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A Nigerian in Brighton: my postgrad experience at Sussex University

06 Jul 2015
IDS Alumnus Patience Modupe Bamidele is interviewed by The Guardian about her time at IDS.

Low-carbon hubs could help solve Africa’s energy gap

06 Jul 2015
SciDev.Net report the launch of the ESRC STEPS Centre Africa Sustainability hub next month

Helping climate innovation to flourish

06 Jul 2015
David Ockwell and Rob Byrne from the ESRC STEPS Centre blog for Our Common Future on how climate innovation systems can help us reframe international technology policy

Ghana Minister commits to expand LEAP benefits after research

03 Jul 2015
Centre for Social Protection mentioned in news article

Gender Ministry allocates GH 9m to June 3 flood and fire victims

03 Jul 2015
Following research by Challenging Heights that was carried out with the support of Family for Every Child and the IDS' Centre for Social Protection, The Ministry of Children, Gender and Social Protection in Ghana has released GH? 3.9 million from its emergency programme to assist victims of the June 3 flood and fire disasters.

Brazilian women harvested the sea but industry threatens their way of life

03 Jul 2015
IDS Alumnus Zoe Sullivan is interviewed on PRI Radio about her research on the lives of fisherwomen in Brazil.

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Rising powers key to future of global sustainable development

22 Apr 2015
As intergovernmental negotiations around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discussions on future financing for development continue this week in New York, leading development experts from Brazil, China, India, and the UK are coming together in Beijing to discuss the role of the rising powers in defining and implementing a new era of global sustainable development.

New research reveals the unique contribution of volunteers in ending global poverty

17 Mar 2015
New research on the valuable, yet often understated, contribution of volunteers in the fight against poverty is being released today by VSO and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

New initiative calls for radical rethink of international development

25 Feb 2015
The global response to the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa has highlighted the failings of governments, international organisations and other development bodies, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to build strong, resilient societies, according to an IDS initiative launched today.