Annual review

This year’s Annual Review reflects our unique approach to development through ‘engaged excellence’. In a year that has seen some important geo-political shifts, our focus on generating, sharing and applying rigorous evidence to nurture lively and open debate and to track and challenge power relations actively, has never seemed so vital.

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The IDS Annual Review 2018 provides an overview of our values, work and approach, together with reflections from our Director on how far we have come and where we are heading.

Partnerships at the heart of transformative change

Discover how we are strengthening our strategic partnerships in research and mutual learning to cocreate and share high quality knowledge. See our partnering values in practice and examples of how we work in partnership.

World-class learning

Ranked first in the world for development studies, see how we are supporting the next generation of development leaders to fulfil their potential and help achieve positive and transformative change for everyone, everywhere.

Addressing the three defining challenges of our era

Read how our work is contributing to debates, policy and practice focused on tackling the defining challenges of our era – reducing inequalities, accelerating sustainability and building and inclusive societies.

Download the Annual Review 2018

A strategy for an uncertain world

At IDS we know that we cannot afford to be complacent. Our world is one of rapid change, contradictions and uncertainties, and major interconnected challenges, which look set to intensify into the future. Find out about how IDS will meet the defining challenges of our era in the IDS Strategy 2015-20 ‘Engaged Excellence for Global Development’.