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The Prosperity Fund in Mexico – building partnerships to improve health

The Prosperity Fund’s Better Health Programme in Mexico aims to improve health care in the country by promoting a more inclusive and evidence-based response to the growing challenge of prevention, treatment and management of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. It is...

19 February 2020


Social dimensions of the COVID-19 outbreak in China and beyond

IDS Director Professor Melissa Leach and Research Fellow Dr Hayley MacGregor have been working with colleagues at the Wellcome Trust and the WHO on integrating social sciences into the COVID-19 response, as the virus continues to cause concern globally. A new report has now been published on...

18 February 2020


IDS at the World Urban Forum

We’re excited to be participating in the upcoming Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10). Convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the World Urban Forum has become the premier international gathering for addressing the challenges of sustainable...

5 February 2020


Telling international stories through podcasts

In recent years podcast popularity has exploded, and the medium has become a global phenomenon.  There are now over 7.1 million podcasts and listener numbers are rapidly growing, one in eight people in the UK listen to podcasts weekly and the trend is increasing globally. But why are podcasts...

4 February 2020

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Unfolding the history of international development

“History is necessary to understand the present, to speak truth to power, and to fuel hope – no matter how controversial and many times put under scrutiny – that, despite historical turnarounds, some form of progress exists, or will in the future, and that it is possible to be in a better...

19 February 2020