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The African Country More Urban Than Germany, but Abysmally Poor

12 Feb 2018
Gordon McGranahan, a Research Fellow at IDS quoted as saying "a dependence on agriculture keeps much of the population dispersed across the arable landscape," in this news story.

Greetings From Cape Town, City of Drought and Division

08 Feb 2018
Blog by Stephen Devereux re-published on

Education sector awaits outcome of GPE funding conference

06 Feb 2018
Written by IDS alum, Sophie Edwards, who is now a journalist at Devex

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Interdisciplinary and community-engaged research essential to solve complex global challenges

15 Feb 2018
Leading UK anthropologist and social/interdisciplinary scientist Professor Melissa Leach will present at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 15 – 19, 2018.

Women set to lose out most from automation of jobs, with poorest bearing the brunt

20 Sep 2017
The Institute of Development Studies is calling on world leaders to urgently address how decent work for all – an agreed UN Global Goal – will be achieved by 2030, amid the threat that digital technologies will cause mass future job losses around the world.