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Climate change and sustainability key to future development agenda

27 Feb 2015
Sir Richard Jolly breaks down the elements of the UN's momentous shift in development (United Nations News Centre).

Engaging citizens: A game changer for development? - The New Nation

27 Feb 2015
MOOG (online course) by John Gaventa and others about engaging citizens is promoted in blog on

What green transformations will humanity need to undergo to live sustainably?

27 Feb 2015 republishes blog by Ian Scoones, Melissa Leach and Peter Newell

Africa: Rural Futures - Issues, Pathways, Provocations

27 Feb 2015 republishes IDS story on Rural Futures Colloquium

Pragmatism is required amid Greek deal stand-off -

24 Feb 2015
Collective letter in the Financial Times about Greece and the EU - signed by Stephany Griffith-Jones and Sir Richard Jolly

Never mind the X Factor this is the So What Factor

19 Feb 2015
"We shouldn’t let them kill the policy brief like they did the press release." James Georgalakis writes for the WonkComms blog.

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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.

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.