About IDS blogs

All blog posts either from individual researchers or from major research programmes. The IDS website imports these posts and are displayed under their relevant web page either by the author, research cluster, theme or programme. Below are the original source blogs written by IDS researchers and experts who can offer a personal analysis to development research and current affairs.

The views expressed in these blogs may not represent IDS.

IDS Individual Researchers' 

IDS Research Fellow, Keetie Roelen

Keetie Roelen is a research fellow in the Centre for Social Protection. She blogs about issues of child poverty and social protection.

IDS PhD Students

'The Side Room' is a blog written by PhD students currently studying and researching at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

Major Research Programme blogs

Future Health Systems Blog

Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor. The blog discusses emerging research findings from the consortium and considers key issues and events in health and development.

The STEPS Centre Blog

The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub combining development with science and technology studies. 

Community-Led Total Sanitation blog

The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) blog is managed by the CLTS Knowledge Hub at IDS. It features contributions and comments on emerging issues relating to the approach from practitioners and those working in the sanitation sector.

Zimbabweland - Zimbabwe's Land Reform blog

An occasional blog largely written by Ian Scoones who is a research fellow and co-author of the book Zimbabwe’s Land Reform: Myths and Realities. You can find out more about the research project at www.zimbabweland.net.

Archived IDS Research blogs