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.
Making the ‘Evolutionary Leap’: Using Open Knowledge Approaches to Improve Development OutcomesIDS Practice Paper InBrief 25 (2016)
The starting point of the Open Knowledge Hub project was our belief that the adoption of so-called ‘Open Knowledge’ approaches had the potential to improve the impact of research evidence on development outcomes and address inequalities in the visibility, accessibility and uptake of diverse knowledge about development. More details
The Violent Politics of Informal Work, and How Young People Navigate Them: A Conceptual FrameworkIDS Evidence Report 198 (2016)
This report explores the linkages between young people’s economic engagement and their social and political engagement in contexts of violence in Africa. More details
Patterns of Engagement with Youth Savings Groups: in Four African CountriesIDS Research Report 81 (2016)
This report details findings of research undertaken under the Banking on Change Academic Partnership, which was established in 2014 between the Banking on Change (BoC) programme (a partnership of Plan UK, CARE International UK and Barclays Bank) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). More details
Can the Private Sector Tackle Undernutrition Amongst the Poorest People?
Undernutrition is the biggest worldwide health risk and accounts for roughly 45% of child deaths globally. Additionally, “hidden hunger” or deficiency in vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) affects to 2 billion people in the world. More details
Reducing Violence in a Time of Global Uncertainty: Insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence ProgrammeIDS Evidence Report 197 (2016)
This Evidence Report details key insights from the Institute of Development Studies Addressing and Mitigating Violence programme, which involved detailed political analysis of dynamics of violence as well as efforts to reduce and prevent violent conflict across a number of countries and areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. More details
Can China’s Bold New Plans Make the Difference in Pakistan?IDS Policy Briefing 121 (2016)
Ever since the 1955 Bandung Conference of Afro-Asian states, China has been active in civil engineering projects around the world, especially in Africa, as a sign of its commitment to the world emerging from colonialism. More details
Reducing Violence in a Time of Global UncertaintyIDS Policy Briefing 122 (2016)
The new Sustainable Development Goal to reduce armed violence is a welcome commitment but the prescriptive nature of its approach is problematic – there is ‘no one size fits all’. Rather, focus needs to be on how violence operates in particular settings. More details
A New Era for China’s Renewable Energy Development? External Shocks, Internal Struggles and Policy ChangesIDS Evidence Report 196 (2016)
As the world’s largest greenhouse gas (GHG) polluter, China’s annual emissions accounted for almost 30 per cent of the world’s total emissions in 2014 – more than the United States (15 per cent) and the European Union (10 per cent) combined. More details
Avenues for Donors to Promote Sexuality and Gender JusticeIDS Policy Briefing 120 (2016)
Donor agencies agree that addressing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) is not only an important human rights issue but is also integral to efforts to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development. More details
Foresight Methods: A Guide to Easily Accessible ToolkitsIDS Evidence Report 195 (2016)
This Evidence Report provides an introduction to a number of easily accessible toolkits relating to the use of Foresight and Futures approaches and methods in development-oriented research and planning. More details