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Soil Erosion in Africa

24 Jul 2015
Ian Scoones' research is cited in article.

What’s next for nuclear power in the developing world?

24 Jul 2015
In article about the use of nuclear power in developing countries, Ana Pueyo's comment to World Finance about how hydro-electric power provides Brazil with 75 percent of its power, is used to demonstrate alternative power source options.

The welfare reform and work bill will make poor children poorer

23 Jul 2015
IDS' Keetie Roelen's article 'How to best measure child poverty?' is mentioned in Guardian Letters in response to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.

Innovation to end global poverty: VSO pioneers new technology

23 Jul 2015
Article cites VSO and the Institute of Development Studies 'Valuing Volunteering' research as one of VSO's key achievements.

Women take the drill and hammer

23 Jul 2015
Article about inspiring project to empower women, which was initiated by IDS Alumnus, Elena Olascoaga.

There's a new mood of determination in Africa's universities

23 Jul 2015
Roger Williamson's blog is re-published on

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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.