IDS publishes in-house many freely downloadable Working Papers, Research Reports, Practice Papers, Policy Briefings and Rapid Response Briefings, covering all development themes from our Research Teams.
Working with our publishers, Wiley, IDS also publishes six issues of our flagship journal, the IDS Bulletin, each year. Individually-themed issues bring together the latest thinking and research from programmes and events and present them in an accessible way for the wide range of audiences working in development.
Through our online bookshop books written by IDS Researchers for external publishers are available for purchase.
Maternal Mental Health in the Context of Community-based Home Visiting in a Re-engineered Primary Health Care System: A Case Study of the Philani Mentor Mothers Programme
This document constitutes a briefing summary of the case study of a maternal mental health intervention in South Africa, the Philani Mentor Mothers Programme. More details
Participate Proposal for Post-2015 Targets
The Participate initiative provides high quality evidence on the reality of poverty at ground level, bringing the perspectives of the poorest into the post-2015 debate. The research demonstrates that there are certain focus areas that need to be addressed to achieve sustainable positive change in the lives of the poorest and most marginalised. More details
Agency and Citizenship in a Context of Gender-based Violence
This pilot evaluation explores how citizenship and agency among social activists can be fostered in contexts of urban violence at the local level. More details
Into the Unknown: Explorations in Development Practice
Robert Chambers reflects on experiences, which led him to examine personal biases and predispositions, and he challenges readers to examine the pervasive significance of power in forming and framing knowledge. Into the Unknown reflects on the journey of learning, and encourages readers to learn from observation, curiosity, critical feedback, play and fun. More details
Policy Options to Enhance Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Nigeria
This report analyses policy options for reducing undernutrition in Nigeria by improving the functioning of markets and the private sector in providing food. The report identifies specific constraints that inhibit businesses from providing these foods, and reviews experiences with five policy strategies to address this problem. More details
Good Practices for Effective Participation in Social Protection Design and Implementation
This short article looks at how participation can provide some answers to overcoming the tendency for elite capture in social protection programmes. More details
Mapping Value Chains for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Nigeria
This report details the findings of an analysis of value chains for several nutrient-dense foods in Nigeria. More details
Using Local IT Solutions to Improve Local Government Tax Reform
Appropriate information technology systems are critical to realising the local government tax reforms that are the focus of growing international attention. More details
The Role of Businesses in Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods for the Poor: Two Case Studies in Nigeria
This report presents case studies of two Nigerian food-processing businesses and analyses their efforts to produce nutrient-rich foods for undernourished populations. More details
Policing Urban Violence: Lessons from South Asia
As densely populated urban centres emerge as economic powerhouses where global GDP is concentrated, they are also increasingly vulnerable to shocks of violence and insecurity. More details