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Development Studies books – must reads of 2022

We have chosen a range of books selected by our Research Fellows as their must-reads of 2022. These books cover a whole range of themes within development studies: from the climate crisis; political settlements; the Green revolution; gender justice and many more. All are thought-provoking,...

14 December 2022

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IDS Emeritus Fellow receives award in Chile

We are delighted to share the news that noted economist and IDS Emeritus Fellow Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones has been recognised for her contributions to development in Chile. Stephany has been named in the top 100 Senior Leaders of 2022 in the newspaper El Mercurio and the Catholic...

13 December 2022

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We need to talk about COP15

Scientists say we are living in an age of mass extinction with on average the abundance of native species in most major land-based habitats has fallen by at least 20 per cent in the past 100 years. With COP15, also known as the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, now in full swing, the...

13 December 2022

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New IDS Bulletin: Reframing climate and environmental justice

Questions of justice are relevant to all aspects of climate and environmental change, from how and where the impacts are felt the most, the allocation and prioritisation of funding, the type of responses that are considered, to how negative impacts can arise from mitigation, adaptation, or...

12 December 2022

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Why pastoralism matters for debates on biodiversity at COP15

Between 7-19 December, delegates from nearly 200 countries will gather in Montreal for Biodiversity COP15, the first UN conference on biodiversity since 2018. Touted as a ‘make or break’ moment following the failure to meet any of the Aichi targets on biodiversity between 2011-2020,...

7 December 2022

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Gender justice: Decades of research from the IDS Bulletin

Activists around the world have been marking 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence – an annual international campaign to raise awareness of the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) and to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. In solidarity...

6 December 2022

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“A breath of fresh air”? What Lula’s return means for development

Despite deep division in the country and close allies of the defeated president Jair Bolsonaro being elected to Congress, Lula’s return to power will see a shake-up of Brazil’s approach to development, leading experts said at a recent IDS event. This event featured a diverse range of...

5 December 2022

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IDS in Solidarity with 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Starting 25 November, activists around the world will be marking 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence - an annual international campaign to raise awareness of the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) and to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and...

24 November 2022

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IDS academic recognised in global list of highly cited researchers

For the third consecutive year, 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 principal investigator of the ERC Advanced...

21 November 2022