Effective responses to violence require greater attention to security in the vernacular, say IDS researchers
In a new special issue of the journal Peacebulding IDS researchers call for policymakers and practitioners to rethink security, peacebuilding and violence reduction in the light of Sustainable Development Goal 16 on ‘promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development’.
New film advocates for health policy and systems research
A new film by Health Systems Global and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research shows the vital role health policy and systems research (HPSR) plays in building stronger and more equitable health systems around the world.
Ian Scoones receives European Research Council Advanced Grant
The European Research Council has awarded one of its prestigious Advanced Grants to IDS research fellow, Professor Ian Scoones. Based at the STEPS centre, Ian will take this opportunity to build upon his earlier work on pastoralism in Africa and share lessons from the margins to address global chall
How did we do that? The possibility of rapid transitions
In the face of climate change and social inequality, changing to a greener and fairer society might feel impossible – but rapid, radical transitions may be more possible than you might think, according to a new booklet published by the STEPS Centre and the New Weather Institute.
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.