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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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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. 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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