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 open access 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.
Learning Insights: AURA Project Coordinator and Participant Blogs
The AURA programme was managed locally by project coordinators whose remit was to act as a bridge between the ALIRT teams in partner institution, the AURA project consortium and other partner institutions. As the Project Coordinators provided a critical and central role to governing and implementing the AURA programme, they were tasked with capturing their learning insights at regular intervals in More details
Explaining the Effectiveness of Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in Ibadan, NigeriaIDS Working Paper 479 (2016)
The problem of ineffective policing still persists in post-colonial Africa and as a result, both donors and governments are seeking non-state alternatives or complements to the state apparatuses. More details
Delivering Social Protection that Nourishes: Lessons from the Food Price CrisisIDS Policy Briefing 124 (2016)
The global food crisis of 2007–11 brought about lasting changes to the relationship between the work people do and the food they eat. Real-time research conducted by IDS, Oxfam and research partners in ten focus countries has found the cost of these changes has gone uncounted. More details
Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care After the Global Food CrisisIDS-Oxfam Report (2016)
This report finds that the global food crises of 2007-11 has brougth about lasting changes to the relationship between the work people do and the food they eat - the costs of which have gone uncounted. More details
Foresight in International DevelopmentIDS Bulletin 47.4 (2016)
This issue of the IDS Bulletin focuses on the role of foresight in policy-oriented international development research and seeks to draw attention to the opportunities and challenges associated with the wide range of foresight approaches and methods that help individuals and groups to think about and prepare for different possible futures. More details
Towards Mutual Learning with the Rising PowersIDS Policy Briefing 123 (2016)
Mutual learning is emerging as a new way of talking about the ‘how’ of development cooperation, particularly in contexts of rapid change, with countries increasingly recognising that they have much to learn from each other’s experience. More details
The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table
Participatory 3D modelling (P3DM) is one of the most remarkable innovations of the late 20th century. It is remarkable because it brings together three elements that many would consider incompatible – local spatial and natural resource knowledge, geographic information systems (GIS) and physical modelling. More details
Virtuous Circle: How the Circular Economy Can Create Jobs and Save Lives in Low and Middle-income Countries
This short paper – primarily for development policy-makers and practitioners – highlights a significant opportunity to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. More details
Inclusive Land Governance in Mozambique: Good Law, Bad Politics?IDS Working Paper 478 (2016)
This paper analyses inclusive land governance in Mozambique. It focuses on the country’s legal framework and the DUAT, the right to use and benefit from the land. More details
‘Traditional Peoples’ and the Struggle for Inclusive Land Governance in BrazilIDS Working Papers 477 (2016)
In recent decades, Brazil has attracted international interest both for the intensity of its land conflicts and for the extent of its land governance innovations. In this report we argue that these innovations have derived from a land governance model shaped by the country’s decentralised political structures. More details