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Scientists call for International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering

A global coalition of over 60 senior climate scientists and governance scholars have launched a global initiative calling for an International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering. They argue that deployment of solar geoengineering - speculative technologies that aim to lower global...

18 January 2022


Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development (K4D) in 2021

2021 was a standout year for the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development Programme (K4D). In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, cuts to Overseas Development Aid, and other challenges, K4D published its 1,000th Helpdesk Report, facilitated its 40th Learning Journey, received 237,600...

17 January 2022


Between the Lines podcast – Split Waters: The Idea of Water Conflicts

In the new episode of the IDS podcast Between the Lines, IDS Research Fellow Lyla Mehta interviews Luisa Cortesi and K. J. Joy, editors of the book Split Waters: The Idea of Water Conflicts. This book features a fascinating collection of essays that consider the idea of water conflict and how...

14 January 2022


Celebrating PhD success

Congratulations to all our postgraduate researchers who, despite the restrictions and pressures of the global Covid-19 pandemic, have recently completed their PhD in Development Studies by Research!   The PhD in Development Studies by Research is IDS’s advanced research degree. It is...

10 January 2022


Professor Blessings Chinsinga appointed as Minister of Local Government

A long term research partner and one of the founding members of the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), based at the Institute of Development Studies, has been appointed as Minister of Local Government in Malawi. More recently, Professor Blessings Chinsinga has been core to the Agricultural...

20 December 2021


Achieving positive transformation in the year ahead: a vision for 2022

The past 12 months have brought yet more radical transformation to global economies, societies and to the environment. From wildfires to floods, pandemic disruption to mass migration, we’re experiencing change at an incredible pace. As we’ve seen, this creates a huge challenge,...

20 December 2021


IDS Between the Lines podcast – a year in review

As our 3rd season of Between the Lines finishes, we look back on the episodes we produced in 2021 and showcase some of our highlights. Between the Lines explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. The discussions give an insight on the themes covered in the book,...

19 December 2021


Our year in review – the changing landscape of digital engagement

Just as Covid-19 and major geopolitical shifts continued to disrupt our global community in 2021, we continued to adapt – reshaping our research and learning environment to promote engagement with the latest knowledge, insights and ideas in international development. We responded to the...

17 December 2021


Launch of the Tax Treaties Explorer: New data for better negotiation

The use of tax treaties by developing countries is controversial: Best case scenario? Tax treaties help attract foreign direct investment by reducing the risk of double taxation. Evidence for this is weak. Worst case scenario? They become a vehicle for multinational tax avoidance leading to huge...

8 December 2021


Between the Lines podcast: Taxing Africa: Coercion, reform and development

In this new episode of Between the Lines, Researcher and Tax expert Jalia Kangave interviews Mick Moore, and Wilson Prichard who along with Odd-Helge Fjeldstad authored the book Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development. Listen now Written by Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard and...

1 December 2021


New IDS Bulletin on China’s impact on international development

China’s rapidly changing role in international development is the subject of intense debate, with profound impact on economies, societies and the environment globally. Against this backdrop, a new issue of the IDS Bulletin  brings together analysis of the lead institutions and policies...

30 November 2021


In memory of John Toye

It is with regret we announce the death of former IDS Director John Toye who passed away on the 12 November. John’s research interests included: public finance; the political economy of development; international economic institutions and the history of economic thought. Early career John...

24 November 2021