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G7 are key to realising the Sustainable Development Goals

25 May 2016 As the G7 summit gets underway IDS Director, Professor Melissa Leach and researchers Deepta Chopra and Annie Wilkinson explain the development priorities the G7 should focus on. More details

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IDS announces Inaugural Annual Lecture with James Ferguson

23 May 2016 The IDS Annual Lecture is being launched this July, with guest speaker James Ferguson. More details

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The European Union and International Development

20 May 2016 IDS’ latest Rapid Response Briefing looks at the role of the EU in international development. More details

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Transforming Care

20 May 2016 IDS, IDRC and Oxfam invite you to be part of process to galvanise discussion around transforming the dynamics in the care economy. More details

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Rich history of thought and debate on development – all open access

19 May 2016 As part of IDS’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, we re-launched our flagship publication, the IDS Bulletin as an open access journal. Not only are all issues published from 2016 now freely accessible online, but we have also digitised the entire back catalogue. Find out more... More details

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IDS Ebola Initiatives shortlisted for ESRC Impact Prize

12 May 2016 The Ebola Response Anthropology Platform and the related Ebola: lessons for development initiatives have been shortlisted for the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council Outstanding International Impact Prize. The team comprised leading anthropologists from IDS and its partners, led by IDS director Melissa Leach, that have been funded for over three decades by the ESRC. More details

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Anti-government protestors, gathered on Copacabana Beach to watch events on a live television broadcast, cheer as it becomes clear that deputies of the Lower House of Congress have voted to start the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Now the Senate will vote, in early May, and if they agree with the Lower House then President Rousseff will be suspended for six months pending an impeachment trial, and her rival, vice-president Michel Temer, will take office.
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Perceptions of inequality drive protestors’ motives, says IDS study

10 May 2016 New IDS research reveals that the real motivations behind Latin America’s protests relate not to absolute levels of inequality but to individual’s perceptions of inequality and their beliefs around how income should be distributed. More details

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to host 2018 Health Systems Global Symposium

LSTM led team wins bid to host 2018 Health Systems Global Symposium

06 May 2016 Health Systems Global has chosen Liverpool as the host city for its fifth global symposium on health systems research in 2018. The winning bid was put forward by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, in close cooperation with a consortium of UK institutions including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and IDS, and many others. More details

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Looking back to look forward on 50 years of development studies

05 May 2016 At 50 years old, the Institute of Development Studies is ‘looking back, in order to look forward’. The latest IDS Bulletin, entitled ‘Development Studies – Past, Present and Future’ aims to trace the history of development studies by bringing together two generations of scholars – research fellows and students – to provide insight to our rich past and promising future. More details

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Alumni-led Sustainable Development Goals Events Mark IDS’ 50th Anniversary

05 May 2016 IDS Alumni Ambassadors from across the global south have been holding events around the Sustainable Development Goals to mark IDS' 50th year. More details

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One Health stories: telling tales from four years of research

28 Apr 2016 A multimedia album detailing how an ambitious One Health project is making a difference to people’s lives has been launched. It come at the end of four years of multidisciplinary research into animal-to-human disease transmission undertaken by IDS and 20 partner institutions. More details

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Drawing lessons for development and security from the ‘Mano River War’

21 Apr 2016 A new IDS report highlights the value of viewing the ‘Mano River War’ as a regional conflict system and stresses the importance for development and security agencies to focus on regional policy solutions. More details

Engaging, Learning and Transforming since 1966 – IDS turns 50

20 Apr 2016 To celebrate anniversary IDS launches new timeline that charts course of Institute over 50 year history in parallel with key world events. More details

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Sussex no.1 in Europe for Development Studies

12 Apr 2016 QS University Rankings 2016 have ranked the University of Sussex as the top university in Europe for development studies. The development teaching and research at Sussex achieved the highest possible score for academic reputation (100.00). More details

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New interactive resource to bridge gap between faith, gender and sexuality

11 Apr 2016 A new Faith, Gender & Sexuality Toolkit launched today seeks to build knowledge and provide crucial support for faith communities and leaders working to promote social justice in relation to gender and sexuality. More details

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Sharing lessons from the ESRC-DFID Impact conference

08 Apr 2016 Last month, almost two hundred social scientists, donors and NGOs met in South Africa to explore how evidence and research has shaped the last ten years of addressing poverty at the The ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact’ conference. More details

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Celebrating Health Systems Heroes

04 Apr 2016 Future Health Systems is excited to announce its Health Systems Heroes initiative, which highlights the work of individuals who have led or contributed positive change within a health system. More details

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