IDS publishes in-house many freely downloadable Working Papers, Research Reports, Practice Papers, Policy Briefings and Rapid Response Briefings, covering all development themes from our Research Teams.
Working with our publishers, Wiley, IDS also publishes six issues of our flagship journal, the IDS Bulletin, each year. Individually-themed issues bring together the latest thinking and research from programmes and events and present them in an accessible way for the wide range of audiences working in development.
Through our online bookshop books written by IDS Researchers for external publishers are available for purchase.
Social Protection and Climate Change
Paper prepared for the OECD's DAC Task Team on Social Protection More details
Debating Zimbabwe's Land Reform
Zimbabwe’s land reform has been intensely controversial. Yet debate has been plagued by bias and misinformation. More details
Under What Circumstances and Conditions Does Adoption of Technology Result in Increased Agricultural Productivity? A Systematic Review
New technology that enables sustainable and profitable production of food and fibre is critical for both food security and economic development. Whether framed in terms of modernisation, productivity enhancement, poverty reduction, social protection, environmental protection or adaptation to climate change, technical change is at the heart of most agricultural policy, programmes and projects. From More details
The Economic Engagement Footprint of Rising Powers in sub-Saharan Africa: Trade, FDI and Aid Flows
Estimates suggest that over the last decade both trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging economies to Africa ballooned. More details
Undressing Patriarchy: Redressing Inequalities
Patriarchy may be seen as an old-fashioned term with little relevance to current work on gender, yet these kinds of questions motivated participants to get excited about the notion of ‘Undressing Patriarchy’ and inspired them to draft background papers and to travel across the world to take part in this conversation. More details
The Health of Women and Girls in Urban Areas with a Focus on Kenya and South Africa: A Review
This thematic review focuses on a range of health challenges faced in particular by women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in expanding cities in Kenya and South Africa. More details
'Marriage Above All Else': The Push for Heterosexual, Nuclear Families in the Making of South Africa's White Paper on Families
This report comments on the policymaking processes that led to the development of the White Paper on Families as it exists in its current iteration (November 2012). More details
Climate Change, Disasters, and Development Post-2015
The year 2015 will be pivotal for climate change, disasters, and development. In all three areas, new international frameworks are due to be agreed to guide policy and action. More details
Learning Event on the Rising Powers for DFID Advisors, April-May 2012
The Learning Event brought together colleagues from DFID, IDS, and the BRICS, and aimed to facilitate the sharing and learning of experiences in international development and policy More details
Missing the Point: Violence Reduction and Policy Misadventures in Nairobi's Poor Neighbourhoods
Violence and crime are part of everyday life in many of Nairobi’s poor urban neighbourhoods. More details