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News

News

Political prisoners’ lives in danger as India’s Covid crisis worsens

As India passes 20 million reported Covid-19 cases, those in jail are at serious risk from contracting Covid-19 due to poor conditions and should be urgently released on humanitarian grounds, say Institute of Development Studies (IDS) researchers. This includes activist, researcher and former...

7 May 2021

News

Meet the new SSHAP Fellows

Meet the new Social Science Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) fellows from East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and Asia. The fellows will have the benefit of working closely with leading thinkers and practitioners from within the SSHAP partnership. SSHAP is delighted to launch its...

30 April 2021

News

New partnership launched for sustainable agriculture in Brazil

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) in Brazil. The MoU will open up new opportunities for collaborative research and policy impact across sustainable agriculture and food equity, building on IDS’...

28 April 2021

News

How innovations are improving the lives of people with disabilities

It is essential that we test new and innovative ways to reach people with disabilities in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. On World Creativity and Innovation Day, we are highlighting how Inclusive Futures is trialling new approaches to improve the lives of people with...

21 April 2021

News

Climate change risks flushing away global progress on sanitation

Increasingly frequent, extreme weather events linked to climate change are causing devastation to toilets, water supplies, waste systems and treatment facilities, threatening the health of some of the poorest people in the world.  In response to this crisis, researchers from the Sanitation...

15 April 2021

Opinion

Opinion

Decolonising the use of imagery at IDS

Every institution, be it the British Royal Family, the United Nations or a University are a product of the historical, cultural, and social spaces they inhabit. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is no exception. Our pedagogy, the research we conduct and the stories that we tell are all...

7 May 2021

Opinion

Realising true sustainability in new models of productivity

On Wednesday 21 April, the second National Congress of the Argentinean Society of Territorial Planning (SAPLAT) opened with the first debate on ‘Productive models: social inclusion, economy and environment’. Speakers were invited to address the pressing issue of how new models for growth can...

5 May 2021