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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


Conference to convene debate on the future of global tax governance

A century since the League of Nations first began to discuss international taxation, global tax governance has reached a critical juncture. As the OECD’s Inclusive Framework negotiations draw towards a conclusion, there is a sense that the decade-long experiment to reform international tax...

2 June 2023


IDS researchers join experts at global food and farming conference

IDS Director Professor Melissa Leach and IDS researcher Stephen Devereux will speak alongside experts from around the world tomorrow (11 May) at the landmark Extinction or Regeneration conference, convened to respond to the growing global climate and food crises. Organised by Compassion in...

10 May 2023


IDS publishes Equity and Inclusion review

The Institute of Development Studies has today published an Equity and Inclusion review, outlining the organisation’s progress towards creating and sustaining an equitable and inclusive workplace. This review aimed to highlight the current experiences of staff at the Institute and make...

9 May 2023


Announcing the fifth cohort of social science and humanitarian fellows

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) – a partnership between the Institute of Development Studies, Anthrologica, Gulu University, Le Groupe D’etudes Sur Les Conflits Et La Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and University of...

4 May 2023


Looking back to move development forward – with Robert Chambers

In this special episode of the IDS Between the Lines podcast, IDS Researcher Stephen Thompson and IDS Research Officer Mariah Cannon interview Professor Robert Chambers who is one of the most influential and prolific scholars to write about participation, poverty, and knowledge in development...

25 April 2023


New research casts doubt on GM crops as solution for global food crisis

Researchers are calling for countries to re-think their investment in genetically modified (GM) crop technology, as a new study suggests that the benefits of GM crops have been widely over-stated, while the benefits of alternative crop technologies are being ignored. The study on soya...

20 April 2023


As conflict escalates in Sudan, three urgent health issues need addressing

The recent outbreak of conflict in Sudan is an escalating and urgent crisis resulting in a breakdown of infrastructures, presenting significant risks to civilians. This article, written by a fellow of the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP), which is an IDS partnership,...

19 April 2023


Countdown to landmark conference to transform global food production

In four weeks (11-12 May) experts will join forces in London and online to respond to the growing global climate and food crises, to urgently find more sustainable means of food production that work for people, animals and the planet. The global food system is the main driver of biodiversity...

13 April 2023

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