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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

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Statement on the impact evaluation of Millennium Villages Project

An independent impact evaluation of a Millennium Villages Project (MVP) covering 35 villages in Northern Ghana was led by Itad in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Participatory Development Associates Ghana (PDA Ghana). The Millennium Villages in Northern Ghana...

14 October 2018

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IDS welcomes UK government commitment to tackle modern slavery and child labour

In a speech at the UN General Assembly, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt MP will announce a range of new initiatives that will improve understanding of the factors that drive modern slavery and the worst forms of child labour and develop...

24 September 2018