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Pragmatism is required amid Greek deal stand-off -

24 Feb 2015
Collective letter in the Financial Times about Greece and the EU - signed by Stephany Griffith-Jones and Sir Richard Jolly

Never mind the X Factor this is the So What Factor

19 Feb 2015
"We shouldn’t let them kill the policy brief like they did the press release." James Georgalakis writes for the WonkComms blog.

Researchers told to get research findings to end users

19 Feb 2015
Blog about the ResUp MeetUp Symposium and Training Exchange on

What is the millennium development goal on poverty and hunger all about?

19 Feb 2015
Lawrence Haddad is quoted in Guardian article about MDG1

Focus on Poverty: Taking aid to the next level - SciDev.Net

19 Feb 2015
Roger Williamson blogs on

Making sense of climate finance - and why is it important?

18 Feb 2015
Climate change has had, and will continue to have devastating impacts for many people around the world – but is enough being invested where it’s really needed? A new Eldis Key Issues Guide provides important and overarching insights into climate finance.

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Press Releases

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.