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Apply for the ICTD’s new ‘Research on Tax and Development’ course

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), which is based at the Institute of Development Studies, is now accepting applications to the ‘Research on Tax and Development’ course. This course is part of the ICTD’s commitment to build research and analysis capacity on tax and...

15 June 2021

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Applications open for the new SSHAP fellowship programme

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) has launched a call for applications to its new Fellowship Programme, beginning in September 2021. SSHAP is a programme of work focusing on the social dimensions of emergency responses, including those that relate to health, conflict or...

15 June 2021

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Key global challenges for G7 leaders

The G7 nations meet in Cornwall this weekend (11-13 June), for the first face-to-face meeting during the UK’s G7 Presidency.  In the lead-up to the event, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly said he wants to use the opportunity to ‘unite leading democracies to help the world fight,...

9 June 2021

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We need to talk about 30×30 

Every member of the G7 has signed up to a global initiative to protect or conserve at a minimum 30 per cent of the world’s land and ocean territory by the year 2030, as well as a commitment to having a ‘30x30’ plan in their respective countries. 30x30 has received wide spread support from...

8 June 2021

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New resource for policy, practice and research responding to Covid-19

A new resource for policy actors and researchers seeking to respond more effectively to the Covid pandemic is now live. The COVID response for Equity Programme (CORE), supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is rapidly mobilising research evidence for the mitigation of...

8 June 2021

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UK MPs denied vote on government aid cuts: response from IDS

A group of Conservative MPs has been denied an amendment to a bill that would have forced a parliamentary vote on the government decision to cut UK aid spending from 0.7 to 0.5 percent of the UK’s national income. The speaker of the House of Commons ruled that the amendment would not be...

7 June 2021

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UK parliamentary revolt against government aid cuts: response from IDS

Following announcement and implementation by the UK government of cuts to overseas aid funding, a cross party group of MPs has tabled an amendment with the aim of reversing the decision. Professor Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies, commented: ‘The scale of outrage...

3 June 2021

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Africa follows up the Biden proposals for international tax reforms

Sol Picciotto, a Senior Fellow from the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) analyses the politics and potential of recent proposals to reform global corporate tax rules and proposes a way forward. Proposals from the Biden administration have injected new life into the...

2 June 2021

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Sharp fall in UK aid funded R&D confirmed in new budget allocations

The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today published its Research and Development (R&D) budget allocations for the financial year 2021 to 2022. It shows that the BEIS allocation for R&D funded by the UK’s international aid budget for this...

27 May 2021

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Local Covid-19 syndemics and the need for an integrated response

The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis. It has worse outcomes among individuals with co-morbidities, has exposed fault lines in our societies, and amplified existing inequalities. The article ‘Local Covid-19 syndemics and the need for an integrated response’ taken from the...

27 May 2021

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Pandemic used as cover to further suppress civic space and silence critics

Autocratic behaviour surged and democratic freedoms were excessively restricted during the pandemic last year – that is the finding of a new IDS study monitoring civic space in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Researchers found that while restrictive measures to protect public health were...

24 May 2021

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IDS scholarship graduate is British Council Study UK Global Finalist

Olusola Owonikoko, who graduated from the Institute of Development Studies in 2018 has been recognised by the British Council as a Study UK Global Finalist for the Social Impact Award 2021. The award recognises alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive...

21 May 2021