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Tanzania makes great strides to tackle hunger and undernutrition

25 May 2018 Launched today, the Global Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI-Global) and HANCI-Africa show that the Tanzanian and Sudanese Governments, alongside many other countries are putting in place important efforts address hunger and undernutrition. More details

The Humanitarian–Development Nexus

22 May 2018 A Sussex Development Lecture series, convened senior humanitarian and development leaders, practitioners and academics, to cast a critical light on the shifting relationships between humanitarian aid and development, exploring how they can work better together. More details

Peter Piot to deliver the IDS Annual Lecture 2018

21 May 2018 With nearly two million people newly infected with HIV in 2016 and one million AIDS-related deaths in the same year, the end of AIDS remains elusive. Professor Peter Piot, will deliver the IDS Annual Lecture 2018 on ‘Can we end the aids epidemic? The need for a development approach’. More details

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Inclusive, participatory approaches key to breaking cycles of bonded labour

17 May 2018 Across the world millions of adults and children are caught in the modern slavery trap of bonded labour – forced to work under terrible conditions to pay off debt owed to moneylenders. A new briefing provides insight into appropriate policy interventions and future directions for research in to bonded labour in India and Nepal. More details

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Call for Papers: IDS Bulletin on Sexual Harassment and Accountability

17 May 2018 This is a call for papers for a special issue of the IDS Bulletin which will be looking at how accountability for addressing sexual harassment actually works on the ground. This call is open to scholars, practitioners, policy experts and activists, and we welcome contributions from around the world, and are particularly interested a focus in difficult, challenging contexts. This IDS Bulletin is being produced as part of the Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) programme. More details

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Refugees and hosts suffer due to ‘illegal’ living, shows new research

03 May 2018 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 alongside them, finds new research by the Institute of Development Studies, ACTED Lebanon and Impact Initiatives, with support from independent local and University of Sussex based academic advisors. More details

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Towards accountability for health equity: galvanising a movement for UHC

03 May 2018 To mark the launch of the new IDS Bulletin on Accountability for Health Equity, and to consider the key learning and implications for actions to achieve Universal Health Coverage, UHC2030 and IDS announce a new webinar on 17 May. More details
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IDS and University of the West Indies build links for future collaboration

30 Apr 2018 IDS and the University of the West Indies - Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) - have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the University’s annual conference on ‘Sustainable Futures for the Caribbean: Critical interventions and the 2030 agenda’. More details

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Leveraging the transformational potential of health innovations for UHC

17 Apr 2018 How can we leverage the transformational potential of these innovations and accelerate progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage in low and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa? More details

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IDS alumnus Mamunur Rahman shortlisted for British Council award

17 Apr 2018 IDS and Sussex alumnus Mamunur Rahman has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Council Alumni Award in the South Asia regional Social Impact Category. The Award recognises the outstanding achievements of alumni with a UK higher education whose work has positively changed their society or community. More details

INDONESIA Jakarta. Man in a wooden boat navigating a polluted waterway backed by wooden slum housing, in contrast to the high rise appartment buildings visible behind.
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IDS Fellow appointed Challenge Leader for Global Challenges Research Fund

16 Apr 2018 UK Research and Innovation has appointed IDS Fellow Jaideep Gupte to one of nine ‘Challenge Leader’ posts to help direct the work of a £1.5bn government research fund. More details

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Top spring reading recommendations

09 Apr 2018 For student’s mid-way through their international development courses and for anyone with an interest in development studies we have put together a selection of recently published titles and some from our history which reflect a wide range of themes in development studies. More details

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IDS and partner research highlights barriers to women’s empowerment

05 Apr 2018 IDS and partners took the twin opportunities of International Women’s Day and the Commission on the Status of Women to share research highlighting key barriers to women and girls being empowered, particularly around unpaid care, decent work and life choices. More details

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IDS alum elected President of Costa Rica

04 Apr 2018 Carlos Alvarado Quesada, a former MA student at IDS wins the presidential election held in Costa Rica. More details

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