Agricultural extension officer Sia Minja collecting data for farmer baseline studies using CIAT technologies. Lushuto, Tanzania. Credit: Georgina Smith / CIAT. For more information contact g dot smith [at] Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Open data initiatives: what has GODAN Action learnt so far?

20 Mar 2018 From 19 to 23 March, IDS representatives will be taking part in a series of activities to reflect on promoting the use of open data in the agriculture and nutrition sectors, as partners in the GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) Action project funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). More details

Confronting Authoritarian Populism

13 Mar 2018 This weekend over 250 researchers and activists from all over the world will gather at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague to discuss ‘authoritarian populism in the rural world’. More details

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IDS and Sussex alumna Sosan Aziz finalist for British Council Social Impact Award

12 Mar 2018 IDS and Sussex alumna Sosan Aziz has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Council Alumni Award in Pakistan’s Social Impact Category. More details

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International Women’s Day: Tackling barriers to empowerment

08 Mar 2018 On International Women’s Day, initiatives from IDS and The ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative draw attention to the more visible issues that form significant barriers to women’s empowerment and the policy ideas and innovations to enable women to make choices about their own lives. More details

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Sussex co-hosts international roundtable on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

05 Mar 2018 An international roundtable discussion takes place at Wilton Park from 5-7 March 2018 on building interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals in order to help achieve them. More details

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Sussex ranked first in world for development studies

02 Mar 2018 The QS University Rankings 2018 have ranked the University of Sussex first in the world for development studies. This is the second consecutive year that the University has been ranked first, and the fourth consecutive year that it has been ranked in the top two universities globally for development. More details
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Poorly paid, backbreaking jobs on top of caring for families leave women drained not empowered

28 Feb 2018 Over the past two years (2015 – 2017), IDS researchers have worked with partners in India, Nepal, Rwanda and Tanzania to capture in-depth stories of low-income women’s lives and the extent to which state and local NGO-run economic empowerment initiatives are helping to improve them. More details

IDS researchers to speak at global tax conference at the UN

14 Feb 2018 IDS researchers are speaking about tax and gender equality and tax for better governance, at the first global conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax More details

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Agricultural development is the key to unlocking Zimbabwe’s recovery

08 Feb 2018 Prof Ian Scoones, IDS research fellow and co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre, sets out the agricultural policies he believes must now be put in place in order to Zimbabwe’s agriculture and economy moving again. More details

Malnutrition is everyone’s problem argues latest IDS bulletin

05 Feb 2018 As one in three people are affected, and virtually every country on this planet is facing a serious public health challenge due to malnutrition, the latest IDS Bulletin calls for actors from across sectors to work together to tackle the global epidemic. More details

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IDS ranked in top two international development think tanks

02 Feb 2018 IDS celebrates top four ranking in Go To Global Think Tank Index More details

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