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.
A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia
This study links a multisectoral, regionalised, dynamic, computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of Ethiopia with a system country-specific hydrology, crop, road, and hydropower engineering models to simulate the economic impacts of climate change scenarios from global circulation models (GCMs) to 2050. More details
What Drives Wind and Solar Energy Investment in India and China?
This research is motivated by the need to transform the basis of energy systems from fossil fuels to renewable sources. As well as the imperative of climate change, this transformation is needed to create development trajectories for economies that are genuinely sustainable over the long term. Our objectives are therefore both environmental and developmental. More details
Putting the Law in its Place: Analyses of recent developments in law relating to same-sex desire in India and Uganda
This collection of essays has been jointly produced by Sexuality Policy Watch and the IDS Sexuality and Development Programme. More details
Banking on a New World Order
The establishment of a BRICS bank may see a geopolitical shift from developed countries to developing ones. More details
ORIE Nigeria: Quantitative Impact Evaluation Baseline Report
This report presents the findings from the baseline survey of the quantitative impact evaluation of the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) Programme interventions in Northern Nigeria. More details
Learning from India's Development Cooperation
In recent years, India has substantially increased the levels of its development cooperation. It has streamlined its development cooperation activities and put the principles of South-South Cooperation, including respect for national sovereignty, national ownership and independence, non-conditionality and mutual benefit, into action. More details
Knowledge from the Margins: An Anthology from a Global Network on Participatory Practice and Policy Influence
This anthology is an account of the activities carried out by the Participatory Research Group (PRG) within the Participate initiative between 2012 and 2014, and also a reflection on the methods and processes created and utilised during that time. More details
China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities
In parallel to its domestic economic boom, China has grown increasingly active and influential on the international stage, including in global development. China’s re-emergence on the global stage is both a cause and a symptom of the fundamental sea change now affecting development assistance and policy. More details
Maximisation of Benefits for the Poor of Investments in Renewable Electricity: A Policy Tool for Project Planning
Energy poverty is a major development issue: nearly 1.2 billion people, or close to one-fifth of the world’s population, have no access to electricity. Close to 85 per cent of them live in rural areas After falling out of favour in the 1980s, electrification is again seen as central to poverty reduction efforts. More details