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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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