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New IDS research shows poorest households trapped in digital poverty cycle

As the UK's cost of living crisis bites, new research shows that 1 in 10 of England’s poorest households (9 percent) reduce spending on food or clothes to afford phone or home internet, whilst almost 1 in 5 (17 percent) run out of data before the end of each month. With many essential...

4 August 2022


IDS Staff pick their essential development books to read

For students looking to start their postgraduate degree in international development this autumn and for anyone with an interest in development studies, we have put together a selection of recently published books which IDS staff have recommended as essential reading. These books cover a...

3 August 2022


New podcast: Trade links for a new world

In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Fellow Amrita Saha interviews James Bacchus about his book: Trade Links: New Rules for a New World. James is a Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental...

29 July 2022


Development and trade at IDS

International trade and trade policy play a key role in contributing to improved livelihoods across the world. Yet it is well-established that trade generates winners and losers. Research has shown that despite the overall benefits from trade, trade can lead to increasing poverty or have...

27 July 2022


IDS welcomes the SPECTRA Art Collective

There are many unseen elements to any spectrum, and autism is no different. Navigating this world and society is a means of study for many within the autistic community. Why are things the way they are? What are the rules and governance structures that we must learn from the ground up? How do we...

26 July 2022


Celebrating the IDS Summer graduation

The IDS Summer graduation took place in Brighton on the 15 July and included 617 graduates from 42 different countries – and due to the disruptions of Covid-19 this included cohorts from 2020 and 2021 – making it our biggest graduation ceremony ever. Graduating can be one of life’s most...

20 July 2022


UN aid to Yemen judged ‘unacceptably poor’ by independent evaluation

An independent evaluation of the UN’s unprecedented humanitarian response in Yemen from 2015 to 2021 says the operation has saved lives, improved food security and reduced malnutrition, but overall it is critical of aid that was of “unacceptably poor quality”. Since war broke out in Yemen...

20 July 2022


Mobilising social science in epidemics: evidence from recent outbreaks

A team of researchers at IDS have edited a special issue of Anthropology in Action, bringing together a global team of anthropologists to reflect on and analyse the role of social science in epidemic response. ‘Operationalising Social Science for Epidemic Response’ builds on IDS’s...

18 July 2022


Celebrating our biggest IDS graduation ceremony ever!

This week, we mark the achievements of 617 IDS graduates – congratulations all! 617 graduates from 42 different countries Summer graduation is taking place at the Brighton Centre on 15 July and includes cohorts from 2020 and 2021 – making it our biggest graduation ceremony ever. Due...

14 July 2022


New exhibition from the ‘sinking islands’

A unique art exhibition exploring the responses of those living with environmental uncertainty in the Sundarbans of India is being hosted at IDS this week (5 to 10 July). It features artwork co-created by academics and community groups from the Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just...

5 July 2022