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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

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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

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IDS alum appointed chair of international health society

Professor Asha George, a former IDS PhD researcher has been appointed as Chair of Health Systems Global - the first international membership organisation fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. Where next for Health Systems Global (HSG)? The...

17 October 2018

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Statement on the impact evaluation of Millennium Villages Project

An independent impact evaluation of a Millennium Villages Project (MVP) covering 35 villages in Northern Ghana was led by Itad in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Participatory Development Associates Ghana (PDA Ghana).  The Millennium Villages in Northern...

14 October 2018

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New guide to Transformation Labs published

The STEPS Centre and its partners have published a new guide to T-Labs (Transformation Labs). The 40-page guide draws on lessons from the Pathways Network, a project investigating new approaches for transformations to sustainability. Since 2016, the Pathways Network has convened T-Labs to...

5 October 2018

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Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation Published

An independent impact evaluation of a Millennium Villages Project (MVP) covering 35 villages in Northern Ghana finds that limited impacts relating to the Millennium Development Goals were achieved. The evaluation, led by Itad in partnership with the Institute of Development...

18 September 2018

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Authoritarian populism is on the rise, claiming support from rural areas.

A new resource hosted by OpenDemocracy explores how authoritarian populism has taken hold, and how rural people are responding to it. A series of videos and articles features perspectives from scholars and activists from around the world. Authoritarian populism. Illustration: Boy...

18 September 2018