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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

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Syrian refugees and Lebanese hosts suffering because of ‘illegal’ living

Syrian refugees prevented legal residency by complex bureaucracy and prohibitive costs are struggling in poor, makeshift housing not officially recognised by the Lebanese authorities. This ‘illegal’ living is taking its toll on both Syrian refugees and the local Lebanese communities living...

4 May 2018

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Research sheds light on question of child marriage always being wrong

Legislating 18 as a minimum age for marriage ignores the reality of why many young girls marry. Ahead of the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women (CSW62) meeting in New York, research from a leading UK university indicates that marriage practices, conditions of poverty and limited prospects...

19 March 2018

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IDS ranked in top two of international development think tanks

For immediate release, Friday 2 February, 2018 The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has been ranked second out of 132 international development think tanks in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, moving up two places from it’s ranking in the 2016 index. The Institute has also...

2 February 2018

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Launch of the Ethiopian Tax Research Network

Launch of the Ethiopian Tax Research Network September 20th 9am – 5pm at the Capital Hotel, Addis Ababa Following the third international Financing for Development Conference, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The first action area, outlined...

20 September 2017