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IDS welcomes UK government commitment to tackle modern slavery and child labour

24 Sep 2018 Response to range of new initiatives announced by UK government that will improve understanding of the factors that drive modern slavery and the worst forms of child labour More details

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IDS welcomes new intake of development studies students 2018-19

20 Sep 2018 This September, IDS welcomes students from over forty countries to study one of our eight master's degrees in international development. More details

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Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation published

18 Sep 2018 An independent, mixed method impact evaluation of a Millennium Villages Project (MVP) covering 35 villages in Northern Ghana has published its findings. More details


CHRIPS presents new Countering Violent Extremism Hub at launch in Nairobi

New online hub focuses on countering violent extremism in Kenya

05 Sep 2018 Launched on 5 September 2018 in Nairobi, a new online hub focusing on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya hopes to connect researchers, practitioners and policymakers. More details
ETHIOPIA Bako (Baco) An Indian worker and his Ethiopian colleague stand in front of a tractor on a farm owned by Indian agribusiness company, Kanturi Global Limited. All the farm's heavy plant has been imported from America. The company owns farms in Kenya and Ethiopia where they produce crops, especially flowers, for export. The acquisition of large tracts of land in Ethiopia is a prelude to a move into more general agricultural production. The heavy plant has all been imported from the

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Policy lessons for youth employment and private sector growth in Africa

21 Aug 2018 Ahead of a new IDS Bulletin entitled ‘Youth Employment and Private Sector Growth in Africa’ out in November 2018 and edited by Dominic Glover, Seife Ayele, Marjoke Oosterom, IDS has published three Policy Briefings which contain important lessons for policymakers concerned with youth employment, post-conflict settings, business and agriculture. More details

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