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IDS alumnus Mamunur Rahman shortlisted for British Council award

17 Apr 2018 IDS and Sussex alumnus Mamunur Rahman has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Council Alumni Award in the South Asia regional Social Impact Category. The Award recognises the outstanding achievements of alumni with a UK higher education whose work has positively changed their society or community. More details

INDONESIA Jakarta. Man in a wooden boat navigating a polluted waterway backed by wooden slum housing, in contrast to the high rise appartment buildings visible behind.
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IDS Fellow appointed Challenge Leader for Global Challenges Research Fund

16 Apr 2018 UK Research and Innovation has appointed IDS Fellow Jaideep Gupte to one of nine ‘Challenge Leader’ posts to help direct the work of a £1.5bn government research fund. More details

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Top spring reading recommendations

09 Apr 2018 For student’s mid-way through their international development courses and for anyone with an interest in development studies we have put together a selection of recently published titles and some from our history which reflect a wide range of themes in development studies. More details

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IDS and partner research highlights barriers to women’s empowerment

05 Apr 2018 IDS and partners took the twin opportunities of International Women’s Day and the Commission on the Status of Women to share research highlighting key barriers to women and girls being empowered, particularly around unpaid care, decent work and life choices. More details

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IDS alum elected President of Costa Rica

04 Apr 2018 Carlos Alvarado Quesada, a former MA student at IDS wins the presidential election held in Costa Rica. More details
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Open Call: looking for examples of where people have a say in their economic future

28 Mar 2018 A new IDS project is looking for examples of where people are empowered to have their say in their economic future, whether in economic policymaking or grassroots economic alternatives – can you help? More details

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IDS pays tribute to partner and friend Simeen Mahmud

21 Mar 2018 IDS commemorates life of inspirational partner and friend, Simeen Mahmud, a Fellow at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). More details

Agricultural extension officer Sia Minja collecting data for farmer baseline studies using CIAT technologies. Lushuto, Tanzania. Credit: Georgina Smith / CIAT. For more information contact g dot smith [at]cgiar.org. Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Open data initiatives: what has GODAN Action learnt so far?

20 Mar 2018 From 19 to 23 March, IDS representatives will be taking part in a series of activities to reflect on promoting the use of open data in the agriculture and nutrition sectors, as partners in the GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) Action project funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). More details

Confronting Authoritarian Populism

13 Mar 2018 This weekend over 250 researchers and activists from all over the world will gather at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague to discuss ‘authoritarian populism in the rural world’. More details

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IDS and Sussex alumna Sosan Aziz finalist for British Council Social Impact Award

12 Mar 2018 IDS and Sussex alumna Sosan Aziz has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Council Alumni Award in Pakistan’s Social Impact Category. More details

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International Women’s Day: Tackling barriers to empowerment

08 Mar 2018 On International Women’s Day, initiatives from IDS and The ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative draw attention to the more visible issues that form significant barriers to women’s empowerment and the policy ideas and innovations to enable women to make choices about their own lives. More details

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Sussex co-hosts international roundtable on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

05 Mar 2018 An international roundtable discussion takes place at Wilton Park from 5-7 March 2018 on building interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals in order to help achieve them. More details

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Sussex ranked first in world for development studies

02 Mar 2018 The QS University Rankings 2018 have ranked the University of Sussex first in the world for development studies. This is the second consecutive year that the University has been ranked first, and the fourth consecutive year that it has been ranked in the top two universities globally for development. More details

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