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Rural Futures? Issues, Pathways, Provocations

23 Feb 2015 With the rise of urban environments and communities changing the global landscape, the focus on the rural dimensions of development is more important than ever. Rural societies, economies and places continue to face challenges and opportunities that need an explicit research focus. More details

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News at IDS - February 2015

12 Feb 2015 The latest news, research, events and publications from IDS. More details

Joan Walley MP, Peter Hutchinson (Exec Director, Green Africa Power), Robin Walker MP and Dr Ashish Chaturvedi (Fellow, IDS) speaking at the Making Green Transformations a Reality in 2015 event jointly hosted by All Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty, All Party Parliamentary Group for Debt, Aid and Trade and the Institute of Development Studies on 4th February 2015. Credit: H. Corbett - IDS.

Making green transformations a reality in 2015

11 Feb 2015 Business and research experts joined parliamentarians to discuss how progress on achieving sustainable economies and societies could be made in 2015 More details

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Towards gender-just food and nutrition security

09 Feb 2015 New BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack suggests that in order to truly achieve food security for all in gender equitable ways, responses need to be rights-based, gender-just and environmentally sustainable. More details

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Time to redirect the focus of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

05 Feb 2015 Current framing of the Water-Energy-Food nexus needs to refocus onto the big issues of inequality and local access rights to resources according to a Special Issue of Water Alternatives, published this week. More details

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What do we know about the role of men and boys in supporting gender equality?

05 Feb 2015 New resource from the IDS-led EMERGE project gathers evidence and lessons to provide a stronger basis for improving policy, learning and practice. More details

IDS alumnus shortlisted for British Council Education Awards

02 Feb 2015 We are delighted to announce that our IDS Alumus, Amit Kumar Choubey (India) has been short-listed as one of the finalists in the social entrepreneurship section in the first British Council Education UK Alumni Awards 2015. More details

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UK parliamentarians call for more global approach to international development

02 Feb 2015 IDS researchers welcome UK parliament select committee's call for more global approach to international development in future More details

IDS welcomes new graduates to the alumni network

29 Jan 2015 IDS would like to congratulate all the students who recently graduated and welcome them to the IDS alumni network. IDS Director Melissa Leach presented the awards at a graduation ceremony held at Brighton Dome. More details

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Growth is dead, long live growth! Why we need to pay urgent attention to the quality of economic growth

22 Jan 2015 As world leaders gather in Davos this week for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, a new book calls for renewed focus on the quality of economic growth, arguing that it’s now an urgent matter of public policy. More details

We need to focus on “fragile cities”, urges IDS Alumnus

16 Jan 2015 Rapid urbanisation and the growth of megacities, like Nairobi and Mumbai could become the loci of tomorrow’s wars and humanitarian crises, according to IDS Alumnus, Robert Muggah. More details

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News at IDS, January 2015

13 Jan 2015 The latest news, event and research from IDS. More details

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Centre for Social Protection newsletter 30

13 Jan 2015 Welcome to the 30th issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition is a recent CSP research project 'Where next for social protection?' More details

This is the cover to IDS Bulletin 46.1, 'Towards Systemic Approaches to Evaluation and Impact'.

What can evaluators learn from complexity science and systems thinking?

12 Jan 2015 Marking the start to International Year of Evaluation, new analysis from IDS highlights how complexity science and systems thinking can inform approaches to impact evaluation. More details

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Can human security concept help accelerate development progress in 2015 and beyond?

09 Jan 2015 In the European Year for Development, what can be learnt from Latvia and how it has used the concept of human security to underpin its national development plan? More details

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