IDS Annual Review;2019

IDS Annual Review 2019

Published on 17 September 2019

During the past year, international development has involved grappling with a series of dramatic social and political shifts. We have seen extreme right-wing populism taking hold in more countries; the US retreating from the global stage while China grows its influence through the Belt and Road Initiative; protest movements such as Extinction Rebellion and Women’s March gathering global momentum despite shrinking civil society spaces; and growing recognition and action on major global challenges from plastics pollution and urbanisation to epidemics and antimicrobial resistance.

Amidst this shifting context, our work has continued to provide vital knowledge to help tackle global challenges and contribute to more equitable and sustainable societies.

The 2019 Annual Review presents our progress over the past year.

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