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Pioneering architect Yasmeen Lari to deliver IDS Annual Lecture 2022

Pakistan architect Yasmeen Lari will discuss her self-build, zero carbon, affordable structures, which are now providing emergency shelter after the devastating Pakistan floods. The Institute of Development Studies is proud to announce that Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female...

29 September 2022

News

IDS and Fundación Paraguaya announce Memorandum of Understanding

IDS and Fundación Paraguaya have this month signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), cementing the growing relationship and collaboration between both organisations. Fundación Paraguaya is a Paraguayan non-governmental organization renowned globally for its work around social...

29 September 2022

News

IDS anticipates the buzz of a brand-new cohort

There’s an atmosphere of excited anticipation at IDS, as we prepare to welcome an intake of over 200 new students from around the world to study our master’s degrees in international development. Throughout the pandemic IDS has sought to deliver excellent teaching whilst also putting in...

16 September 2022

News

The need for rapid evidence and learning in times of crisis

The Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) Programme is hosting an event on 21 September to discuss the importance of putting evidence into action during turbulent times. Crisis and complexity define the current political, social, and economic landscape. Increased global...

13 September 2022

News

Discussing how to mainstream water into climate policy this World Water Week

The increased frequency and severity of droughts across Europe, the Arab region, and the Horn of Africa illustrate that climate and water are inextricably linked. This World Water Week, we must consider how to mainstream water into climate policy in the run-up to COP27. To reflect on this...

22 August 2022

Opinion

Opinion

Natasha Maru on pastoralism and temporality in Kutch

Natasha Maru worked with pastoralists in the Kutch region of Gujarat during her doctoral research with the PASTRES programme. In this video, she talks about the focus of her study and the methods she used, which pay attention to the relationships between mobility and time.

30 September 2022

Opinion

Pressing for global action on antimicrobial resistance

In an address to the 2022 World Antimicrobial Resistance Congress in Washington D.C. in September, Xavier Becerra, United States Secretary for Health and Human Services, described antimicrobial resistance as “…the second punch [after Covid-19] that gets those who are least prepared, the most...

27 September 2022