January 12, 2016
Africa: Eldis Celebrates Twenty Years of Global Knowledge Sharing
2016 heralds an exciting year for IDS. Not only are we marking our fiftieth anniversary, but one of our longest running projects, Eldis, celebrates its twentieth year as a global… Read more »
January 08, 2016
Africa: Is Agriculture the Answer to the Africa Youth Unemployment Challenge?
Is agriculture the sector of opportunity for youth in sub-Saharan Africa? Read more »
December 22, 2015
Africa: 'All I Want for Christmas' - the Blame and Shame of Poverty
Christmas is almost upon us. A time for festive dinners, gift giving and spending time with family and loved ones. Although the ubiquitous ads and commercials would have you… Read more »
Africa: The Complex Taxonomy of Security Provision in Future Cities
How will security in cities be understood in the future? For whom will it be provided? What are the ways by which urban security provision will be governed? And, what impact will… Read more »
December 21, 2015
Africa: IDs 50th Anniversary Activities
IDS was founded in 1966 as a 'special institution', Britain's first national institute of development studies. Working collaboratively with our global partners, IDS has an… Read more »
December 18, 2015
Africa: Where Is the Climate and Racial Justice in Cop21?
As we reflect on the outcome of COP21, it appeared that politics cared about climate change again. There were high hopes from all climate camps for Paris. Delegates were told 'to… Read more »
Africa: Scholarship for a PhD in Development Studies
A PhD Scholarship (fee only) is being made available for a student whose research interests respond to one or more of IDS' three main strategic aims- reducing inequalities,… Read more »
December 16, 2015
Africa: How Can the SDGs Move On From the Inequalities in Water Management?
It is now widely recognised, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, that water is at a tipping point and that urbanisation as well as the demands for food and energy… Read more »
Africa: Developing Countries At Risk of Missing Out On Big Data Benefits
An international bill of data rights and investment in ICT skills and infrastructure are needed to prevent developing countries missing out on benefits from the 'digital… Read more »
December 15, 2015
Africa: 2015 Review
A look back at some key moments in 2015 Read more »
December 14, 2015
Africa: Ensuring Developing Countries Benefit From Big Data
With 90 percent of data in existence created in just the last two years and the quantity doubling every two years, a new policy briefing 'Ensuring Developing Countries Benefit from… Read more »
Africa: A Major Global Achievement Towards Tackling Climate Change
Following the agreement reached in Paris at COP21 over the weekend by 196 countries, Lars Otto Naess at the Institute of Development Studies believes it provides a strong political… Read more »
Africa: Is Responsible Tax Behaviour the Next Frontier of CSR?
In the past decades, the evolution of international norms has led fair labour practices and environmental sustainability to become core parts of corporate social responsibility. Is… Read more »
December 10, 2015
Africa: Cheryl Overs Honoured in Ai Weiwei Lego Exhibition
Last week the human rights work of IDS Visiting Fellow Cheryl Overs was recognized by her inclusion in internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei's exhibition at the National… Read more »
December 08, 2015
Africa: Announcing the Winners of Kenya's First Music Awards On Love and Sex
IDS together with Love Matters announce the winners of the Love Matters Music Awards, as a new live show addressing love and sex is unveiled. Read more »
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