Finding water in the desert - photo credit: Lyla Mehta

World Water Day: we need to talk about inequality as well as waste

22 Mar 2017 On World Water Day, there is an urgent call for the global community to stop water waste and focus efforts on improving water quality. While much of the debate on water quality has been very technical, IDS and the ESRC STEPS Centre have tried to inject social science perspectives and call for focus on the politics of access, use and control of resources. More details

Sussex ranked first in world for development studies

Sussex ranked first in world for development studies

07 Mar 2017 Development studies at Sussex which includes IDS’ postgraduate research and teaching programmes, regains top spot in world ranking. More details

Bangladeshi garment worker by GMB Akash / Panos

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

06 Mar 2017 Lack of essential public services must be tackled in order for women’s economic empowerment to be achieved. This is the message that IDS researchers will stress when they attend the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. More details

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Being bold for change on International Women’s Day

06 Mar 2017 On 8 March 2017, we not only celebrate International Women’s Day, but thirty years of our Gender and Development Masters course. Find out what our inspirational students are doing to #BeBoldForChange. More details

Social Realities of Knowledge for Development

Social relationships are at the heart of knowledge for development

06 Mar 2017 Launched today is The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development, an edited collection of articles, bringing to the fore the importance of relationships and networks throughout the process of research impact. More details

Bandladeshi girl, one of many that BRAC has helped to lift out of extreme poverty.

UK aid and research funding is helping to transform lives in Bangladesh, MPs told

03 Mar 2017 The UK’s long standing partnership with Bangladesh’s research and development community has been absolutely critical to the country’s remarkable progress over the last forty years. This is what NGO leaders and academics told Whitehall officials and MPs. More details
BRAC directors and Melissa Leach at the Bangladesh in Focus event

IDS and Bangladeshi organisations reaffirm partnerships to tackle global poverty

28 Feb 2017 IDS has signed a series of new agreements with Bangladesh partners including BRAC, James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSH) and the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). More details

Sex, Rights and Pleasure Lab: Award winners

Students receive award for ideas to address online sexual violence

22 Feb 2017 On Valentine's Day two teams of students from IDS and University of Sussex were awarded for their inspiring ideas on how to tackle sexual violence. More details

IDS alum Bolaji Abdullahi

IDS alum finalist in Nigerian Alumni Awards 2017

14 Feb 2017 IDS alum Bolaji Abdullahi has been selected as a finalist for the British Council Alumni Awards 2017 in Nigeria under the Social Impact category, for his work on educational reforms in Nigeria. More details

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New insights on global sex education in our digital era

14 Feb 2017 New research on sex education in the digital era highlights the urgent need for greater digital literacy skills for both sex educators and young people. More details

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Going Open Access sees big jump in people reading IDS Bulletin

09 Feb 2017 The IDS Bulletin, was re-launched as a open access journal in January 2016. The re-launch saw the production of the publication brought back in-house and a new purpose-built website was launched which would host all new issues as well as the entire archive. One year later, statistics show a huge jump in article downloads. More details

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Winter Graduation 2017 #IDSGrad

09 Feb 2017 IDS celebrated winter graduation with 48 Masters students and four Doctoral researchers, all of whom returned to Brighton to receive their certificates from IDS Director Melissa Leach and the University of Sussex Chancellor Sanjeev Patel. More details

Students make their way to school after heavy floods in Sariakandi Upazila, Bogra, Bangladesh on 9 September 2014.

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Mobilising social science for humanitarian action – Launch of online platform

08 Feb 2017 Launched today is the Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform. This platform, developed in partnership between IDS and UNICEF with support from Anthrologica, is an online resource which aims to establish networks of social scientists to rapidly provide insight and advice to emergency responses. More details

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