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Sussex world’s best for development studies for fourth year running

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has been ranked first in the world for development studies in the QS University Rankings by Subject, together with the University of Sussex. Our degrees are delivered in partnership with the University of Sussex who support and accredit our teaching...

4 March 2020

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Researchers and policymakers gather to discuss tax and technology in Nigeria

On December 5 and 6th, members and stakeholders of the Nigerian Tax Research Network are gathered in Abuja for the Network’s third annual meeting on the theme “Revenue challenges online and offline: Bridging the digital divide in an analogue economy.” The theme of the meeting touches on...

5 December 2019

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Ethiopian Tax Research Network

Press Release – Researchers and policymakers to discuss reforms to Ethiopia’s tax system on Monday The Ethiopian government recently unveiled an ambitious “Homegrown Economic Reform” agenda, which, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said, “aims to propel Ethiopia into becoming the African...

15 November 2019

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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...

16 October 2019

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Local knowledge and ideas are key to action on climate disruption

Vulnerable coastal areas of South Asia face a ‘perfect storm’ of increasing climate uncertainties combined with threats to livelihoods from inequality, industrial development and marginalisation, according to an international team of researchers working with local partners in India and...

20 September 2019

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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...

8 August 2019