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New international Editorial Advisory Board for flagship IDS open access journal

01 Dec 2015 New editorial advisory board for the IDS Bulletin, our flagship publication which will be re-launched in 2016 as an online open access journal, comprised of leading social scientists and policy-influencers in development studies. More details
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Tackling violent insurgency

30 Nov 2015 As violent insurgency continues to grip the margins of Kenya, Nigeria and Mali understanding local contexts is crucial More details

Women working at the Ecopost factory in Nairobi, Kenya. EcoPost Ltd is a for-profit social enterprise which manufactures aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly fencing posts from plastic waste, generating employment for individuals, mostly youth and women, at the initial stages of the value chain. Credit: S. Torfinn – Panos

Will COP21 accelerate sustainability for all?

27 Nov 2015 From 30 November to 11 December, global leaders and influencers will be gathering in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Conference on climate change (COP21). Research from IDS, the STEPS Centre and SPRU, at the University of Sussex, highlights how we must restructure our economies and societies to address the increasing global demand for resources in a fair and just way to meet the urgent challenges of rapid climate change. More details

SRAEL (PALESTINE) Gaza Strip. Palestinian women waiting to visit relatives inside Ansar Two prison.

New IDS research reveals impact of militarism on violence against women in Gaza

26 Nov 2015 As political unrest continues in Gaza, IDS research highlights the link between military violence, the worsening economic situation and rising violence against women. More details

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High school girls are stage a rally to protest domestic violence.
Petrut Calinescu / Panos

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, 2015

25 Nov 2015 In support of the 16 Days campaign we're featuring a range of resources that provide fresh insights into gender-based violence and how militarism affects education. More details

Palestinian Territories Khan Younis Refugee camp, Gaza. The Gaza Parkour And Free Running team practice in a cemetery on the outskirts of their refugee camp in Khan Younis, Gaza. The walls show damage from past Israeli incursions. Credit: 
Tanya Habjouqa / Panos.

What role for development in reducing armed violence?

25 Nov 2015 Major IDS policy analysis highlights the need for greater knowledge of how the nature of violence is changing and why and how conflict comes about. More details

Love Matters Awards 2015

Songs about Love and Sex: They Are Singing For Your Vote!

23 Nov 2015 These are the first music awards in Kenya dedicated to providing young people the chance to produce songs on themes related to pleasure and sexuality. Vote for your favourite now! More details

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Centre for Social Protection newsletter 33

19 Nov 2015 Welcome to the thirty third issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter. The 'talking point' in this edition discusses evaluating social protection impacts. More details

IDS students who are currently studying their Masters in development studies

Top ranking master’s courses open for applications

12 Nov 2015 Applications invited for students looking to build their careers in international development and their knowledge and understanding of complex global challenges at leading research institute. More details

Love Matters Awards 2015

Love Matters Music Award 2015

10 Nov 2015 In November 2015 IDS, together with Love Matters, is launching the first Love Matters Music Award - providing young people in Kenya the chance to produce songs on themes related to pleasure, and sexuality. More details

Hye-Kyung Chung (Head of Development Knowledge Bank, Development Research and Learning Network, KDI School of Public Policy and Management), James Georgalakis (Director of Impact, IDS), Kelly Shephard (Head of Open Knowledge and Digital Services, IDS) and Tae Hee Choi (Associate Dean, Development Research and Learning Network, KDI School of Public Policy and Management). 
Photo credit: Simon Colmer/IDS

Agreement signed with KDI School of Public Policy and Management

05 Nov 2015 New IDS-KDI agreement signals commitment to work in partnership to promote open access to research knowledge. More details

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