On behalf of our IDS community, thank you for helping us to build more equitable and sustainable societies.
Our action orientated approach to research and knowledge inspires change realised through our global network of researchers, policy professionals, activists, students, alumni; and by partnerships with governments, research and policy institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector.
Here are some examples of our work in action. If you want to find out more, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or telephone Michelle Cruickshank on +44 (0) 1273 91 5668.
How a scholarship is helping Olusola Owonikoko promote digital inclusion for persons with disabilities across Nigeria. Read more
Helping marginalised communities to develop their resilience to climate change
In India, our research is being used to define the policies needed to sustain local wellbeing and livelihoods. Your support can help us take our climate justice impacts to scale. Read more
Improving Covid-19 vaccine take-up
Our work in collaboration with global partners is helping to strengthen responses to the pandemic by integrating needed social science evidence and people’s lived experiences into policy and practice. Read more
Strengthening evidence-informed global development policy making
Our work with government ministries to deliver rapid evidence summaries and learning services is enabling staff to innovate and respond more effectively to rapidly changing and complex development challenges. Read more
Building regional networks for more effective development
We are establishing new research and policy collaborations in areas facing accelerating environmental, economic, political and social change. For example, in Pakistan, we are collaborating with leading voices to co-develop the South Asia Human Development Report and inspire policy debate on governance, women’s empowerment, agricultural development, health, regional cooperation and education. Read more
Collaborating to create more equitable, efficient tax systems for public good
Collaborations between researchers and revenue officials are guiding bold reforms with big impacts, boosting domestic revenue mobilisation and improving people’s lives. Read more