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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Ruptures and Ripple Effects in the Middle East and BeyondIDS Bulletin 47.3 (2016)
Perhaps more than any other region or any other period of post-Cold War history, the Middle East since the Arab Spring constitutes a significant challenge to established ideas about development and its relationship with conflict. More details
Testing TwitterWeave: An Application of the New IDS Web Tool for Tracking ResearchIDS Evidence Report 191 (2016)
Understanding how people engage with research is a key issue for researchers, donors and anyone concerned with research impact, but observing this type of engagement is not easy. However, thanks to today’s widespread use of social media, it is now possible in principle to capture some of this engagement. More details
Migration, Mobility and Marginalisation: Consequences for Sexual and Gender MinoritiesIDS Policy Briefing 118 (2016)
As a strategy to avoid discrimination, violence and economic marginalisation, sexual and gender non-conforming people often turn to migration as a route to achieve independence and build social capital. More details
How Can We Use Markets to Reach the Poor With Nutritious Foods?IDS Policy Briefing 116 (2016)
To effectively reach poor people, nutritious food must be affordable, available in the market, safe, and must contain the nutrients which it claims to have. Ensuring that nutritious food can reach the most vulnerable cannot be addressed by an individual business or value chain, but rather must be addressed through influencing the market system more broadly. More details
The Global Importance of Including Mental Health Carers in PolicyIDS Policy Briefing 117 (2016)
Globally, there is growing awareness of the need to prioritise mental health as a development issue, with a historic step achieved by the inclusion of mental health in the Sustainable Development Goals. Less understood is the impact that providing care for people who are struggling with mental illness has on those who provide it. More details
Rising Powers, Lowering Emissions?IDS Policy Briefing 115 (2016)
The importance of ensuring that African countries can meet their rising energy needs in a low-carbon way that also benefits the poor, is widely accepted. The so-called ‘rising powers’, such as China, Brazil and India are already investing in energy infrastructure in Africa. More details
What Role Does the European Union Play in International Development?IDS Rapid Response Briefing 14 (2016)
As a body of 28 member states and with a combined GDP of close to US$20tn, greater than that of the US, the actions of the European Union (EU) have the potential to impact heavily – either negatively or positively – on international development cooperation. More details
Revenue-Maximising or Revenue-Sacrificing Government? Property Tax in PakistanThe Journal of Development Studies (2016)
This paper details the case of property tax collection in Pakistan, and concludes that governments tend to maximise rule before they maximise revenue. More details
Aid and Taxation in EthiopiaThe Journal of Development Studies (2016)
The case of Ethiopia supports the existence of a positive relation between aid and tax, which occurs mainly through policy advice and technical assistance rather than conditionality. More details
Informal Local Governance Institutions: What They Do and Why They MatterIDS Working Paper 468 (2016)
There is growing scholarly and policy awareness of the fact that public authority is rarely exercised only by the state. In fact, a host of actors and institutions exercise authority over and regulate the everyday life of local populations across large parts of the world, with important implications for public policy. More details