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Impacts of FCDO cuts on vulnerable women and girls revealed

The UK Parliament’s International Development Committee has published the FCDO's own Equality Impact Assessment, compiled earlier this year to assess the impact of the significant cuts to the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget for 2023-24. Widely reported in the media, the...

2 August 2023


Podcast: Industrialisation and ethnic change in the modern world

Much has been written about industrialisation and the growth of economies transforming people’s lives, but little is written about how industrialisation can transform ethnicity within countries. In this episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Research Fellow Max Gallien, interviews...

1 August 2023


A new era of digital citizenship in Africa

A new open access book “Digital Citizenship in Africa: Technologies of Agency and Repression” explores African citizens’ use of tech tools to freely participate in social, economic, and political life despite a wider context of growing repression and digital authoritarianism. This is the...

27 July 2023


Nature-based Solutions projects must make justice their first priority

Globally, conservation projects to expand carbon sinks are seen as critical in the fight against climate change. As these ‘Nature-based Solutions’ (NbS) projects expand in number and scale, understanding their social dimensions and how to achieve just outcomes is crucial for people and the...

25 July 2023


Congratulations to our latest graduates!

On Monday 17 July, we were delighted to celebrate the graduation of 50 students who had completed either their Master’s or their PhD. Among the class of 2023 were Dilmurad Yusupov, whose thesis 'Disability and Citizenship in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan' explored the role of disabled people’s...

19 July 2023


Gender equity, diversity and inclusivity: IDS welcomes University leaders

In the last week of June 2023, IDS hosted university leaders from across the Greater Mekong Subregion and Timor-Leste. This high-profile visit was part of an ongoing British Council and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation, Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development...

11 July 2023


Corporate and government control of food systems harming most vulnerable

Power wielded by ‘big food’ and other powerful actors is leading to vulnerable groups being disadvantaged by unjust and inequitable food systems, according to a new IDS report published today. It calls for marginalised social groups to be placed at the centre of food system transformation,...

27 June 2023


World Refugee Day and the Architecture of Displacement

Today (20 June) marks World Refugee Day, an opportunity to celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution, and honour refugees around the globe. More than one per cent of the global population (84 million people),...

20 June 2023


ICAI report on UK aid for trade

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has released its review on UK aid for trade. It found that many objectives are being met such as delivering significant reductions in the time to trade across borders and contributing to increases in trade. However, there is a lack of sufficient...

6 June 2023


Listening to children must be key to UK’s strategy on child labour

A new report from a cross-party group of MPs calls for the UK Government to strengthen its modern slavery strategy and more support for children moved out of harmful child labour as a result of regulation, such as education or social protection. The report ‘Child Labour: strengthening the...

6 June 2023


Podcast: 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...

5 June 2023

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