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Mariana Mazuccato, Sunitia Narain and Frances Stewart open the conference

Exploring the state, market and society triad for a new development era

20 Jul 2016 The IDS 50th anniversary conference ‘States, Markets and Society’ brought together over 200 academics, donors, policymakers, NGOs, civil society activists and alumni from across the world to IDS in Brighton. More details

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Centre for Social Protection newsletter 35

11 Jul 2016 Welcome to the thirty fifth Centre for Social Protection newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition is responsible graduation. More details

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Ethiopia, Kombolcha, Amhara Region. A group of women spread coffee beans out to dry at a cooperative that supports women with financial loans.

IDS partnership boosts gender mainstreaming ‘from the field’

04 Jul 2016 As part of a two-phase initiative that began in 2013, IDS helped WFP to develop and implement ‘Innovations from the field’ – a participatory action learning programme to capture, share and embed successful innovations for gender mainstreaming across the organisation. More details

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Looking back to look forward - defining a new era of development

04 Jul 2016 IDS reflects on the past 50 years of development and looks forward to the next 50 years. More details
Melissa Leach receives ESRC prize for outstanding international impact

IDS-led team wins first prize for social science response to Ebola

23 Jun 2016 The Ebola Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP) and the related Ebola: lessons for development initiatives led by Professor Melissa Leach at theInstitute of Development Studies (IDS) have won the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Outstanding International Impact Prize for their rapid and effective response during the epidemic. More details

High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) on 21 April 2016 in New York

Meeting to harness innovation as the Global Goals move into action

10 Jun 2016 A high-level event on 13 June organised by the Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group, International Institute for Environment and Development and the ESRC STEPS Centre will explore how the LDCs can seize opportunities presented by the Sustainable Development Goals to forge alternative development pathways. More details

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IDS welcomes UK parliamentarians call for greater coherence across UK government on SDG agenda

08 Jun 2016 IDS research strongly supports integrated approach to SDG agenda which influential committee of UK parliamentarians have called for in most recently published report. More details

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Syria and the Middle East hold urgent painful lessons for development

08 Jun 2016 Syria and the Middle East hold urgent painful lessons for development New research highlights why aid to Syrians in the Middle East is not working. The article forms part of a collection which both challenges existing approaches and understandings of the links between conflict and development, and highlights the important and urgent lessons the Middle East hold for development. More details

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New report calls for an ecological shift in agricultural practices

02 Jun 2016 In the first report by International Sustainable Food Systems Panel (IPES-Food), they are calling for intensive and industrial agricultural practices to be left behind to make food systems more ethical and address some of biggest challenges faced by the global community. More details

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