Why learn at IDS

We work with individuals and organisations at the forefront of social change

Together, we can influence social change for better lives globally.

The Institute of Development Studies delivers world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally.

Through equitable and sustainable partnerships, we work with governments, UN agencies, philanthropic organisations, non-governmental and civil society organisations, universities, and independent consultants to transform approaches to progressive social, political, and economic change in ways that ultimately make a positive difference to people’s lives.