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UK-Africa Investment Summit – Five principles for a progressive trade policy

Today the UK Government is hosting the UK-Africa Investment Summit, which aims to promote the UK as a key investment partner for Africa and ‘create new lasting partnerships that will deliver more investment, jobs and growth.’ Researchers at IDS have been looking at the benefits and risks of...

20 January 2020


The IDS Bulletin – transforming development knowledge for a new decade

The IDS Bulletin is the flagship journal from the Institute of Development Studies , bringing together the latest thinking and research from IDS and its partners and presenting this in an accessible way for development practitioners, policymakers and researchers. Since 1968 it has covered...

15 January 2020


Support for staff and students at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Staff at the Institute of Development Studies have expressed their solidarity with staff and students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India, following recent violence there. They are greatly concerned by the unprecedented violence unleashed by masked groups targeting students and staff...

8 January 2020


Participate in the 2020 Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

In November 2020, IDS, and over 2,000 fellow members and partners from over 140 countries will meet in Dubai for the biennial Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (#HSR2020). The Symposium is co-sponsored by Health Systems Global (HSG) – the international membership society for...

7 January 2020


Global Development: A review of 2019 and a glimpse into 2020

It has been another busy year for IDS and our project partners, and an important year for international development.   At a time when the world is grappling with a series of dramatic social and political shifts, our work continues to bring important new evidence, insights and engagement to...

19 December 2019


IDS is looking for a Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Institute of Development Studies is seeking to appoint a Chair of the Board of Trustees to take up the role following the Board’s meeting in July 2020. This would entail chairing the Board at its next scheduled meeting in December 2020. The role requires an exceptional candidate with...

17 December 2019


Building successful social enterprises to tackle global challenges

Social enterprises are on the rise and have become a way for both companies and social entrepreneurs to proactively address real world problems by taking matters in to their own hands. In April, IDS alumnus Mamunur Rahman won the 2019 British Council Entrepreneurial Award for his innovation...

12 December 2019


IDS launches new programme to counter backlash against gender equality

Global progress on gender equality is under threat. We are living in an age where major political and social shifts are resulting in new forces that are visibly pushing back to reverse the many gains made for women’s rights and to shrink civic space. This patriarchal backlash is escalating...

11 December 2019