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Press Releases

IDS response to Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018

19 Jun 2018
Response from Professor Melissa Leach to the Development Initiatives Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018 showing a stagnation in humanitarian spending and a reliance on few government donors.

IDS response to Labour policy paper ‘A World for the Many, Not the Few’,

26 Mar 2018
Statement from IDS Director, Melissa Leach, in response to the new UK Labour Party policy paper.

Research sheds light on question of child marriage always being wrong

19 Mar 2018
Legislating 18 as a minimum age for marriage ignores the reality of why many young girls marry. Ahead of the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women (CSW62) meeting in New York, research from a leading UK university indicates that marriage practices, conditions of poverty and limited prospects need to be addressed by NGOs, governments and international agencies if women’s futures are to improve.