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IDS appoints new Research Fellow to lead Business, Markets and State Cluster

The Institute of Development Studies has appointed Dr Anabel Marin to lead its rapidly expanding research on business, markets and states in development. With the relationships between business, government and civic society evolving at pace, this is an increasingly important area within...

28 January 2021

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IDS ranked best international development policy think tank

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has been ranked as best international development policy think tank in the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. This is the second consecutive year that IDS has topped the ranking, putting us above Brookings Institution and the German...

28 January 2021

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Biden and Harris herald a welcome new dawn for global governance

On the day of the new US President’s inauguration, there are positive signs that the new administration could bring about rapid transformation in global politics - above all in tackling climate change by promoting dialogue, cooperation and collaboration. This comes at a pivotal moment ahead of...

20 January 2021

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Celebrating PhD success

Congratulations to all our postgraduate researchers who have recently completed their PhDs in Development Studies by Research! The PhD in Development Studies by Research is IDS’s advanced research degree. It is awarded to candidates after a minimum of three years study, based on completion of...

14 January 2021

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Pathways to Sustainability: 15 years of research

The ESRC STEPS Centre, a research centre on sustainability co-hosted by IDS and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, will close at the end of 2021 after 15 years. From its origins at Sussex, the STEPS Centre has developed a global consortium of partners, engaged...

14 January 2021

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New network to boost UK-China collaboration for global development

The Institute of Development Studies together with partners in China and the UK today launch a new network that will help boost collaborative links between researchers in both countries. The China Global Development Knowledge Network will build long-term cooperation on a variety of development...

11 January 2021

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Professor Mick Moore appointed OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours List

IDS Fellow Professor Mick Moore, who is founding CEO of the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), has been appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). The honour announced in the New Year 2021 Honours List recognises Professor Moore’s...

31 December 2020

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Critical global challenges as we look to 2021

2020 was year of disruption, with Covid-19 and responses having huge impacts on health, economies and societies everywhere. The pandemic has exposed cracks in the systems and assumptions that underlie conventional models of development, starkly highlighting that we need to do things...

23 December 2020

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Remembering refugees and asylum seekers at Christmas

Earlier this month, the UNHCR announced that the number of people forcibly displaced due to persecution, conflict, and human rights violations has passed 80 million. It’s a bleak milestone in a year that has already seen huge set-backs in development as a result of Covid-19 and aid cuts. In...

22 December 2020

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Call for sustained commitment to independent scrutiny of aid spending

As the FDCO publishes its review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, announced in a statement by the Foreign Secretary, IDS Director Melissa Leach calls for a sustained commitment to ensuring that UK aid remains effective in tackling extreme poverty and supporting the Sustainable...

17 December 2020