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IDS students win Pitch for the Planet prize

A group of IDS and SPRU students have been awarded a cash investment to develop a sustainable behaviour and gamification project that will help the University of Sussex to realise it’s Sustainable Sussex strategy. The Pitch for the Planet event was held on 27 July at the Attenborough...

27 August 2021


Afghanistan crisis and implications for the future

The speed of the Taliban takeover of Kabul has shocked people globally, as have the scenes that followed, with many citizens desperately trying to access the airport and leave the country. At the Institute of Development Studies, we share this shock and concern for citizens across Afghanistan....

19 August 2021


Concern for Afghan Chevening Scholars

The Director of the Institute of Development Studies is calling on the UK Government to provide urgent support for those from Afghanistan due to take up their places as students in the UK after being offered a Chevening Scholarship, and supported a letter from the University of Sussex Vice...

16 August 2021


IDS comments on the landmark IPCC climate change report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the UN body responsible for climate science – has published the first of its three-part 6th Assessment Report (AR6). This landmark report comes at a crucial time as world leaders look ahead to the climate conference COP26 in Glasgow in...

9 August 2021


Development studies top summer reading recommendations

For student’s looking to start their postgraduate degree in international development this autumn and for anyone with an interest in development studies, we have put together a selection of recently published titles from IDS that reflect a wide range of themes.

5 August 2021


Renowned development leaders appointed to IDS Board

Jose Antonio Ocampo and Tamsyn Barton, both internationally respected leaders in their fields of international development, have been appointed to the Board of Trustees for IDS. José Antonio Ocampo is an internationally recognised economist and expert in global economic governance and Latin...

2 August 2021


Why religious inequalities can lead to trafficking and forced labour

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the IDS-led Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) is sharing new evidence on how social, political and economic marginalisation as well as physical and psychological violence resulting from religious inequalities can feed...

30 July 2021


Monitoring sanitation campaigns: Targets, reporting and realism

The Sanitation Learning Hub’s latest Frontiers of Sanitation edition shares key lessons learnt from government sanitation campaigns around the world, including India, China, Nigeria, Vietnam and Zambia. It is a vital learning resource for ongoing and future government campaigns aiming to end...

28 July 2021