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Pakistan 2005 earthquake - what have we learnt?

08 Oct 2015 Today is exactly ten years since an earthquake measuring 7.6 in the Richter scale struck parts of northern Pakistan and both Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. In this blog series, Miguel Loureiro shares a number of insights he's gained from work: More details

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IDS launches new strategy for new era of development

01 Oct 2015 New five year IDS strategy articulates engaged excellence approach to meet pressing global challenges. More details
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Commitment in SDGs and amongst national politicians to tackle malnutrition underwhelming

30 Sep 2015 The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) launched today, shows government commitment to addressing hunger is rarely the same as their commitment to addressing malnutrition. If the global community is going to achieve the SDGs it needs to take action that goes well beyond tackling hunger and pursue efforts targeting malnutrition. More details

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Ambitious new global goals welcome but implementation must remain inclusive

25 Sep 2015 The global agreement on Sustainable Development Goals is a considerable achievement, but the politics and process of implementation must remain inclusive. More details

Malnutrition comes in many forms - Global Nutrition Report

Global Nutrition Report calls for nutrition to be at the heart of the SDGs

22 Sep 2015 The 2015 Global Nutrition Report, a comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress on all forms of nutrition, was launched September 22 in New York, calls for nutrition to be at heart of SDGs. More details

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IDS welcomes new student intake of Development Studies at Sussex

15 Sep 2015 This September, hundreds of students will be preparing to start their postgraduate study in Development Studies at Sussex. At IDS ourselves, we are preparing to welcome a new intake of students from over forty countries to study one of our seven Masters (MA) courses. More details

Three women at the opening session of the ninth cycle of the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body devoted to rights issues meeting at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva. One is looking at a computer, the second is looking at a smartphoen while the third is reading a paper document.

Transformative, feminist change beyond Beijing

14 Sep 2015 Drawing from a new IDS Bulletin ‘Beijing+20: Where now for Gender Equality?’, IDS researchers reflect on changes and continuities in the world since the historic Beijing conference. More details

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IDS Director calls for an integrated approach to the SDGs

09 Sep 2015 Professor Melissa Leach presents evidence at the International Development Committee calling for the UK to take an integrated approach to the SDGs. More details


Valuing Volunteering for Development

04 Sep 2015 In an era of austerity, when donors are making choices about what to fund, it is critical that volunteering agencies are able to articulate the value and unique contribution of volunteering to sustainable development. The new IDS Bulletin, ‘What is the Unique Contribution of Volunteering to International Development?’ brings together two years of intensive action research to highlight the value of volunteering for development. More details

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