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Evidence into Policy and Practice

IDS has pioneered approaches to linking up the supply of inclusive research with the demand for evidence from governments, donors, international development agencies, and civil society. It has also helped shape the concept of the politics of knowledge and current understandings of the relationship between evidence, policy and practice being social, political and interactive.

We have significant experience of mobilising knowledge in response to urgent humanitarian crises, and also provide tailored development knowledge services to governments and donor agencies as well as centres of excellence for knowledge sharing and engagement.  Our research staff and knowledge specialists bring particular experience and expertise in the following areas – Evidence into use –research design that integrates knowledge exchange and policy engagement mechanisms from the start; Research communications – high quality accessible products designed for maximum engagement; Digitally-enabled knowledge exchange – making evidence more available and accessible with the thoughtful use of technology; Monitoring, evaluation and learning – facilitated learning around research impact and the development of theories of change and Capacity building and mutual learning – through programmes and projects and short courses for institutions and individuals working at the interface between research evidence and policy and practice.

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Journal Article

The Role of Social Risk Management in Development: A World Bank View

IDS Bulletin 38.3

Social protection and labour policies are important for sustainable and equitable economic growth, contribute in fundamental ways to human development, and are essential for poverty reduction. There is broad agreement across countries, international institutions, and the wider development...

Robert Holzmann
Valerie Kozel

1 May 2007

Journal Article

Social Protection for Poverty Reduction: A Reply to Kabeer

IDS Bulletin 38.3

It is easy for me to agree with most of Naila Kabeer’s comments. In fact, it may be worth emphasising that albeit a constructive consensus was achieved among POVNET members on pro-poor growth and social protection, this does not mean that all our colleagues in the donor headquarters and...

Timo Voipio

1 May 2007

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Social Protection for Poverty Reduction: The OECD/DAC/POVNET View

IDS Bulletin 38.3

It is characteristic of our Nordic approach to development cooperation to focus attention on the social dimension of development, and to favour policies that aim to achieve the following: poverty reduction, pro-poor growth, people-centred development, social protection and decent work. In this...

Timo Voipio

1 May 2007

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The Rise of the East: What Does it Mean for Development Studies?

IDS Bulletin 38.2

The article starts by highlighting the rise of the East, focusing in particular on the growth and transformation of China. It then distinguishes between four broad strands of development studies and shows how each strand is affected by the rise of the East. It concludes by discussing the need...

1 March 2007

Journal Article

IDS40: Reflections from Tanzania

IDS Bulletin 38.2

I returned to IDS for the fortieth anniversary conference after an absence of almost 20 years. Feeling a sense of excitement tinged with anticipation, I looked forward to hearing about development challenges identified through the 40 global Roundtable meetings, contributing to discussions about...

Roy Trivedy

1 March 2007

Journal Article

Development, Research and Change

IDS Bulletin 38.2

When I first received the invitation to speak at the IDS fortieth anniversary conference, I wondered what I would say. I am not an academic, nor does my organisation – Focus on the Global South (‘Focus’ for short) – engage in academic research. I would call myself an ‘activist...

Shalmali Guttal

1 March 2007

Journal Article

The Geographies of Development Studies and Research

IDS Bulletin 38.2

Judging from the phenomenal response by graduates and friends of IDS who took up the Institute’s invitation to prognosticate on the future of development research, there might be a temptation to argue that the support IDS enjoys will propel it confidently into the future. Wisely, the IDS40...

1 March 2007