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.
Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility: Evidence from Two Communities in Pakistan
This report contributes to the Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility project by examining the impact of food price volatility on poor and vulnerable households through qualitative research conducted in 2012 and 2013 at ‘listening posts’ in a rural and urban area of Pakistan. More details
Turning Rapid Growth into Meaningful Growth: Sustaining the Commitment to Nutrition in Zambia
The articles in this IDS Special Collection show how the commitment to nutrition has been built in Zambia, and provide some pointers and guides to the ways in which that increased commitment could be leveraged to raise resources and how to allocate these. More details
Seizing the Opportunity to Sustain Economic Growth by Investing in Undernutrition in Zambia
It is to the credit of the Zambian leadership and the development community that a great deal of momentum for nutrition has been built in the past few years. More details
Assessing Impact in Dynamic and Complex Environments: Systemic Action Research and Participatory Systemic Inquiry
This CDI Practice Paper is about the uses of Systemic Action Research (SAR) and Participatory Systemic Inquiry (PSI) for impact assessment (Burns 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013; Wadsworth 2001, 2010). More details
Indian Development Cooperation: the State of the Debate
India’s recent development cooperation activities with the South have provoked global curiosity. Two factors shape this interest. More details
Using Foresight to Cope with Uncertainty
In an increasingly uncertain world where resources are limited, foresight thinking and approaches provide a critical way for governments and communities to understand and plan for the future. More details
A Review of Strategic Foresight in International Development
The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the published and grey literatures relating to the use of foresight-type approaches and techniques in policy-related work in international development. More details
Senior International Associate Report (Ambuj Sagar): Meeting Multiple Energy Challenges: Lessons from India
The Rising Powers in International Development (RPID) programme includes a provision for drawing on the experience of senior policymakers and policy advisers. This ‘Senior International Associates’ scheme is an effective way of injecting policy experience from the Rising Powers directly into the work of the RPID. More details
Report of the WINNN-ORIE Nutrition Stakeholders Engagement Event, 29 April 2014, Abuja
On the morning of Tuesday 29 April 2014, around 70 stakeholders discussed how to tackle undernutrition in Northern Nigeria, including staff from state and federal government, multilateral agencies, Nigerian research institutions, and domestic and international non-governmental organisations. More details
Business and International Development: Is Systemic Change Part of the Business Approach?
Systems thinking has started to appear within the discourse around 'business and development', as governments, donors and NGOs are increasingly seeking to leverage private initiatives to have broad impacts on development goals. More details