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James Andrews

Marketing and Communications

James Andrews is a communications specialist working in the Communications and Engagement Unit at IDS which is responsible for the coordination, planning and delivery of cross-institutional corporate communications, publishing, marketing and policy engagement.

During his time at IDS, he has helped develop and support the institutional approach to public affairs and policy engagement, worked towards the production of publications and multimedia as well as, project management, handling social media accounts, and event management.

Before joining IDS James was the Media and Communications Facilitator for the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) for over 2 years. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.



Unfolding the history of international development

“History is necessary to understand the present, to speak truth to power, and to fuel hope – no matter how controversial and many times put under scrutiny – that, despite historical turnarounds, some form of progress exists, or will in the future, and that it is possible to be in a better...

19 February 2020


The need for a fresh approach to the HIV crisis

HIV/AIDS is not just a global health issue but feeds into gender equality, human rights, economic empowerment and education. Viewing the SDGs as a platform from which the barriers to ending AIDS can be overcome by linking them to these wider issues is critical. This was the topic of...

7 March 2019

James Andrews’s recent work


Deepak Nayyar appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees

Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and former Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi, Deepak Nayyar has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Professor Nayyar will officially take up his role in...

4 May 2020


Child Labour and the Fashion Action Ask

IDS Research Fellow and CLARISSA programme director Danny Burns took part in an online Extinction Rebellion Fashion Action team’s panel discussion: What does the fashion industry need in this time of crisis? A Reboot or a Transition? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiJDQzh45Bk The...

23 April 2020

Past Event

The Political Economy of Food

The most recent issue of the flagship IDS publication the IDS Bulletin examines different perspectives on power in food systems, and the web of actors, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them: The political economy of food. The Bulletin concludes that...

16 October 2019