harriet Lamb argues that that the Sustainable Development Goals must face up to and address excess market power if they are to catalyse transformative change.
What Ebola tells us about how to do state-buildingBy Richard Mallett, Paul Harvey
03 Mar 2015
What does the Ebola crisis tells us about our conventional ways of doing state-building? Richard Mallett and Paul Harvey of the Overseas Development Institute reflect on the lessons from the recent IDS event on Ebola and Lessons for Development.
Mangroves Away: Subsistence Fisherwomen Tell Their StoriesBy Zoe Sullivan
16 Feb 2015
Pernambuco used to have approximately 5000 women fisher folk. Unlike their male counterparts, who generally use boats to fish off-shore, the women fisher folk work in the tidal mangrove swamps that hug the state's coast.
How IDS shaped my career by an MP10 graduateBy William Lockwood-Benet
15 Jan 2015
I am a MP10 grad from Puerto Rico and I am still proud to have been bitten by the comparative development bug.
Alumni Event in BrazilBy James Allen
30 Dec 2014
Alumni and Supporters Event held in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alumni Event in South AfricaBy Linda Waldman
26 Dec 2014
Alumni and Supporters event held in Cape Town and Johnannesburg, South Africa
IDS Pantomime - Murder in the 21st CenturyBy Richard Longhurst
19 Dec 2014
Alumni Network's Senior Drama Critic reviews the 2014 IDS Pantomime - Murder in the 21st Century.
Belated Children's Day thoughts28 Nov 2014
What exactly is it like to be a child in India outside the cushy, protected confines of the Indian middle class?