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Sir Richard Jolly pays tribute to Paul Streeten, former acting IDS Director

Professor Paul Streeten, died peacefully earlier this month, aged 101, in his home in Princeton in the US. He was the acting Director of IDS in 1967-68, before Dudley Seers became Director. As a young man Paul was active in underground left wing politics in Austria, his country of birth, but...

11 January 2019


IDS Research Fellow joins International Peacekeeping Editorial Board

Research Fellow, Dr Jeremy Allouche has been appointed to the Editorial Board of International Peacekeeping, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Taylor and Francis. Established in 1994, International Peacekeeping was the first scholarly journal devoted to studying the growing...

9 January 2019


IDS alumni Melanie Robinson appointed as the new UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe

Melanie Robinson, who studied at IDS from 1999 – 2001 for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Development, has been appointed as the new UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe. After graduating from IDS, Melanie worked in a variety of positions for the Department for International...

7 January 2019


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