Products and services
IDS Knowledge Services are produced and delivered by the Knowledge Services department at IDS and the British Library for Development Studies in collaboration with a number of partners from Latin America, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
While we cover a wide range of development themes and topic areas, our areas of expertise are around: climate change, conflict and security, education, food security, gender governance, health and nutrition
Our products and services include:
BRIDGE a research and information programme focused on supporting gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice. BRIDGE is located at IDS and supported by an International Advisory Group.
Eldis is both an online and offline development information resource prodiving access to full-text publications on a wide range of thematic areas including aid, climate change, conflict, environment, gender, governance, and health.
Eldis Communities provides a unique social and professional online networking environment for people working development. It offers the latest social media tools, the ability to create private and shared spaces and is accessible to people working in low-bandwidth environment.
Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
GSDRC provide high quality, timely knowledge products to support international development planning, policymaking and other activities area. This includes a document library, a research helpdesk and email bulletins.
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team
HEART provides quality advice, expertise and knowledge on health and education to maintain and build professional and technical competences of DFID staff and the wider development community.
The British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) Digital Library, OpenDocs, is both a project and service, providing unique access to full-text publications previously only available in print. OpenDocs aims to raise the profile of southern research, and BLDS is currently working with twelve research institutes in Africa and Asia digitise their series publications and make them available online.
- Develop tools and deliver workshops around stimulating demand for evidence
- Work with partners to produce tailor-made research communication products which aim to support evidence-based policy and practice
- Design and support the delivery of effective knowledge mobilisation strategies
- Build and support systems which enable innovation and collaboration around the access and re-use of research knowledge