Robot directing traffic in the Democratic Republic of Congo

IDS at UK Party Conferences

20 Sep 2017 As the 2017 political party conference season gets underway in the UK, IDS is convening fringe events at the Labour and Conservative conferences on a global issue that could affect all of us as technology keeps advancing – the future of work. More details

Annual Review 2017

IDS releases its Annual Review 2017

19 Sep 2017 The Institute of Development Studies has published its Annual Review 2017 – with a focus on its unique approach to development through ‘engaged excellence’. More details

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Revenue beyond oil reliance in Nigeria: new tax research network launched today

12 Sep 2017 Recent production disruptions and low oil prices have led to dramatic declines in oil revenue for Nigeria. As a result, there is a new drive to address low levels of non-oil revenue, mostly due to failures in tax collection. A new tax research network launched today will enhance the generation and exchange of tax knowledge which could help Nigeria's government move on from its reliance on oil revenue. More details

A severe drought is threatening famine in Somalia, where the UN estimates 5.5 million people at risk.
Young girls line up at a feeding centre in Mogadishu.
UN Photo/Tobin Jones
09 March 2017
Mogadishu, Somalia

‘Mass starvation’ should be considered a war crime argues new report

06 Sep 2017 In their new report, the Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC) calls for the global community to heed the lessons of the past and hold those who use famine as a weapon of war to account for their actions, by revising international law to reflect such atrocities. More details

Leaders at the 9th BRICS Summit 2017. Credit: Government of South Africa (CC BY-ND 2.0)

BRICS Summit a turning point for China’s influence on global development

05 Sep 2017 Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa recently convened for their 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China. IDS Fellow and Centre for Rising Powers and Global Deveopment Director, Dr Jing Gu, said this Summit could represent at turning point for China's influence on global development. More details
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Top summer reading recommendations

16 Aug 2017 For students starting their international development courses in the autumn and for anyone with an interest in development studies we have put together a selection of books and publications authored by IDS and its partners. These titles from IDS' history and current research reflect a wide range of themes in development studies. More details

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Call for Health Systems Global Media Fellowship Programme

11 Aug 2017 Health Systems Global has launched a call for its first Media Fellowships Programme. This is an opportunity for journalists to engage and build relationships within the community and report on some of the biggest issues and challenges facing the global community in a rapidly changing world. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2017. More details

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Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate'.

IDS Bulletin calls for humanitarian aid and climate change sectors to work together

10 Aug 2017 The new IDS Bulletin, Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate, argues that humanitarian aid and climate change sectors need to work together to support adaptation to climate change in the long-term and not solely focus on short-term responses. More details

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