Publications

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.


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This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 479, 'Explaining the Effectiveness of Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in Ibadan, Nigeria'.

Explaining the Effectiveness of Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in Ibadan, Nigeria

IDS 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


This is the cover to IDs Policy Briefing 124, 'Delivering Social Protection that Nourishes: Lessons from the Food Price Crisis'.

Delivering Social Protection that Nourishes: Lessons from the Food Price Crisis

IDS 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


This is the front cover to 'Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care After the Global Food Crisis'.

Precarious Lives: Food, Work and Care After the Global Food Crisis

IDS-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


This is the front cover to IDS Bulletin 474, 'Foresight in International Development'.

Foresight in International Development

IDS 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


IDS Policy Briefing 123 Front Cover

Towards Mutual Learning with the Rising Powers

IDS 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


This is the image of the book, 'The Power of Maps: Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table'.

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


Non-IDS publication

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


This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 478, 'Inclusive Land Governance in Mozambique: Good Law, Bad Politics?

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


This the front cover to IDS Working Paper 477, '‘Traditional Peoples’ and the Struggle for Inclusive Land Governance in Brazil'.

‘Traditional Peoples’ and the Struggle for Inclusive Land Governance in Brazil

IDS 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


This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 476, 'Uneven Developments: Toward Inclusive Land Governance in Contemporary Cambodia'.

Uneven Developments: Toward Inclusive Land Governance in Contemporary Cambodia

IDS Working Paper 476 (2016)

Cambodia has long had a difficult mix of resource wealth and weak land governance, a function of its legacy of enduring postwar conflict and neoliberal development policies of the 1990s. More details


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