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The ethics of using photos in the WASH sector

Sanitation and hygiene issues deal with difficult, hidden, and taboo areas of life, which people often don’t really want to talk about, let alone look at. They can also deal with seemingly mundane issues (for example, going the toilet, washing hands) which people can overlook as...

Ruhil Iyer
Ruhil Iyer & 3 others

27 February 2024

Student Opinion

IDS student wins a national award for her dissertation

Ana Palma Garcia’s dissertation that focused on exploring the experiences of deaf women in Colombia has come first place in the Development Studies Association Masters Dissertation Prize. Ana, who studied MA Power, Participation & Social Change, also won the IDS Best Overall Dissertation...

26 February 2024


Livelihood change after land reform: new research from Zimbabwe

At the beginning of each year, I try and catch up on the ever-growing literature on land, agriculture and rural change in Zimbabwe. Each year there seems to be more and more, as the body of work grows based on many research studies, often linked to Masters’ and PhD projects by Zimbabwean...

19 February 2024


Wrapping up the PASTRES programme

This month sees the end of the PASTRES programme. It has been an amazing journey since 2018. We are grateful for the support of the European Research Council through an Advanced Grant, and to our co-hosting institutions, the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and the...

16 February 2024


Regional perspectives on pastoralism

As the PASTRES programme draws to a close, we reflect on our work between 2018-2023 on the varieties and challenges of pastoralism across different world regions. The core work of the PASTRES programme has been in six countries across three continents (see map). However, the work of affiliates,...

9 February 2024


Increasing women voters’ turnout in Pakistan

Evidence from Pakistan demonstrates that, in contexts where men act as gatekeepers, efforts to improve political outcomes for women need to engage men. Women vote at much lower rates than men in many developing countries. In Pakistan, this gap is particularly stark: women’s turnout...

Ali Cheema
Ali Cheema & 3 others

7 February 2024

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