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Price volatility and financial markets - current debates and implications

23 Apr 2015
Naomi Hossain speaks at event organised by the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Ebola can be transmitted sexually for weeks after recovery

23 Apr 2015
Pauline Oosterhoff writes blog for The Guardian about the spread of Ebola through sexual contract

Chinese entrepreneur growing grip on Africa’s SMEs

23 Apr 2015
Dr Jing GU is quoted in article on China-Africa economic relations

Mike Faber Economist | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

17 Apr 2015
Obituary for Mike Faber, former IDS Director

Inequality and Marginalisation Underpin Rise of Violent Insurgency

17 Apr 2015
AllAfrica republishes IDS blog 'Inequality and Marginalisation Underpin Rise of Violent Insurgency By Groups Such As Al-Shabaab'

‘Results based financing for sanitation – do the costs outweigh the benefits?’

17 Apr 2015
Robert Chambers is on the panel of speakers for webinar on 'Results based financing for sanitation - do the costs outweigh the benefits?' taking place on Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 13:00

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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.