Women in Kakuyuni village, winnowing crops

International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems launches first report

21 May 2015 New International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, which includes IDS Director Melissa Leach, publishes first report on global reform of food sytems. More details

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IDS pays tribute to IDS alumnus and leading gender activist

15 May 2015 IDS pays tribute to Dr Martha Farrell, Co-Director of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia, who was killed in an attack on a guest house in Kabul. More details

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New report argues water is integral to food security and nutrition

15 May 2015 A landmark report from the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) is the first of its kind to bring together water, food security and nutrition. More details

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Graduation: Ensuring social protection delivers for the poor

11 May 2015 The new IDS Bulletin ‘Graduating from social protection’ argues that as poverty reduction policies and ambitions for social protection systems evolve, so should aspirations for graduation. More details

Hayley MacGregor and Linda Waldman on Ebola and Lessons for Development panel

Leading women in global health

06 May 2015 Last week, IDS researchers Hayley MacGregor and Linda Waldman were recognised in a list showcasing the 300 leading women in global health. IDS takes this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate all the women at the Institute that have shaped the global health agenda. More details

IDS Alumni Reception in China

IDS Alumni Reception in China

01 May 2015 Alumni and Supporters recently came together in China for a reception held at the Xinhai Jinjiang Hotel in Beijing which marked the finale to a very exciting and important week for IDS and our Chinese partners. More details
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Development Studies at Sussex ranked first in the world

30 Apr 2015 The QS University World Rankings have ranked University of Sussex number one in the top 100 universities for Development Studies which includes Institute of Development Studies' academic collaboration. More details

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IDS scholarship opportunity to research zoonotic diseases opens

28 Apr 2015 A new PhD scholarship on the social dimensions of zoonotic disease is now open to applicants. Funded by the UK Research Councils and the Department for International Development, the doctorate is part of the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme. More details

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IDS Alumni Ambassador supporting relief efforts in Nepal following earthquake

27 Apr 2015 Following the devastating earthquake, Jimmy Lama, our Alumni Ambassador for Nepal, is safe and well and helping co-ordinate relief efforts in stricken Nepal. More details

Participant in Ground Level Panel, Egypt, Participate Initiative. Credit: CDS 2013

New report calls for more meaningful approaches to citizen participation and accountability

27 Apr 2015 In a few months, the United Nations’ member states hope to finalise a new global agreement on how to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, including poverty, inequality and environmental degradation. A new report from the Participate initiative calls for governments and civil society to go beyond tokenistic gestures and meaningfully engage with society’s poorest and most marginalised people. More details

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Centre for Social Protection newsletter 31

21 Apr 2015 Welcome to the thirty first issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition is the new IDS Bulletin 'Graduating from Social Protection?' More details

On 22 April 2015, IDS and the Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (DRC) signed an Memorandum of Understanding. IDS Director, Melissa Leach is on the left while is on the right. Image credit: H.Corbett - IDS

Agreement signed with Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China

21 Apr 2015 IDS signs agreement with DRC in Beijing, as it launches new Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development and China Sustainability Hub More details

Fighters from the Kenyan-backed Ras Kamboni militia

Inequality and marginalisation underpin rise of violent insurgency by groups such as Al-Shabaab

16 Apr 2015 In wake of attack at Garissa University, new research highlights how insurgent groups are exploiting deep, structural divisions in countries such as Kenya More details

IDS alumnus finalist in British Council Education Awards

08 Apr 2015 IDS Alumus, Amit Kumar Choubey (India) finalist in the social entrepreneurship section of the first British Council Education UK Alumni Awards 2015. More details

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