New epidemic online platform calls for local response to Ebola
Launched today in partnership between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a new online platform, the Epidemic Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP2), building on the success of the award-winning work of the original Ebola platfor
New film: why understanding intersecting inequalities vital to achieving SDGs
A new film showcases why it’s so important to understand the impact of intersecting inequalities on people’s lives and the relevance of this for achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With stories from Egypt, Ghana, India, South Africa and Uganda, the film reflects on what it takes
Tanzania makes great strides to tackle hunger and undernutrition
Launched today, the Global Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI-Global) and HANCI-Africa show that the Tanzanian and Sudanese Governments, alongside many other countries are putting in place important efforts address hunger and undernutrition.
The Humanitarian–Development Nexus
A Sussex Development Lecture series, convened senior humanitarian and development leaders, practitioners and academics, to cast a critical light on the shifting relationships between humanitarian aid and development, exploring how they can work better together.
Peter Piot to deliver the IDS Annual Lecture 2018
With nearly two million people newly infected with HIV in 2016 and one million AIDS-related deaths in the same year, the end of AIDS remains elusive. Professor Peter Piot, will deliver the IDS Annual Lecture 2018 on ‘Can we end the aids epidemic? The need for a development approach’.
Inclusive, participatory approaches key to breaking cycles of bonded labour
Across the world millions of adults and children are caught in the modern slavery trap of bonded labour – forced to work under terrible conditions to pay off debt owed to moneylenders. A new briefing provides insight into appropriate policy interventions and future directions for research in to bond
Call for Papers: IDS Bulletin on Sexual Harassment and Accountability
This is a call for papers for a special issue of the IDS Bulletin which will be looking at how accountability for addressing sexual harassment actually works on the ground. This call is open to scholars, practitioners, policy experts and activists, and we welcome contributions from around the world,
Refugees and hosts suffer due to ‘illegal’ living, shows new research
Syrian refugees prevented legal residency by complex bureaucracy and prohibitive costs are struggling in poor, makeshift housing not officially recognised by the Lebanese authorities. This ‘illegal’ living is taking its toll on both Syrian refugees and the local Lebanese communities living alongside
Towards accountability for health equity: galvanising a movement for UHC
To mark the launch of the new IDS Bulletin on Accountability for Health Equity, and to consider the key learning and implications for actions to achieve Universal Health Coverage, UHC2030 and IDS announce a new webinar on 17 May.
IDS and University of the West Indies build links for future collaboration
IDS and the University of the West Indies - Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) - have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the University’s annual conference on ‘Sustainable Futures for the Caribbean: Critical interventions and the 2030 agenda’.