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How have the ‘new farmers’ fared? | The Zimbabwean

Tuesday 15 Apr 2014
Ian Scoones blog is republished by Zimbabweland

Global partnership gathers in Mexico amid faltering progress and scepticism

Tuesday 15 Apr 2014
Alex Shankland is quoted on the possibilities for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

Ghana’s Second Revolution-Part 2 | Feature Article 2014-04-12

Monday 14 Apr 2014
Ian Scoones cited in ghanaweb article

Africa: Focus On Poverty - Cash for Sound Climate Plans

Monday 14 Apr 2014
Roger Williamson's blog republished by

Political Violence, Drought and Child Malnutrition: Empirical Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India - India | ReliefWeb

Monday 14 Apr 2014
Link to report by HiCN Working Paper published on reliefweb

Mantega completa oito anos ininterruptos no Ministerio da Fazenda | Midiamax - O Jornal Eletronico do Mato Grosso do Sul

Friday 11 Apr 2014
MediaMax News profile the Brazilian finance minister, who studied at IDS in 1977

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Failure of governments and development agencies to work more effectively with business could leave millions living in poverty

11 Mar 2014
Business leaders, international charities and development agencies will be urged tomorrow at the launch of a new Business and Development research centre to explore new ways to work together to fight global poverty.

African leaders must seize the initiative on global tax reforms

29 Jan 2014
As leaders gather together at the African Union summit, new analysis from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) recommends that they must seize the initiative on tax reform and not wait for richer countries to implement proposed changes from last year's G8 and G20 summits.

Professor Melissa Leach to assume leadership of the Institute of Development Studies, UK

05 Dec 2013
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has announced today that its Board of Trustees have appointed Professor Melissa Leach as the next Director of the Institute replacing Lawrence Haddad.

New report positions unpaid care work as a major human rights issue

01 Oct 2013
On Monday 7 October, ActionAid International, Institute of Development Studies, and Oxfam will host the UK launch of the UN Special Rapporteur’s report on unpaid care and women’s human rights.