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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.

Capacity building and mutual learning – through research programmes and tailored training and strategy support for institutions and individuals working at the interface between research evidence and policy and practice.

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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

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Student Reflections on the IDS40 Conference

IDS Bulletin 38.2

The IDS fortieth anniversary conference brought together representatives from IDS peer organisations, partners and funders, to discuss the reinvention of development research. As two IDS students who also attended the conference, we present our reflections on the discussions from our distinct...

Nicholas Benequista
Ian Macauslan

1 March 2007

Journal Article

Revisiting the ‘Gender Agenda’

IDS Bulletin 38.2

Mention of the word ‘gender’ has come to evoke a palpable sense of ennui amongst many development practitioners (Molyneux 2004). Its political and analytical bite has been blunted not only by the lack of specificity in its use, but also by the process of its domestication by development...

1 March 2007

Journal Article

Introduction: Exploring Power for Change

IDS Bulletin 37.6

Concepts and methods of ‘participation’ are used increasingly throughout the world in shaping policy and in delivering services. At the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) we are finding that these participatory approaches throw new light on the complex interactions within and between...

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Rosalind Eyben & 2 others

1 November 2006

Journal Article

Finding the Spaces for Change: A Power Analysis

IDS Bulletin 37.6

Around the world, new spaces and opportunities are emerging for citizen engagement in policy processes, from local to global levels. Policy instruments, legal frameworks and support programmes for promoting them abound. Yet, despite the widespread rhetorical acceptance, it is also becoming...

1 November 2006

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Some Preliminary Notes on the Subordination of Women

IDS Bulletin 37.4

In the report on the conference published in this IDS Bulletin issue, as in the papers prepared for the conference by members of the IDS Subordination of Women Workshop, a number of assumptions are made and a somewhat specialised language is used. Both call for some explanation. Initially the...

Ann Whitehead

1 October 2006