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
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