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IDS and WWF call for urgent trade policy that protects both people and nature

A new policy paper by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and WWF-UK highlights the need for aligned policy on trade and farming reform to help drive the global transition to better farming systems. The Ukrainian crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of the global food system, raising...

2 February 2023

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‘Shameful’ reduction in FCDO spending on global health research

Figures released from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) reveal that the total spend on global health research by the FCDO’s central Research and Evidence Directorate was dramatically reduced last year (2021/22). The figures published in answer to a written...

19 January 2023

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IDS response to new International Science Partnership Fund

The UK’s Minister of State for Science, Research and Innovation, George Freeman MP, has today announced a new International Science Partnership Fund, with an initial £119 million to support its researchers in collaborating with scientists around the world. The fund, distributed from the...

14 December 2022

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New study shows poorest households trapped in digital poverty cycle

As the UK's cost of living crisis bites, new research shows that 1 in 10 of England’s poorest households (9%) reduce spending on food or clothes to afford phone or home internet, whilst almost 1 in 5 (17%) run out of data before the end of each month. With many essential services now digital...

4 August 2022

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Sexual harassment common among young women workers in Bangladesh

New research reveals that young female workers (aged 18 to 24) in Bangladesh often experience sexual harassment at work, but their concerns about it are going ignored. Most do not dare to challenge men when witnessing or experiencing sexual harassment because of feelings of shame, and a lack of...

24 May 2022

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IDS comments on new UK International Development Strategy

The UK’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has today announced the long-awaited Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) new International Development Strategy. The strategy sets out the Government’s future approach to international development, prioritising investment...

16 May 2022

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IPCC reports on climate mitigation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today published its  Sixth Assessment Report on the mitigation of climate change. Written by leading climate scientists from around the world, it details the progress made in limiting global emissions and the available mitigation...

7 April 2022