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IDS academic recognised in global list of highly cited researchers

For the second year in a row, Ian Scoones Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies has been included in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List that recognises the global influence of academics within their field. Ian Scoones is co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at...

16 November 2021

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Engaging with business on climate change and sustainable development

For businesses to act on climate change, they need to hear a combination of messages that convey urgency but also an optimism that they can make a difference. This was one of the central arguments made at a roundtable last week on climate change, business and sustainable development hosted by...

10 November 2021

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President of Costa Rica returns to IDS with message on climate change

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, returned to the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex yesterday (Thursday 4 November) where he studied in 2009. He made the Brighton trip to meet with local students and researchers while in the UK to participate in the...

5 November 2021

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The need for climate justice to take centre stage at COP26

The expectation surrounding next week’s COP26 summit in Glasgow is intense, with the world waiting – and hoping – for international delegations to make progress on tackling climate change and fulfilling the promises made in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Researchers at IDS argue that now must...

28 October 2021

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IDS response to Government’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review

The Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK Government today announced the Autumn Budget and Spending Review, which outlines the spending plans for government departments for the next three years.  Within the announcement the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said that the UK’s overseas aid budget would...

27 October 2021

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Reframing climate and environmental justice: Online first articles

These four articles below are taken from the forthcoming IDS Bulletin which calls for a reframing of climate – and broader environmental – justice debates. The full issue will be published in early 2022, but these 'online first articles' argue that achieving meaningful action on the climate...

26 October 2021

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Lessons Learnt from Humanitarian Negotiations with the Taliban, 1996-2001

As the Taliban take control of Afghanistan once again, questions are being raised about the possible curtailment of women’s access to humanitarian support. Between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban implemented discriminatory policies starkly at odds with humanitarian principles. While much has...

26 October 2021

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Reginald Herbold Green: An obituary

Reginald Herbold Green (born 4 May 1935) died aged 86 early on Saturday 16 October at Madeira House Nursing Home, Louth. Reg was a development economist specialising in East and Southern Africa and was a Fellow at IDS from 1975 to 2000, when he retired. Reginald Herbold Green was born...

26 October 2021

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State surveillance of citizens going unchecked across Africa

A new report warns existing laws are failing to protect privacy rights, with governments in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Sudan overreaching surveillance powers to monitor citizens. With mass surveillance in direct violation of citizen’s constitutional rights and...

21 October 2021