Woman watering plants, front cover to Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy

Traditional view of evidence-based policy challenged by latest research

24 Aug 2015 A new catalogue of research makes the case that evidence must be coupled with reflection to improve development policy More details

Photo of founding IDS member D John Shaw who died August 5 2015

Honouring lifelong IDS member D. John Shaw

12 Aug 2015 IDS is sad to announce the death of D. John Shaw, an agricultural economist. A lifelong IDS member and visiting fellow in 1967-8. John died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday 5 August. More details

In front of the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) offices. Left to Right: Rosalie Lack (ADLSN), Africa J Bwamkuu (ADLSN), Nason Bimbe (IDS), and Henk Van Dam (ADLSN)

Sharing knowledge on land ownership in Rwanda

07 Aug 2015 IDS together with the African Digital Library Support Network has been awarded a contract by the Department for International Development Rwanda to develop a Knowledge and Information Management System for the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority Land Tenure Regularisation programme. More details

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Centre for Social Protection newsletter 32

06 Aug 2015 Welcome to the thirty second issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition has been written by Richard Morgan, Director, Child Poverty Global Initiative, Save the Children. More details

2013 Bangladesh protests. Credit: GMB Akash / Panos

Making All Voices Count Research and Learning Grants: Call for Proposals

04 Aug 2015 Making All Voices Count is inviting applications for research, evidence-building and learning grants, under two streams of funding: Practitioner Research and Learning Grants, and Research Grants. More details
‘Somali women and their children wait in a line outside the registration and food distribution point at the IFO camp, part of the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.’ Credit: Sanjit Das / Panos.

New IDS study shows impacts of gender equality programming

30 Jul 2015 New research led by IDS shows how gender equality programming impacts on humanitarian outcomes. More details

IDS PhD students graduate. Pictured Melissa Leach Andrea Cornwall and Professor Takyiwaa Manuh

IDS PhD students graduate at summer ceremony

14 Jul 2015 IDS would like to congratulate two students, Florence Dafe and Birgit Habermann who received their PhDs at the Summer Graduation ceremony held at the Brighton Dome. More details

Taxing Matatu Nairobi's mass transport system

Trust key to building tax capacity for future development financing

08 Jul 2015 New analysis highlights trust as key factor in donors building tax capacity in developing countries More details

BRICS Summit, Brazil Russia India China and South Africa (BRICS) flags

Will BRICS Summit confirm rising powers as major players in development?

08 Jul 2015 This year’s BRICS Summit is hosted by Russia, and will be the culmination of a series of high-level meetings. To gain an understanding of the BRICS and other rising powers increasing engagement in international development, look no further than the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development, based at IDS, and its associated Eldis Resource Guide on Rising Powers and International Development. More details

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