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IDS response to sexual harassment allegations within Ushahidi

21 Jul 2017 A statement from IDS responding to sexual harassment allegations within Ushahidi. More details

IDS Director elected as new Fellow of British Academy

21 Jul 2017 Director of the Institute of Development Studies, Professor Melissa Leach CBE, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her significant contributions to research in the social sciences. More details

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IDS Fellow delivers Together 2030 coalition statement at HLPF 2017

21 Jul 2017 IDS Fellow Jo Howard delivers statement at the Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs official session of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, on behalf of Together 2030, an international coalition of over 500 civil society organisations. More details

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Institute seeks new Trustees for Board

18 Jul 2017 IDS is looking for outstanding individuals to join its Board of Trustees. The role requires exceptional candidates with a strategic vision who are passionate about helping lead the Institute through the next phase of its development. More details
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Chris Colclough

30 Jun 2017 It was with huge sadness that we received the news about Chris Colclough’s untimely death on Tuesday 28 June. More details

Pathways to Sustainability Scribe

Free online course on Pathways to Sustainability launched

21 Jun 2017 The ESRC STEPS Centre has launched a new online learning website for self-study and use in teaching. More details

IDS Director appointed CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

16 Jun 2017 Professor Leach’s contribution to social sciences recognised in Queen’s Honours List More details

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Researchers say One Health only way to tackle animal-to-human diseases

14 Jun 2017 Infectious diseases traceable to animals are driven by climate change, land-use change and the massive expansion of towns and cities, according to contributors to a paper in a major new output from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, a STEPS Centre (IDS/University of Sussex) led project. More details

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New perspectives on Africa’s youth employment challenge highlight need to rethink current policies

13 Jun 2017 At a time when the youth employment challenge is worsening in Africa, authors of a new IDS Bulletin provide some much needed scrutiny of conventional policy approaches to youth unemployment and highlight the need to rethink interventions on training, migration, non-farm employment and entrepreneurship. More details

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