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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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IDS Annual Review 2021–22

IDS Annual Review

It has been a year marked by conflict, climate change, and Covid-19 – intersecting crises that intensify and entrench longer-term vulnerabilities. As we highlight in the IDS 2021–22 Annual Review, these uncertain times demand that development research be done differently, with new...

20 September 2022


Pathways to Impact in the Pandemic

Covid Collective Helpdesk Report 10

This report is based on an analysis of 90 research projects supported by the Covid Collective, COVID CIRCLE, and Covid Response for Equity (CORE) initiatives. It provides an overview and insight into how different funders and initiatives were working to facilitate change in the context of the...

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Joe Taylor & 3 others

14 September 2022


Social Protection Intervention: Evaluation Research Design

CLARISSA Research and Evidence Paper 3

This paper describes the research design for investigating and evaluating the Child Labour: Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia (CLARISSA) social protection cash-plus intervention in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Giel Ton & 3 others

13 September 2022

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Contribution Analysis for Impact Evaluation (online)

Learn how to design your impact evaluations more effectively using a contribution analysis approach.

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