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Largest ever study reveals globally protected areas benefit broad range of species

29 Jul 2016
IDS and University of Sussex Sustainable Research Programme

George McRobie obituary | Environment | The Guardian

29 Jul 2016
Founder of Practical Action and IDS Associate Fellow George McRobie died aged 90.

Causes of Conflict in Afghanistan and the Role of Development

29 Jul 2016
Article by IDS alum, Nasrat Esmaty

Genetically modified foods could solve India's food crisis

29 Jul 2016
Dominic Glover quoted in article

`No child labour in Tamil Nadu`: That`s not true Mr. MP

22 Jul 2016
Article by Devanik Saha, who will be starting his MA Gender at IDS in September

Heroin, Poverty, and Politics in Rural America

22 Jul 2016
John Gaventa's book 'On Power and Powerlessness' is cited in article

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Press Releases

Institute of Development Studies awarded highest rating for funding transparency

28 Jun 2016
Transparify awards Institute highest possible rating for transparency around sources of funding.

IDS-led team wins first prize for social science response to Ebola

22 Jun 2016
The Ebola Response Anthropology Platform and the related Ebola: lessons for development initiatives led by Professor Melissa Leach at the Institute of Development Studies have won the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council Outstanding International Impact Prize for their rapid and effective response during the epidemic.

Leading experts recast lens on how states, markets and society will shape new development era

15 Jun 2016
On 5-6 July some of the world’s leading experts will join together at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to take part in an international conference on ‘States, markets and society in a reconfigured world: Defining a new era for development’.

New research will inform the future of financial inclusion in Africa

25 May 2016
The Institute for Development Studies is part of a consortium that has won a £2.017 million grant for much needed research on inclusive finance and the contribution it can make to sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. The project is funded under the DFID-ESRC Growth Research programme (DEGRP) and the lead IDS researchers are Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones and Dr Stephen Spratt.