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The poor coming out of food price shock: study

Friday 21 Nov 2014
IDS Study 'Life in a Time of Food Volatility' and 'Food Riots and Food Rights' are discussed in article on

#Stepforward: Panellists debate concept of ‘human capital’ in development - News - VSO International

Friday 21 Nov 2014
IDS and Patta Scott-Villiers are mentioned in news story about #Stepforward debate on 'human capital' in development taking place in Brussels 2nd December

The poor coming out of food price shock: study

Thursday 20 Nov 2014
Life in a time project cited in Daily Star article

Delhi’s waste site story

Thursday 20 Nov 2014
STEPS Centre citied in article


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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.