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Photo credit: Mark Naftalin/UNICEF - Ebola, DRC 2018

New epidemic online platform calls for local response to Ebola

11 Jun 2018 Launched today in partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a new online platform, the Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2), building on the success of the award-winning work of the original Ebola platform (ERAP). More details
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New film: why understanding intersecting inequalities vital to achieving SDGs

30 May 2018 A new film showcases why it’s so important to understand the impact of intersecting inequalities on people’s lives and the relevance of this for achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With stories from Egypt, Ghana, India, South Africa and Uganda, the film reflects on what it takes to help people overcome the intersecting inequalities that criss-cross their lives and hold the powerful to account. More details

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Photo PANITA/ Save the Children Tanzania

Tanzania makes great strides to tackle hunger and undernutrition

25 May 2018 Launched today, the Global Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI-Global) and HANCI-Africa show that the Tanzanian and Sudanese Governments, alongside many other countries are putting in place important efforts address hunger and undernutrition. More details

The Humanitarian–Development Nexus

22 May 2018 A Sussex Development Lecture series, convened senior humanitarian and development leaders, practitioners and academics, to cast a critical light on the shifting relationships between humanitarian aid and development, exploring how they can work better together. More details

Peter Piot to deliver the IDS Annual Lecture 2018

21 May 2018 With nearly two million people newly infected with HIV in 2016 and one million AIDS-related deaths in the same year, the end of AIDS remains elusive. Professor Peter Piot, will deliver the IDS Annual Lecture 2018 on ‘Can we end the aids epidemic? The need for a development approach’. More details

Brick making in India

Inclusive, participatory approaches key to breaking cycles of bonded labour

17 May 2018 Across the world millions of adults and children are caught in the modern slavery trap of bonded labour – forced to work under terrible conditions to pay off debt owed to moneylenders. A new briefing provides insight into appropriate policy interventions and future directions for research in to bonded labour in India and Nepal. More details

#Metoo campaign poster. Credit: Prentsa Aldundia (Flickr - CC BY-SA 2.0)

Call for Papers: IDS Bulletin on Sexual Harassment and Accountability

17 May 2018 This is a call for papers for a special issue of the IDS Bulletin which will be looking at how accountability for addressing sexual harassment actually works on the ground. This call is open to scholars, practitioners, policy experts and activists, and we welcome contributions from around the world, and are particularly interested a focus in difficult, challenging contexts. This IDS Bulletin is being produced as part of the Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) programme. More details

Residents of Nab'aa in Lebanon investigate experiences of living in urban spaces - photo credit: Dolf te Lintelo

Refugees and hosts suffer due to ‘illegal’ living, shows new research

03 May 2018 Syrian refugees prevented legal residency by complex bureaucracy and prohibitive costs are struggling in poor, makeshift housing not officially recognised by the Lebanese authorities. This ‘illegal’ living is taking its toll on both Syrian refugees and the local Lebanese communities living alongside them, finds new research by the Institute of Development Studies, ACTED Lebanon and Impact Initiatives, with support from independent local and University of Sussex based academic advisors. More details

Student midwife and her patients in Bombali District, Sierra Leone.

Towards accountability for health equity: galvanising a movement for UHC

03 May 2018 To mark the launch of the new IDS Bulletin on Accountability for Health Equity, and to consider the key learning and implications for actions to achieve Universal Health Coverage, UHC2030 and IDS announce a new webinar on 17 May. More details

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