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IDS Director attends 2019 Sustainable Development Forum in Beijing

Around 600 participants from governments, academia and businesses across China and internationally gathered together in Beijing to discuss accelerating progress against the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals).  The conference also hosted the launch of...

30 October 2019

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Celebrating the Sanitation Learning Hub’s new lease of life

For over ten years, IDS’s Sanitation Learning Hub (previously known as the CLTS Knowledge Hub) has been supporting learning and sharing within the international sanitation and hygiene sector, using innovative participatory approaches. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency...

22 October 2019

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DFID funds programme on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

The majority of children’s work in Africa is within the agricultural sector. However, there is insufficient evidence on the prevalence of harmful children’s work across different agricultural value chains, farming systems and agro-ecologies. Furthermore, little is understood about the...

16 October 2019

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National conference to discuss future of farm workers in South Africa

A major conference will bring together farm workers, academics, activists, farmers and government officials to discuss how to tackle the persistent problem of hunger amongst farmworkers in South Africa.  The conference is being hosted by IDS Research Fellow and South Africa-UK Bilateral...

14 October 2019

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IDS releases its Annual Review 2019

The Institute of Development Studies has published its Annual Review 2019. The Review presents our progress over the past year and illustrates how we are helping to create more equal and sustainable societies. https://youtu.be/v6Iy7HTh5BE Download the IDS Annual Review 2019 Introducing the...

1 October 2019

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Vestibule of Peace: New peacebuilding initiative in Mali launched

The Malian Action-Research Institute for Peace (IMRAP) in partnership with Interpeace, the Institute for Development Studies and Humanity United officially launch their project Vestibule of Peace – A multi-stakeholder initiative for peacebuilding in Mali.  This launch is sponsored by the...

26 September 2019

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Researchers express dismay at prize awarded to Narendra Modi

An international group of researchers, led by IDS Professorial Fellow Professor Lyla Mehta have expressed their dismay that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being honoured with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Goalkeepers Global Goals award, in recognition of the sanitation...

26 September 2019

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IDS welcomes new master’s cohort from over 60 countries

This week, we are super excited to welcome nearly 300 students from 60 countries to study our master’s degrees in international development. For those students about to embark on this great adventure, here are a few pointers… Message from our Director of Teaching and Learning, Linda...

25 September 2019

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Social science research critical to tackle climate change

On the 23 September, the United Nations hosts the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York, designed to accelerate the commitments made by nations in the Paris Agreement and re-energise the urgent need to tackle the pressing challenge of our time – climate change. At IDS, research has been...

23 September 2019