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IDS Research Highlights Why Looking to the Future Is Critical for Development

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014
IDS news story about foresight republished by

Focus On Poverty - Education Isn't a Magic Bullet

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014
Roger Williamson blog republished by

Advocate: Holistic approach needed for today's development challenges | SmartBrief

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014
Guardian article featuring Melissa Leach cited by SmartBrief

Six lessons for digital public services from across the world | Public Leaders Network |

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014
Duncan Edwards and Making All Voices Count cited in Guardian article

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New global tax dataset offers unprecedented opportunity for international comparability in government revenue, especially in developing countries

08 Sep 2014
Weak internationally comparable data on government revenues has long held back advances in both research and government policy - especially in developing countries. Now, a new global dataset on government revenues, developed by the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) based at the Institute of Development Studies (UK), will allow for more reliable, and comparable cross-country tax research.

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.