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Social protection in a time of global uncertainty: what’s next?

In just two decades since the early 2000s, social protection established itself as a vibrant social policy sector in countries across the Global South, from Latin America to sub-Saharan Africa to South Asia. Social protection appeared in several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Even...

10 November 2022


COP27 – priority issues for policy makers

Sunday (6 Nov) marked the start of the 27th Conference of the Parties, the UN summit known as COP27, which brings together over 190 countries to negotiate international action on climate change. As governments, charities, think tanks, businesses and advocacy groups gather in Egypt over the next...

8 November 2022


Singer, Seers, Jolly Lecture Series: Future Leadership in Global Development

We’re excited to announce that IDS is hosting a lecture exploring leadership in global development through stories and experiences shared by guest speaker, IDS alumni Pauline Koelbl, who has over 20 years’ experience in international affairs and venture philanthropy. The lecture will take...

2 November 2022


Brazil election result – implications for global development?

120 million citizens of Brazil have voted, and Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva has been elected as Brazil’s next President.  However, in the tight run-off race held on Sunday, he only beat the incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro by the tightest of margins, with the final result being Lula...

2 November 2022


New lecture series examines global solidarities for development

A new series of the Sussex Development Lectures launches this month with engaging guest speakers exploring declining multilateralism and the need to develop alternative, more effective global solidarities. Globally, international cooperation and multilateral institutions have been under...

24 October 2022


New primer on livestock, food and climate ahead of COP27

In recent years livestock production has been criticized for contributing to the climate crisis. Several groups, including corporate lobbies and environmentalists alike, have called for a reduction in meat and milk consumption and a shift towards more plant-based diets. But these simplistic and...

14 October 2022


Podcast: challenging misconceptions about food production

In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Fellows Dominic Glover and Lidia Cabral interviews Glenn Davies Stone – Research Professor of Environmental Science at Sweet Briar College, Virginia – author of the book: The Agricultural Dilemma: How Not to Feed the World. Listen...

13 October 2022


Food Equity at IDS

Food systems are pervaded with inequities, from production to consumption. Despite massive gains in crop yields over the last half century, we're now seeing rising levels of hunger and malnutrition across the world. Vulnerable and marginalised people in richer and poorer countries alike are...

10 October 2022