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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event

Decolonizing Humanitarian Action: A multiplicity of meanings, modes and methods

The movement to decolonise humanitarian action is gaining critical momentum. Join us for a webinar led by fellows from the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform to get beyond the buzzwords and explore the multiple and emerging meanings, modes and methods for decolonising aid and...

14 December 2023

Upcoming Event

Pathways to Development Conference

The second Path2Dev Conference 2023 will be held from the 18 to 19 December 2023, at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. We invite submissions of original research papers, paper sessions, and panel sessions on the theme of Inequalities and Social Justice. The work...

From 18 December 2023 until 19 December 2023

Event Series

Event series

IDS Annual Lecture

Each year we invite a prominent speaker on international development to give the IDS Annual Lecture. These events are open to the public and available to attend in person and watch online. Past speakers include the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, world-renown...

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

Mobilising knowledge in emergencies with care and intent

A new issue of the IDS Bulletin, Knowledge in Times of Crisis: Transforming research to policy approaches, provides unique insights from a diverse group of Southern research organisations belonging to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supported, Covid-19 Responses for Equity...

23 November 2023

Past Event

Rethinking Tax Registration: Stumbling Blocks and Building Blocks

Revenue administrations have recently been investing significant efforts into registering a large number of new taxpayers, in the broader quest to formalise the informal sector. But have these efforts been effective in increasing revenue and improving administration? The ICTD hosted a webinar...

15 November 2023

Past Event

IDS Annual Lecture

IDS Annual Lecture with Karuna Nundy

Karuna Nundy’s IDS Annual Lecture is entitled ‘Gender, Justice and Joy: Legal travels through the patriarchy, suppressed speech and corporate crime’. She reflects on how patriarchal laws have travelled across the globe alongside colonialism, how women’s activism comes into conflict with...

14 November 2023

Past Event

Exhibition: Uncertain worlds

Seven stories about living with uncertainty What are you uncertain about? If you can’t control or predict the future, how can you prepare for it? Uncertainty can be scary, but can it also be a source of hope or opportunity? In this exhibition, visitors are invited to explore seven...

From 25 October 2023 until 29 October 2023