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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

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IDS response to Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

In response to continuing coverage of the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where there have been 823 confirmed and probable cases reported (as of 12th February 2019, with 517 people dying and 280 recovered), Professor Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development...

14 February 2019