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Economists to Cameron: refugee crisis response ‘morally unacceptable’

03 Feb 2016
Richard Jolly signed letter urging the UK government to do more for refugees

Bonn Sustainability Portal

29 Jan 2016
IDS is mentioned in article about the yet to be published '2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index'

Stunting in slum children drops in three districts

29 Jan 2016
WFP study jointly conducted by IDS

Why tractors are political in Africa

29 Jan 2016
Ian Scoones blog

Open letter: a better approach to child work | openDemocracy

29 Jan 2016
Keetie Roelen signed an open letter to the UN about child labour, that lays out the case against a universal minimum age


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Press Releases

Concerns for Sex Workers as PrEP Risks Replacing Condoms in HIV Prevention

04 Feb 2016
Policy makers and HIV agencies urgently need to ensure that PrEP complements existing prevention programmes and does not undermine condom use to protect the health of sex workers.

New open access journal aspires to “transform development knowledge”

03 Feb 2016
The IDS Bulletin has just been re-launched as an open access journal, making it more widely available to non-academic audiences and accessible to researchers globally, including from countries such as India who cannot access journals through initiatives such as the Research4Life, which provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online

Citizens’ voices need to be heard on climate and cities

28 Jan 2016
Citizens’ voices need to be heard on climate and cities, say researchers at launch of South Asia Sustainability Hub

IDS Director urges vigilance after WHO Ebola announcement

18 Jan 2016
While the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) welcomes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has at last come to an end, the new case identified in Sierra Leone highlights the need to remain vigilant against future re-emergence and flare-ups of the disease.