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Image: ‘Nigeria, Gwoza, Borno State: Sheets dry on a burnt out car in a school yard. The army ousted Boko Haram from the town in 2015. However, it was left largely destroyed and there is little food and almost no access to medical facilities. Humanitarian organisations can currently only reach the town by helicopter making its reconstruction almost impossible.’ Credit: Sven Torfinn / Panos

Effective responses to violence require greater attention to security in the vernacular, say IDS researchers

11 May 2017 In a new special issue of the journal Peacebulding IDS researchers call for policymakers and practitioners to rethink security, peacebuilding and violence reduction in the light of Sustainable Development Goal 16 on ‘promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development’. More details

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New film advocates for health policy and systems research

09 May 2017 A new film by Health Systems Global and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research shows the vital role health policy and systems research (HPSR) plays in building stronger and more equitable health systems around the world. More details

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Ian Scoones receives European Research Council Advanced Grant

02 May 2017 The European Research Council has awarded one of its prestigious Advanced Grants to IDS research fellow, Professor Ian Scoones. Based at the STEPS centre, Ian will take this opportunity to build upon his earlier work on pastoralism in Africa and share lessons from the margins to address global challenges. More details
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How did we do that? The possibility of rapid transitions

24 Apr 2017 In the face of climate change and social inequality, changing to a greener and fairer society might feel impossible – but rapid, radical transitions may be more possible than you might think, according to a new booklet published by the STEPS Centre and the New Weather Institute. More details

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Could blockchain technology revolutionise development?

11 Apr 2017 A new IDS Rapid Response Briefing unpicks the hype around blockchain, with a ten-point checklist for development policymakers. More details

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IDS researchers win University of Sussex student-led teaching awards

07 Apr 2017 Two IDS Research Fellows – Rosemary McGee and Lars Otto Naess have both won the University of Sussex Student-Led Teaching Award for 2016–17. More details

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