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How women access and use energy is vital for achieving gender equality

Ahead of International Women's Day, a new IDS Bulletin shares important evidence on how understanding and acting on the differences between women and men in how they access and use energy  is vital for achieving both gender equality and SDG7, sustainable energy for all.

26 February 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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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IDS ranked best international development policy think tank

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has been ranked as best international development policy think tank in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The ranking puts IDS above Brookings Institution and the German Development Institute, in an index that includes more than 131 think...

31 January 2020

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Support for researchers and students arrested in Pakistan

Staff at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) have expressed their solidarity with researchers and students, including IDS alum Ammar Rashid (2011-12 MA Development Studies), who have been arrested in Pakistan following peaceful protests against the arrest of Pakistani political activist,...

31 January 2020

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Fifty years of research on pastoralism at IDS

Despite great efforts made to agree global goals for development, the world continues to be an uncertain, challenging environment for many people. This is true in some of the most challenging, marginal environments, where food and livelihoods rely on pastoralism – a way of life that revolves...

30 January 2020

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Professor Naila Kabeer awarded honorary degree

Professor Naila Kabeer, Emeritus Fellow, IDS was awarded an honorary degree from Sussex University at the recent winter graduation. Naila is a feminist economist who has spent her career focusing on individuals and groups in South Asia who are on the margins of their societies and...

27 January 2020

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Working across disciplines and sectors key to achieving Global Goals

Higher education must drive efforts to promote greater working across disciplines and sectors in order to generate the knowledge needed for meeting the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals) by 2030.  This is what IDS Director, Professor Melissa Leach told senior...

27 January 2020

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Graduation day for IDS students

Over 250 Masters students graduated from the Institute of Development Studies, who in partnership with the University of Sussex, is ranked number one in the world for development studies in the QS World University Rankings.  Students come to Brighton to study at IDS from around the world and...

23 January 2020