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IDS Director receives Lucy Mair Medal for Applied Anthropology

IDS Director, Melissa Leach has been awarded the Lucy Mair Medal 2019 for Applied Anthropology. The Medal, conferred by the Royal Anthropological Institute, honours excellence in the application of anthropology to the relief of poverty and distress, and to the active recognition of human...

17 June 2019

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Holistic parenting education improves infant brain development

Failure to support healthy brain development can result in life-long consequences. With training, parents can become even more effective providers of the care and stimulation that babies and young children need to develop properly. Launched today, research conducted in Ngororero District,...

10 June 2019

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IDS Director calls out unfair and damaging visa system

IDS Director, Professor Melissa Leach, has highlighted how a prejudiced UK visa system that is refusing visas for African researchers is undermining international collaborations and efforts to tackle global challenges such as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

10 June 2019

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IDS Strategy 2020-25 Development: Your Views Needed

As we move towards the five year anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals), the Institute has begun the process of developing its next five year strategy and is thinking hard about how it can contribute to accelerating much...

3 June 2019

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Recommendations for G20 on achieving Universal Health Coverage

Recommendations from a group of health experts, including IDS Research Fellow Dr Gerald Bloom, highlight the vital role that the G20, who are due to gather in Japan in June 2019, can play in achieving universal health coverage (UHC).  UHC is a key target articulated in the United Global Goals...

24 May 2019

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Sir David Attenborough backs new report on plastic pollution

Sir David Attenborough has backed a new report revealing the stark health impacts of plastic pollution and rubbish on world’s poorest people.  The report has been co-authored by international relief and development agency Tearfund, conservation charity Fauna and Flora International, IDS and...

14 May 2019

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Ian Scoones wins Ester Boserup prize

The 2019 Ester Boserup prize for research on development has been awarded to Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at IDS and co-director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) STEPS Centre. The Ester Boserup prize is ‘awarded to a scholar whose research has improved and deepened...

25 April 2019