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Disability project led by IDS scholarship graduate wins Google Impact prize

Project Enable Africa has won 'The Google Impact Challenge Nigeria' prize in recognition of its work to promote the access of persons with disabilities and their caregivers to information and communication technologies (ICTs) skills and opportunities. The winning project is led by Project...

10 December 2018


Learning from rapid change in a warming world

A new initiative to gather stories of rapid change is launched on 3 December, at the start of COP24, the UN’s annual global conference on climate change. The Rapid Transition Alliance (RTA) explores the lessons from changes – over a scale of five to ten years – that represent...

3 December 2018


Tackle underemployment AND unemployment in Africa argues IDS Bulletin

As 12 million young people enter the African labour force each year, there are only 3 million new jobs for them (pdf). The major challenge is not just about creating enough jobs for them, but on creating ‘decent’ jobs, argues the new IDS bulletin. The...

28 November 2018


Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development: Book launches in Japan

As part of book launches of the Japanese edition of Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development, STEPS Centre Director Ian Scoones will be giving two talks in Japan. The talks explore the linkages between livelihoods and agrarian political economy and the links between a politically-informed...

23 November 2018


University of Sussex Masters and PhD Open Evenings

The University of Sussex Master and PhD Open Evening takes place on Wednesday 21 November and provides an excellent opportunity to meet academics and current students and find out more about our Masters courses and research opportunities. Book your place online Wednesday 21 November...

12 November 2018


Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – Synergies and Tensions

Three years into the global commitment to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and ‘leave no one behind’, it’s time to take stock. What progress has been made? What are the synergies or trade-offs between them? Do they still make sense? What will it take to achieve the...

30 October 2018


IDS research collaboration on peacebuilding in Myanmar wins award

IDS, in partnership with Adapt Peacebuilding and Myanmar’s Relief Action Network for IDP’s and Refugees (RANIR), has won a United States Government award for its participatory action research work in Kachin, a highly conflict-affected region of northern Myanmar. Winning case, Seeing in...

26 October 2018


IDS alum Ahmed Shide appointed Ethiopia’s Finance Minister

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed IDS alum Ahmed Shide as Finance Minister.   Ahmed Shide previously served as deputy minister of finance and government spokesman. He will be tasked with fulfilling Ethiopia's ambitions as an export...

19 October 2018


World Food Prize 2018 awarded to former IDS Director

IDS would like to congratulate Drs Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro for winning the 2018 World Food Prize. Their work has had a significant impact on improving mother and children’s nutrition in the child’s first 1000 days of life and contributed to the reduction in levels of stunting in...

18 October 2018