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Vivienne Benson

Communications Officer

Research

Project

The Impact Initiative

Five year initiative that seeks to maximise the impact of research funded by the ESRC DFID Strategic Partnership.

Centre

Centre for Social Protection

Supporting a global network of partners working to mainstream social protection in development policy and encouraging social protection systems and instruments that are comprehensive, long-term, sustainable and pro-poor.

Opinions

Opinion

IDS Joins the Health Systems Global Team

Ahead of the fourth Global Symposia on Health Systems Research (HSR2016) hosted by Health Systems Global (HSG) in Canada, November, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has taken on the role to provide communications for HSG and the Global Symposia.

29 February 2016

Publications

Vivienne Benson’s recent work

News

Crowdsourcing images on authority in Lebanon and Jordan

As part of the Public Authority and Legitimacy Making (PALM) project in urban Lebanon and Jordan, the team has launched a call for communities to share images to show how authority is exercised by 30 May 2019. These images will contribute to the wider project and research on host-refugee...

17 April 2019

Past Event

Does poverty stop at employment?

This side-event is co-hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA), the Impact Initiative and the Institute of Development Studies and will be an interactive session highlighting the evidence from diverse projects, and connecting it to the experiences of people in the...

13 March 2019

News

Tackle underemployment AND unemployment in Africa argues IDS Bulletin

As 12 million young people enter the African labour force each year, there are only 3 million new jobs for them (pdf). The major challenge is not just about creating enough jobs for them, but on creating ‘decent’ jobs, argues the new IDS bulletin. https://youtu.be/Lb-xvl7DUhg The...

28 November 2018

Past Event

Picturing change: Oil development in rural northern Kenya

This photographic exhibition tells the story of changing lives and livelihoods in Lokichar, a small town in Turkana County, and surrounding villages that are at the centre of northern Kenya’s oil frontier. This exhibition will be opened by the Labour MP for Kemptown and member of the...

9 November 2018