IDS Researchers produce a huge range of material – including journal articles, research and evidence reports, policy and rapid response briefings, and working papers – often co-publishing with partner organisations.
As part of IDS’ commitment to making knowledge available and relevant to those who can use it to bring about positive change, the majority of IDS publications and co-publications are freely available to download. In addition, IDS Fellows contribute regularly to the flagship IDS journal, the IDS Bulletin and to many other development-related journals.
Note too that books written by IDS Researchers are available for purchase through our online bookshop.
Sexuality and Social Justice: What’s Law Got to Do with It? International Symposium Workshop ReportIDS Evidence Report 145 (2015)
In March 2015, the Sexuality, Poverty and Law programme at the Institute of Development Studies brought together over 60 activists, lawyers, researchers and international advocates to critically assess the scope of law and legal activism for achieving social justice for those marginalised because of their sexual or gender non-conformity. More details
Reducing all Forms of Child Poverty: The Need for Comprehensive MeasurementIDS Policy Briefing 98 (2015)
Despite widespread investments in child poverty reduction, the way in which child poverty is measured presents a narrow and partial picture. Current practice is still biased towards measuring static and single dimensions of child poverty, primarily using monetary indicators as a proxy to capture other areas of deprivation. More details
Strengthening Evidence-Based Policy: Outputs April 2014 – March 2015Accountable Grant Outputs Brochure (2015)
In much writing about development, policy and practice are portrayed as if they are joined at the hip. Policy shapes practice, while learning from practice informs policy processes. In this portrayal, practice is usually understood to refer to development practice, or how development programmes and projects are implemented. More details
The New ‘MASVAW Men’: Strategies, Dynamics and Deepening Engagements. A Case Study of a Networked Approach to Challenging Patriarchy Across Institutions in Uttar PradeshIDS Evidence Report 143 (2015)
Uttar Pradesh is ranked second among Indian states in ‘crimes against women’, which includes rape, abduction, dowry-related deaths, mental and physical torture and sexual harassment (Government of Uttar Pradesh 2006: 130). More details
High-Level Roundtable on Improving Lives and Reducing Violence through the Provision of ServicesIDS Evidence Report 142 (2015)
This high-level roundtable explored the complex links between poverty, violence, insecurity and the provision of services, drawing on four case studies from within Nairobi, Kathmandu, Mumbai and India as a whole. More details
Working with Business Towards Systemic Change in MarketsIDS Policy Briefing 97 (2015)
Donors, governments, civil society and companies are making significant investments in creating or supporting new business models with the aim of contributing to international development goals. More details
Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
For pathways to be truly sustainable and advance gender equality and the rights and capabilities of women and girls, those whose lives and well-being are at stake must be involved in leading the way. More details
How to strengthen an Infant and Young Child Feeding programme in Northern Nigeria
This four-page research summary brief highlights findings and recommendations from operations research into how to strengthen the implementation of an Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme and to motivate behaviour change to improve IYCF practices in northern Nigeria. More details
Beijing+20: Where Now for Gender Equality?IDS Bulletin 46.4 (2015)
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), celebrated by feminist activists as a triumph for women's rights, is 20 years old. The world that it once described has changed profoundly in some respects, and yet in others remains surprisingly similar. This IDS Bulletin reflects on those changes and continuities, tracing the trajectories of the Beijing conference in different policy arenas, national settings and domains of practice. More details
Breaking the Next Taboo: Menstrual Hygiene within CLTSFrontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights 6 (2015)
Menstruation is a natural and healthy part of the life of women and girls, but is often a taboo subject, not easily talked about, which can lead to feelings of embarrassment and shame. It can also lead to girls losing attention at school or missing days from school. More details