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 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.
Navigating Complexity in International Development: Facilitating Sustainable Change at Scale
International development interventions often fail because development experts assume that our world is linear and straightforward when in reality it is complex, highly dynamic and unpredictable. More details
Whose Security? Building Inclusive and Secure Societies in an Unequal and Insecure WorldIDS Evidence Report 151 (2015)
Development researchers, governance specialists, security and international relations analysts are cartographers of the modern world. Their job is to untangle the tangled, yet in doing so they all too often make flat all that is high and rolling. More details
Inequality: Trends, Harms and New AgendasIDS Evidence Report 144 (2015)
The notion that inequality matters has spread and gained currency over the last years. After decades of neglect, inequality is finally ‘in from the cold’ (Atkinson 1997), and firmly at the centre of research and policy agendas. More details
Accelerating Sustainability: Why Political Economy MattersIDS Evidence Report 152 (2015)
Accelerating sustainability is a challenge that defines our era and is a central theme of Institute of Development Studies research. This paper brings together what we can learn from development studies and from sustainability studies to understand this challenge and move forward. More details
Sexuality, Poverty and the Law: A Case Study Approach for Exploring Avenues of ChangeIDS Evidence Report 153 (2015)
There is increasing pressure in international development to demonstrate that aid spending has an impact. This includes spending on policy research. More details
The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI 2014): Measuring the Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Developing CountriesIDS Evidence Report 150 (2015)
This report presents the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) 2014. More details
Informal Work and Wellbeing in Urban South Asia: Who Succeeds, Who Fails and Under What Conditions?
This study sets out to explore the associational relationships between a variety of institutional conditions and the wellbeing outcomes for informal workers living in informal settlements in Bangladesh and India. More details
Edible Insects and the Future of Food: A Foresight Scenario Exercise on Entomophagy and Global Food SecurityIDS Evidence Report 149 (2015)
This document reports on the findings of a small project in which we used the tools of Foresight to think about the potential of edible insects to contribute to global food security in a future global food system. More details
The Ebola Crisis and post-2015 DevelopmentJournal of International Development 27.6 (2015)
This article argues that the recent Ebola crisis is the result of structural violence, as interlocking institutions have produced interlaced inequalities, unsustainabilities and insecurities. More details
Towards a Global Reporting System for Development Cooperation on the SDGs: Promoting Transformational Potential and ImpactIDS Working Paper 462 (2015)
The proposed SDGs constitute a comprehensive, universal and interactive agenda of structural transformations as the pathway to sustainable development, leaving no-one behind while creating green economies. More details