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We convene a wide range of debates, seminars and lectures that bring together multiple perspectives  on development issues and challenges.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event

Nuggets, Smoking Guns, and the Wild West of Evaluation

In recent years, international development programmes have increasingly sought to address complex problems, and this has led to growing demand for "complexity-aware" approaches to monitoring and evaluation. One key area of this frontier is the family of approaches known as theory-based...

3 December 2020

Event Series

Event series

Conflict, Violence and Development Seminar Series

The IDS Conflict, Violence and Development seminar series focuses on mass violent conflicts as well as every day forms of insecurity, looking at their relationship with poverty and development. It provides a forum to discuss the Institute's work in this area, as well as some exciting work on...

Past Events

Past Event

The visible hand: development banks in transition

14th AFD International Research Conference on Development This Open Discussion Days sessions are an open invite event over two days, 9 to 10 November. The event is part of the first global summit of Public Development Banks, The Visible Hand: Development Banks in Transition, running from 3 to...

From 9 November 2020 until 10 November 2020

Past Event

Re-imagining health systems for better health and social justice

We are pleased to announce that registration to the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) is now open. The Symposium will bring together over 2,000 policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from more than 100 countries to explore how we can build health systems which...

From 8 November 2020 until 12 November 2020