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Vice President of The Gambia visits Brighton to discuss the role of women in politics

Vice President of The Gambia, Isatou Touray, will visit Brighton this week to deliver the Institute of Development Studies Annual Lecture on Thursday 5 December. The lecture will discuss the role that women and young people played in The Gambia’s recent transformation from dictatorship to...

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New research program to investigate digital financial services, digital ID and taxation

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) has been granted $4.5 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a 3-year research and capacity building program on tax in relation to digital financial services, and their use, as well as digital ID infrastructure, in...

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Developing countries at risk of being left behind in global tax reform, say researchers

Today, the G20 Finance Ministers are meeting in Washington D.C. to consider the OECD’s proposal for a “unified approach” to update international corporate tax rules for the digital era. Following its publication last week, the proposal was described as stunning, revolutionary, and a...

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Action on children’s harmful work in African Agriculture

Identifying and reducing children’s harmful work in African agriculture is the aim of a new project led by the Institute of Development Studies and partners, announced today.  Awarded £8.3million over seven years, the research programme will initially focus on children and their families...

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IDS response to reports criticising microfinance that are exploiting the poor

In response to report from Cambodian human rights groups LICADHO and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) highlighting how microfinance loans designed to help the poorest in Cambodia are actually leaving them in greater debt or forced to sell land, IDS research fellow and microfinance expert Phil Mader...

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Sir David Attenborough backs new report revealing stark health impacts of plastic pollution and rubbish on world’s poorest people

Report by Tearfund, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the Institute of Development Studies and WasteAid highlights stark health impacts of plastic pollution and rubbish on the world’s poorest people.

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‘Global Britain’ should be strengthening not retreating from international cooperation

IDS responds to Taxpayers' Alliance report that calls for the UK to reduce its aid spending through multilateral institutions

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Wellcome Trust grant to create new legacy for the British Library of Development Studies

University of Sussex has been awarded a Wellcome Trust grant of over £400,000 to improve the accessibility of the British Library of Development Studies (BLDS) will be jointly managed with the Institute of Development Studies.

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Cash transfers no silver bullet in the quest for gender equality

IDS researchers at this year's Commission on the Status of Women highlight limitations of cash transfers in achivieving women's empowerment if not linked to adequate public services or infrastructure

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