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Ebola - is culture the real killer?

30 Jan 2015
Briefing paper by Annie Wilkinson and Melissa Leach on Ebola is referenced in article on

Focus on Poverty: The wild cards offering climate hope - SciDev.Net

29 Jan 2015
Roger Williamson blog about climate change on

Gender abortion to be banned: why we oppose - Telegraph

29 Jan 2015
IDS Fellow Hayley Macgregor writes to Telegraph Letters about gender abortion Africa: How Property Tax Would Benefit Africa

29 Jan 2015
ICTD working paper referenced in article on about property tax in Africa

2014 Global Go To Think Tank Ranking

29 Jan 2015
IDS mentioned in article about Global Go To Think Tank Ranking on German website News02Elf.

UK initiative to enhance Africa’s research capacity

29 Jan 2015
Article about the AURA project on University World News

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UK tops rankings for tackling hunger and undernutrition

19 Nov 2014
Latest findings from Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Donor Index (HANCI) show that the UK has topped the rankings and is making a clear effort in the fight against hunger and undernutrition.

John Gaventa appointed as new Director of Research at the Institute of Development Studies

06 Oct 2014
Professor John Gaventa, former Chair of Oxfam GB and thought leader on power and participation, will be joining the new Senior Leadership Team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK as their Director of Research.

New global tax dataset offers unprecedented opportunity for international comparability in government revenue, especially in developing countries

08 Sep 2014
Weak internationally comparable data on government revenues has long held back advances in both research and government policy - especially in developing countries. Now, a new global dataset on government revenues, developed by the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) based at the Institute of Development Studies (UK), will allow for more reliable, and comparable cross-country tax research.

Failure of governments and development agencies to work more effectively with business could leave millions living in poverty

11 Mar 2014
Business leaders, international charities and development agencies will be urged tomorrow at the launch of a new Business and Development research centre to explore new ways to work together to fight global poverty.