Free online course on Pathways to Sustainability launched
The ESRC STEPS Centre has launched a new online learning website for self-study and use in teaching.
IDS Director appointed CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Professor Leach’s contribution to social sciences recognised in Queen’s Honours List
Researchers say One Health only way to tackle animal-to-human diseases
Infectious diseases traceable to animals are driven by climate change, land-use change and the massive expansion of towns and cities, according to contributors to a paper in a major new output from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, a STEPS Centre (IDS/University of Sussex) led pro
New perspectives on Africa’s youth employment challenge highlight need to rethink current policies
At a time when the youth employment challenge is worsening in Africa, authors of a new IDS Bulletin provide some much needed scrutiny of conventional policy approaches to youth unemployment and highlight the need to rethink interventions on training, migration, non-farm employment and entrepreneursh
It was with huge sadness that we received the news about Robin Murray’s untimely death at the weekend.
Doomed to Fail or Bound to Succeed? SDGs and the Green Economy
Achim Steiner, incoming director of the UN Development Programme, discusses the role of Sustainable Development Goals in focusing action around the world on green transformations.
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.