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Sophie Robinson

External Affairs Officer

Sophie is a communications professional with expertise in public affairs, media relations and event management.

Over the past ten years her experience has spanned the private and not-for-profit sectors, including working on major public facing campaigns at the housing charity Shelter and the Big Lottery Fund.

At IDS, her role has a particular focus on external events and policy engagement.



The Modern Slavery Trap: Bonded Labour

IDS Modern Slavery Briefing;

International enterprises, sex work, organised crime groups, and exploitative recruitment agencies have dominated the discussion on modern slavery in recent years. However, while this work is important, it is just the tip of the iceberg.

15 May 2018

Sophie Robinson’s recent work


Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation Published

An independent impact evaluation of a Millennium Villages Project (MVP) covering 35 villages in Northern Ghana finds that limited impacts relating to the Millennium Development Goals were achieved. The evaluation, led by Itad in partnership with the Institute of Development...

18 September 2018

Past Event

IDS Annual Lecture

IDS Annual Lecture with Peter Piot

Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and founding director of UNAids, delivered the IDS Annual Lecture 2018 on ‘Can we end the aids epidemic? The need for a development approach’. Lecture was broadcast live on Facebook. As a result of...

17 July 2018