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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

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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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Rural Futures? Issues, Pathways, Provocations

23 Feb 2015 With the rise of urban environments and communities changing the global landscape, the focus on the rural dimensions of development is more important than ever. Rural societies, economies and places continue to face challenges and opportunities that need an explicit research focus. More details

Institute of Development Studies news and analysis

News at IDS - February 2015

12 Feb 2015 The latest news, research, events and publications from IDS. More details

Joan Walley MP, Peter Hutchinson (Exec Director, Green Africa Power), Robin Walker MP and Dr Ashish Chaturvedi (Fellow, IDS) speaking at the Making Green Transformations a Reality in 2015 event jointly hosted by All Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty, All Party Parliamentary Group for Debt, Aid and Trade and the Institute of Development Studies on 4th February 2015. Credit: H. Corbett - IDS.

Making green transformations a reality in 2015

11 Feb 2015 Business and research experts joined parliamentarians to discuss how progress on achieving sustainable economies and societies could be made in 2015 More details

Agricultural biodiversity in a Peruvian market.
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Towards gender-just food and nutrition security

09 Feb 2015 New BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack suggests that in order to truly achieve food security for all in gender equitable ways, responses need to be rights-based, gender-just and environmentally sustainable. More details

MALI Nafadji: Copyright Dieter Telemans/Panos

Time to redirect the focus of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

05 Feb 2015 Current framing of the Water-Energy-Food nexus needs to refocus onto the big issues of inequality and local access rights to resources according to a Special Issue of Water Alternatives, published this week. More details

Launching the Mobilising Men campaign, Juja, Kenya Credit: © MEGEN 2010

What do we know about the role of men and boys in supporting gender equality?

05 Feb 2015 New resource from the IDS-led EMERGE project gathers evidence and lessons to provide a stronger basis for improving policy, learning and practice. More details

IDS alumnus is finalist in British Council Education Awards

02 Feb 2015 We are delighted to announce that our IDS Alumus, Amit Kumar Choubey (India) has been short-listed as one of the finalists in the social entrepreneurship section in the first British Council Education UK Alumni Awards 2015. More details

Photograph of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the River Thames. Image credit: Fred Hoogervorst / Panos

UK parliamentarians call for more global approach to international development

02 Feb 2015 IDS researchers welcome UK parliament select committee's call for more global approach to international development in future More details

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