‘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

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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

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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
Ruchanyu wives pose in garden by Ian Scoones and Research Team

Ian Scoones is a winner of an ESRC Outstanding International Impact Award

25 Jun 2015 Professor Ian Scoones, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre, is a winner of the Outstanding International Impact Award at the ESRC’s 50th anniversary Celebrating Impact Award ceremony, for his long-standing study of rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe. More details

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In Remembrance of Paula Kantor

18 Jun 2015 Read contributions from the IDS Alumni community in remembrance of Paula Kantor who died in tragic circumstances in Afghanistan a few weeks ago. More details

David Cameron, Prime Minister of Great Britain, at a press call at the Chancellor's Office in Berlin. Credit - Stefan Boness / Panos

IDS Director responds to David Cameron's call to the G7 to 'wake up' on Ebola

08 Jun 2015 As David Cameron calls for leaders at the G7 Summit, to ‘wake-up to the threat from disease outbreak' following the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, IDS director, Melissa Leach, welcomes this statement. However, she urges the UK Government to learn key lessons from the crisis and not to overlook the vital role of communities in responding to such outbreaks. More details


Public engagement in health systems – what can the UK and Brazil learn from each other?

05 Jun 2015 IDS and Global Studies at University of Sussex held a seminar with representatives of the NHS Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and researchers from IDS and the Federal University of São Paulo to look at challenges, lessons and emerging approaches to patient and public health engagement from Brighton and Brazil. More details

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