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. 

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A Prognosis and Diagnosis for China and the 2016 G20: The Politics of a New Global Economic Geography

IDS Evidence Report 169 (2016)

The early Chinese Communist regime depicted T’ao Ch’ien as a people’s poet, an ascetic recluse who embraced poverty and a peasant’s life. In fact, he rose as high as provincial governor, and his verses about labour, poverty and gallons of wine were often metaphors. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 464, 'Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency: A Review of the Literature'.

Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency: A Review of the Literature

IDS Working Paper 464 (2016)

This Working Paper comprises a literature review that was carried out to inform the formulation of a research project on power, violence, citizenship and agency, which addresses how social actors react to complex, violence-prone contexts. More details


Foresight and International Development: Conference Report

IDS Evidence Report 168 (2016)

This report presents a summary of a one-day conference on ‘Foresight and International Development’ held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on 15 October 2015. More details


Balancing Inclusiveness, Rigour and Feasibility: Insights from Participatory Impact Evaluations in Ghana and Vietnam

CDI Practice Paper 14 (2016)

This paper by Adinda Van Hemelrijck and Irene Guijt explores how impact evaluation can live up to standards broader than statistical rigour in ways that address challenges of complexity and enable stakeholders to engage meaningfully. More details


Transgender at Work: Livelihoods for Transgender People in Vietnam

IDS Evidence Report 167 (2016)

The laws in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam promote equality for all citizens and refer to ‘persons’ rather than ‘men’ or ‘women’. However, because of traditional gender norms, transgender people in Vietnam are facing severe stigma and discrimination in public, in schools, at home and in the workplace (CCIHP 2011; Hoang 2012; ICS 2015; iSEE 2013). More details

This is the front cover to IDS Rapid Response Briefing 13.

Can Digital Jobs Solve Africa's Unemployment Crisis?

IDS Rapid Response Briefing 13 (2016)

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, a figure projected to double by 2045. As young people look to enter the workforce in Africa many are likely to face unemployment or underemployment, suffering from unsafe, insecure, part-time, poorly paid work. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Rapid Response Briefing, 'Examining the Implications of PrEP as HIV Prevention for Sex Workers'.

Examining the Implications of PrEP as HIV Prevention for Sex Workers

IDS Rapid Response Briefing 12 (2016)

Some people do not want to use condoms – because they want to conceive or they perceive that they are a barrier to intimacy. New medication to prevent HIV, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), could provide protection where condoms are not used. More details


The Role of Business in Driving and Shaping Renewable Energy Policies in China

IDS Evidence Report 166 (2016)

This report investigates the role of business actors in shaping China’s renewable energy policy process and governance. It finds that with the tremendous growth of renewable industry over the past two decades, a new government–business coalition is taking shape in China. More details


Living on the Periphery: The Khawaja Siras of Pakistan

IDS Evidence Report 165 (2016)

Academic literature suggests that development is inherently heteronormative in its narratives, policies and practices: as a result, ‘heterosexuality is normalized, naturalized, and privileged in societies of the global South, in the international development field, and in colonial and post/neo-colonial narratives of the so-called Third World or global South’ (Lind 2010: 7). More details

This is the front cover to IDS Bulletin 47.1, 'Opening Governance'.

Opening Governance

IDS Bulletin 47.1 (2016)

This Bulletin hopes to rescue the transformative potential of the project of opening up governance relationships and processes to instil fairer power dynamics among and between citizens and their states. More details

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