Could blockchain technology revolutionise development?
A new IDS Rapid Response Briefing unpicks the hype around blockchain, with a ten-point checklist for development policymakers.
IDS researchers win University of Sussex student-led teaching awards
Two IDS Research Fellows – Rosemary McGee and Lars Otto Naess have both won the University of Sussex Student-Led Teaching Award for 2016–17.
World Water Day: we need to talk about inequality as well as waste
On World Water Day, there is an urgent call for the global community to stop water waste and focus efforts on improving water quality. While much of the debate on water quality has been very technical, IDS and the ESRC STEPS Centre have tried to inject social science perspectives and call for focus
Sussex ranked first in world for development studies
Development studies at Sussex which includes IDS’ postgraduate research and teaching programmes, regains top spot in world ranking.
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
Lack of essential public services must be tackled in order for women’s economic empowerment to be achieved. This is the message that IDS researchers will stress when they attend the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
Being bold for change on International Women’s Day
On 8 March 2017, we not only celebrate International Women’s Day, but thirty years of our Gender and Development Masters course. Find out what our inspirational students are doing to #BeBoldForChange.
Social relationships are at the heart of knowledge for development
Launched today is The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development, an edited collection of articles, bringing to the fore the importance of relationships and networks throughout the process of research impact.
UK aid and research funding is helping to transform lives in Bangladesh, MPs told
The UK’s long standing partnership with Bangladesh’s research and development community has been absolutely critical to the country’s remarkable progress over the last forty years. This is what NGO leaders and academics told Whitehall officials and MPs.
IDS and Bangladeshi organisations reaffirm partnerships to tackle global poverty
IDS has signed a series of new agreements with Bangladesh partners including BRAC, James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSH) and the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD).
Students receive award for ideas to address online sexual violence
On Valentine's Day two teams of students from IDS and University of Sussex were awarded for their inspiring ideas on how to tackle sexual violence.