Fighters from the Kenyan-backed Ras Kamboni militia

Inequality and marginalisation underpin rise of violent insurgency by groups such as Al-Shabaab

16 Apr 2015 In wake of attack at Garissa University, new research highlights how insurgent groups are exploiting deep, structural divisions in countries such as Kenya More details

IDS alumnus finalist in British Council Education Awards

08 Apr 2015 IDS Alumus, Amit Kumar Choubey (India) finalist in the social entrepreneurship section of the first British Council Education UK Alumni Awards 2015. More details
Boys hold a sign saying 'teach your sons respect for women'. Photo credit: Tash McCarroll. UN Women Asia and the Pacific

Commission on the Status of Women steps up work to engage men and boys

30 Mar 2015 Gender justice is not just a fight for women, by women: a clear message from the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women which took place 9-20 March 2015 in New York. More details

Maasai women from Kenya following a course on solar energy at the Barefoot College

Evidence and Policy Directorate Announced

27 Mar 2015 Major new four year initiative announced that will seek to maximise the impact of research funded by the ESRC DFID Strategic Partnership More details

China Delegation UN negotations

Rising powers are committed to making Sustainable Development Goals a reality

26 Mar 2015 New research suggests criticism of rising powers’ lack of leadership around agreeing and implementing new development goals is unfair. More details

Image: 'Somalia, Mogadishu. Two students from Mogadishu University use a laptop as they study at home.' (Sven Torfinn / Panos)

Improving access to development research from IDS and beyond

23 Mar 2015 IDS is celebrating the milestone achievement of one million downloads from its new open access digital library of development research – IDS OpenDocs. More details

Institute of Development Studies news and analysis

Open call for Board Members for the European Journal of Development Research

16 Mar 2015 The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is issuing an open call for new editorial board members who will support the journal’s ambitions to grow and develop. More details

Remains of a bathroom, Japan, Usuiso, Credit: Espen Rasmussen/Panos

Why culture needs to shape responses to disasters and crises?

14 Mar 2015 As world leaders come together in Sendai, Japan for the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction conference, IDS research argues that culture must be at the heart of a new approach to disaster risk reduction. More details

Former IDS Director Professor Mike Faber dies aged 85

06 Mar 2015 IDS is sad to announce the death of Professor Michael Faber, IDS Director from 1982-1986 More details

Uganda, Amuru. Third day of 16 days of activism against gender violence - women demonstrate to demand an end to violence against women. Image credit: Panos

Making it happen on International Women's Day 2015

06 Mar 2015 The theme for International Women’s Day 2015 is ‘making it happen’. Here are just a few ways in which current IDS work is contributing to policy and practice to improve the lives of women and girls. More details

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