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Providing research and knowledge for more equitable and sustainable societies

IDS is at the forefront of international development. Working with partners around the world, we are transforming global knowledge to bring about equitable and sustainable societies where everyone, everywhere can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice.

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Latest publications

Journal Article

Principles for Knowledge Co-production in Sustainability Research

Nature Sustainability

Research practice, funding agencies and global science organisations suggest that research aimed at addressing sustainability challenges is most effective when ‘co-produced’ by academics and non-academics. Co-production promises to address the complex nature of contemporary sustainability...

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Melissa Leach & 3 others

20 January 2020

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Our research programmes and centres are sustained research enterprises on a specific topic. They typically involve multiple projects and partner organisations.

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Projects

We work on a diverse and exciting array of projects to shape positive change at local, national and global levels.

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Postgraduate courses

PhD by research

Doctoral research is a vital part of IDS. Grow your academic career and make a real difference in bringing about transformative change.

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Professional development courses

Training and short courses on a range of themes for those working within and beyond the international development sector.

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