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.

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.

Institute of Development Studies blogs

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.

Institute of Development Studies blogs

CEDAW's concluding observations on health in government plans

06 Jun 2014
By Ranjani Murthy: The booklet I have just published is a result of my experiment with researching and writing topics that I want to, rather than focusing on topics that I am commissioned to write by development agencies.

IDS opinion on international development, news and research via our blogs

BLOG: On the importance of scholarships

02 Jun 2014
By Nasrat Esmaty, IDS Alumnus

Alumni Ambassador Canada

Reflections on the CSP Conference on Graduation and Social Protection in Rwanda

By Martina Ulrichs
19 May 2014
Last week I attended the Centre for Social Protection conference on Graduation and Social Protection, co-hosted by the Ministry of Local Government of the Government of Rwanda, with support from Irish Aid, UNICEF and DFID.

IDS in the news

Former Thisday Editor, Simon Kolawole, Launches Online Newspaper, Thecable

29 Apr 2014
Former IDS student Simon Kolawole launches online newspaper Thecable

IDS in the news

Online Is Future Of Journalism - TheCable CEO | Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers

29 Apr 2014
Former MA Governance student featured in article published by Nigeria's Leadership

IDS in the news

Mantega completa oito anos ininterruptos no Ministerio da Fazenda | Midiamax - O Jornal Eletronico do Mato Grosso do Sul

11 Apr 2014
MediaMax News profile the Brazilian finance minister, who studied at IDS in 1977