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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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Journal Article

China’s Role in Africa’s Energy Transition: a Critical Review of its Intensity, Institutions, and Impacts

Energy Research & Social Science;Volume 68, October 2020, 101578

China is playing an ever important role in Africa's energy transition, mainly via its massive investment and loans on various energy infrastructure projects ranging from extractive activities in oil and gas industries, power generation facilities including both traditional and renewable energy...

1 October 2020

Journal Article

Resource Warfare, Pacification and the Spectacle of ‘Green’ Development: Logics of Violence in Engineering Extraction in Southern Madagascar

Political Geography Vol 81

Bringing political ecology's concern with the critical politics of nature and resource violence into dialogue with key debates in political geography, critical security studies and research on the geographies and phenomenology of violence and warfare, this paper explores strategies ‘from...

Yvonne Orengo

1 August 2020

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