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Slum informal workers deprived of drinking water, sanitary latrine

26 Mar 2015
The findings of the research titled ‘Informal Work and Wellbeing in Urban Areas’ were disseminated on Sunday at a city hotel. The study was conducted by IDS, UK in collaboration with BRAC Institute of Governance & Development (BIGD) and ActionAid Bangladesh.

Rising powers are committed to making Sustainable Development Goals a reality

26 Mar 2015
Hannah Corbet blog about rising powers commitment to SDGs is re-published on

Ebola: the 21st century plague?

26 Mar 2015
Melissa Leach is mentioned in article on about Ebola

Book review: The Politics of Green Transformations

26 Mar 2015
Positive review of Melissa Leach, Ian Scoons and Peter Newell book 'The Politics of Green Transformations' on

Improving Access to Development Research From IDS and Beyond

26 Mar 2015
Carol Smithyes blog about IDS' milestone achievement of one million downloads from open access digital library of development research re-posted on AllAfrica

Michael Faber obituary

26 Mar 2015
Former IDS Director, Michael Faber obituary published in The Guardian

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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.

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.