During the past year, international development has involved grappling with a series of dramatic social and political shifts. We have seen the the rise of right-wing populism, huge protest movements despite shrinking civil society spaces, and action on major global challenges such as climate change, urbanisation and health epidemics. Amidst this shifting context, our work continues to bring important new evidence, insights and engagement that is contributing to the creation of more equal and sustainable societies. The 2019 Annual Review presents our progress over the past year.
Highlights of IDS work over the past 12 months include:
- Strengthening women’s roles in politics and work in South Asia
- Generating new insights on agriculture as a pathway from poverty in Africa
- Building capacity to ensure smart, sustainable and inclusive cities
- Bringing much-needed rigour to debates on China’s Belt and Road Initiative
- Award-winning action research for peace-building in Myanmar
- Generating new evidence on how to improve wellbeing for urban refugees and their hosts
- Supporting mutual learning and accountability for universal health coverage
The Annual Review offers readers the opportunity to:
- Get an overview of our values, strategic goals and approach which includes our distinctive commitment to ‘engaged excellence’ across all that we do.
- See concrete examples of how our work is making a difference to debates, policy and practice, and how we are contributing to transformations that reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build inclusive and secure societies.
- Discover how we are strengthening our global partnerships for research and mutual learning, and supporting the next generation of development leaders.