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The IDS Bulletin brings together the latest thinking and research from programmes and events at IDS and presents them in an accessible way for development practitioners, policymakers and researchers. It is the flagship publication of the Institute of Development Studies.

Since 1968 it has covered the major themes and influenced debates within international development. Each thematic issue is edited by IDS Research Fellow(s), drawing on contributions from within IDS and its global network of partners and collaborators within the sphere of development research, policy and practice. The IDS Bulletin is co-published with Wiley.

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This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 45.6, 'Rethinking Impact Evaluation for Development'.

Rethinking Impact Evaluation for Development

IDS Bulletin 45.6 (2014)

This IDS Bulletin presents a 'rallying cry' for impact evaluation to rise to the challenges of a post-MDG/post-2015 world. It is the first of two issues that follow a workshop entitled 'Impact, Innovation and Learning: Towards a Research and Practice Agenda for the Future', held at IDS in March 2013. More details


This is the image for IDS Virtual Bulletin 5, 'Challenging Patriarchy: Unsettling Men and Masculinities'.

Challenging Patriarchy: Unsettling Men and Masculinities

IDS Virtual Bulletin 5 (2014)

Challenging Patriarchy presents contributions to the evolution of thinking on men and masculinities in Gender and Development, drawing on three IDS Bulletins published over a period of more than a decade. More details


This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 45.5, 'Localising Governance'.

Localising Governance

IDS Bulletin 45.5 (2014)

Drawing on different perspectives, this IDS Bulletin takes a fresh look at how local governance 'really' works and how it could become more accountable, effective and legitimate to support development that favours poor and marginalised people. More details


This is the cover image for the IDS Bulletin, 'China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities'.

China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities

IDS Bulletin 45.4 (2014)

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


This is the image for the IDS Bulletin, 'New Perspectives from PhD Field Research'.

New Perspectives from PhD Field Research

IDS Bulletin 45.2-3 (2014)

This IDS Bulletin offers a platform for IDS PhD researchers to reflect on their fieldwork experiences, including research-related challenges, as well as cultural and personal encounters along the way. More details


This is the image of IDS Bulletin 45.1, 'Undressing Patriarchy: Men and Structural Violence'.

Undressing Patriarchy: Men and Structural Violence

IDS Bulletin 45.1 (2014)

It explores the shifting field of men and masculinities and how often conflicted engagements with the feminist project of redressing gender inequalities might be radicalised through a deeper analysis of patriarchy and our relationship to it, as well as by linking it to other struggles for sexual and human rights, or social justice. More details


This is the image for IDS Virtual Bulletin issue 4, Climate Change, Disasters, and Development Post-2015.

Climate Change, Disasters, and Development Post-2015

IDS Virtual Bulletin 4 (2013)

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


This is the image for IDS Virtual Bulletin 3, 'IDS on MDGs'.

IDS on MDGs

IDS Virtual Bulletin 3 (2013)

This Virtual Bulletin focuses on past articles that inform the debate about the MDGs from an historical perspective. More details


This is the cover of IDS Bulletin Vol 44.5-6, 'Whose Goals Count? Lessons for Setting the Next Development Goals'.

Whose Goals Count? Lessons for Setting the Next Development Goals

IDS Bulletin 44.5-6 (2013)

This IDS Bulletin compiles reflections from various actors on the core elements of the MDGs and also on topics not explicitly covered in them, such as governance, participation and infrastructure. More details


This is the cover to IDS Bulletin 44.4, 'China and Brazil in African Agriculture'

China and Brazil in African Agriculture

IDS Bulletin 44.4 (2013)

This IDS Bulletin examines Brazilian and Chinese agricultural development cooperation in Africa. More details


This is the cover image for IDS Bulletin 44.3, 'Seeing the Unseen: Breaking the Logjam of Undernutrition in Pakistan.

Seeing the Unseen: Breaking the Logjam of Undernutrition in Pakistan

IDS Bulletin 44.3 (2013)

After a lost decade, there is clearly a groundswell of momentum for nutrition in Pakistan, driven by a confluence of policy, evidence and events. This momentum needs to be sustained at the national level, reinforced at the provincial and sub-provincial levels, and converted into action. More details


This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 44.2, 'Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable'.

Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable

IDS Bulletin 44.2 (2013)

Developing real time information streams is about new ways of collecting traditional data, and of facilitating the sharing of existing data and knowledge across sectors and institutions. More details


This is the image for IDS Bulletin 44.1, 'Piecing it Together: Post-Conflict Security in an Africa of Networked,
Multilevel Governance'.

Piecing it Together: Post-Conflict Security in an Africa of Networked, Multilevel Governance

IDS Bulletin 44.1 (2013)

How do, could and should institutions responsible for security and the management of conflict in Tropical African societies respond to violent conflict? More details


This is the image for IDS Bulletin 43.6, 'Young People and Agriculture in Africa'.

Young People and Agriculture in Africa

IDS Bulletin 43.6 (2012)

The articles in this IDS Bulletin are drawn from the conference on 'Young People, Farming and Food' in Accra, Ghana. This conference examined how young people engage with the agri-food sector in Africa and how research findings were being integrated into policy processes. More details


This is the image for the 2nd IDS Virtual Bulletin, 'Ending Hunger and Malnutrition.

Ending Hunger and Malnutrition

IDS Virtual Bulletin 2 (2012)

The first article in this virtual IDS Bulletin is by Michael Lipton and dates from 1982. In that year the WHO stunting rate for children of preschool age in sub-Saharan Africa was 39 per cent. In 2012 the rate is still 39 per cent. More details


Front cover for IDS Bulletin 43.5 New roles for communication in development? September 2012

New Roles for Communication in Development?

IDS Bulletin 43.5 (2012)

This Bulletin explores the significant shift in the landscape of research communications in development in recent years and how this might give us new understandings of what drives social change and policy influence. More details


This is the image for IDS Bulletin SP1, 'Standing on the Threshold: Food Justice in India'.

Standing on the Threshold: Food Justice in India

IDS Bulletin Special Issue (2012)

India stands on the threshold of potentially the largest step toward food justice the world has ever seen, as the National Food Security Bill works its way through parliament with a view to being passed during its current term period, covering about 70 per cent of households. More details


This is the image for IDS Bulletin 43.4 'Hybrid Security Orders in Sub-Saharan Africa'.

Hybrid Security Orders in Sub-Saharan Africa

IDS Bulletin 43.4 (2012)

This IDS Bulletin focuses on both formal and informal governance mechanisms which characterise African security systems. More details


This is the image for IDS Bulletin 43.3, 'Action Research in Development'.

Action Research for Development and Social Change

IDS Bulletin 43.3 (2012)

Contributors to this IDS Bulletin reflect on both the theory and the practice of action research for development and social change, as we engage in it today. More details


This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 43.2 ' ‘Some for All?’ Politics and Pathways in Water and Sanitation'.

'Some for All?' Politics and Pathways in Water and Sanitation

IDS Bulletin 43.2 (2012)

This IDS Bulletin looks back at the legacy of the UN’s New Delhi 1990 global consultation and the Dublin Conference that followed, assessing their meaning and significance, and challenging the wider global water and sanitation community to rethink approaches and emphases, shifting from targets and pronouncement to sustainability and local knowledge. More details


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