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Myths, truths about Mugabe's Zimbabwe

20 May 2015
Book published by Ian Scoones et al, 'Zimbabwe's Land Reform: Myths and Realities', is referenced in article on

Nine ways to tackle obesity and undernutrition

20 May 2015
Komal Bhatia features in the round up of 'best bits' from The Guardian's live Q&A on tackling undernutrition and obsesity

Live Q&A: Can we tackle undernutrition and obesity at the same time?

20 May 2015
Komal Bhatia, data analyst for the Global Nutrition Report took part in a live Q&A hosted by The Guardian, on tackling undernutrition and obsesity

India eases stance on GM crop trials: Nature News & Comment

20 May 2015
IDS researcher Dominic Glover quoted in Nature, on India's ease on it's stance on GM crop trials

Climate: In a roundabout way to the goal

19 May 2015
Hubert Schmitz is referred to in article about governments reaching a climate treaty, following a workshop "Bonn Conference for Global Transformation" held last week last week in Germany

Without ensuring universal access to water, there can be no food security

19 May 2015 republishes Lyla Mehta's blog on water, food security and nutrition

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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.