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Free online course on Pathways to Sustainability launched

21 Jun 2017 The ESRC STEPS Centre has launched a new online learning website for self-study and use in teaching. More details

IDS Director appointed CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

16 Jun 2017 Professor Leach’s contribution to social sciences recognised in Queen’s Honours List More details

Livestock trading Kenya - Bernard Bett

Researchers say One Health only way to tackle animal-to-human diseases

14 Jun 2017 Infectious diseases traceable to animals are driven by climate change, land-use change and the massive expansion of towns and cities, according to contributors to a paper in a major new output from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, a STEPS Centre (IDS/University of Sussex) led project. More details

Nigeria, Lagos. Fashion designer Ejioro Amos Tafiri, 28, in her busy workshop as she and her team produce her latest colletion for Lagos Fashion and Design Week. 
Credit: Andrew Esiebo / Panos

New perspectives on Africa’s youth employment challenge highlight need to rethink current policies

13 Jun 2017 At a time when the youth employment challenge is worsening in Africa, authors of a new IDS Bulletin provide some much needed scrutiny of conventional policy approaches to youth unemployment and highlight the need to rethink interventions on training, migration, non-farm employment and entrepreneurship. More details
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Robin Murray

31 May 2017 It was with huge sadness that we received the news about Robin Murray’s untimely death at the weekend. More details

Achim Steiner speaking at STEPS Annual Lecture 2017
Photo by Sarah King (IDS)

Doomed to Fail or Bound to Succeed? SDGs and the Green Economy

24 May 2017 Achim Steiner, incoming director of the UN Development Programme, discusses the role of Sustainable Development Goals in focusing action around the world on green transformations. More details

Image: ‘Nigeria, Gwoza, Borno State: Sheets dry on a burnt out car in a school yard. The army ousted Boko Haram from the town in 2015. However, it was left largely destroyed and there is little food and almost no access to medical facilities. Humanitarian organisations can currently only reach the town by helicopter making its reconstruction almost impossible.’ Credit: Sven Torfinn / Panos

Effective responses to violence require greater attention to security in the vernacular, say IDS researchers

11 May 2017 In a new special issue of the journal Peacebulding IDS researchers call for policymakers and practitioners to rethink security, peacebuilding and violence reduction in the light of Sustainable Development Goal 16 on ‘promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development’. More details

HSG-AHPSR Short film

New film advocates for health policy and systems research

09 May 2017 A new film by Health Systems Global and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research shows the vital role health policy and systems research (HPSR) plays in building stronger and more equitable health systems around the world. More details

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Ian Scoones receives European Research Council Advanced Grant

02 May 2017 The European Research Council has awarded one of its prestigious Advanced Grants to IDS research fellow, Professor Ian Scoones. Based at the STEPS centre, Ian will take this opportunity to build upon his earlier work on pastoralism in Africa and share lessons from the margins to address global challenges. More details

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