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.


Photo of Richard Longhurst, a Research Associate

IDS Alumni Dinner in Geneva

By Richard Longhurst, Milasoa Chérel-Robson
05 Nov 2014
A group of Geneva-based alumni met together for dinner on September 26th. Twelve alumni met for drinks and nine had dinner together.


Photo of Stephen Devereux, IDS Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Research Fellow

Why are 1 in 4 South Africans hungry?

By Stephen Devereux
21 Oct 2014
On Saturday afternoon, 18 October, more than 300 people, mostly farm women from small towns and farms in the affluent and picturesque wine and fruit growing region of the Western Cape, marched through the streets of Cape Town.

Institute of Development Studies blogs

Mother’s Little Helper

25 Sep 2014
By Akansha Yadav

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IDS Alumni have an evening in Kampala

16 Sep 2014
By IDS Alumnus

IDS in the news

Preferred candidate for new ICAI Chief Commissioner announced - News stories - GOV.UK

05 Aug 2014
Alison Evans (ex-IDS) announced as preferred option to succeed Graham Ward.

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The blind spot that is child labour

03 Jul 2014
By Akansha Yadav. Children working is a common sight in India - young girls carrying water and/or washing utensils, young boys working in the fields or indulging in activities not compatible with their age - such as gambling.

Institute of Development Studies blogs

Connecting India’s Villages with Successful Village Migrants

19 Jun 2014
By Jenaan Lilani: A rather common question asked amongst Indians on being acquainted with one another is regarding their “native place”; the village, town, or city that the person originally belongs to.

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The Washington Fellowship: leadership, management & entrepenurship

13 Jun 2014
Lebogang Mokwena is one among the 500 Young African Leaders who have been identified to participate in the inaugural Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, which is an exchange program of president Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Photo of Linda Waldman, KNOTS Research Fellow

My Alumni reunion: an unexpected and delightful evening in Dhaka

By Linda Waldman
10 Jun 2014
As a fellow, my travel itinerary is usually a whirl of airports, hotel rooms, meetings, emails and trying to meet on-going work commitments, despite being away from IDS.