Commemorating the life and work of Geoff Oldham, CBE
It is with deep regret and sadness that we share the news that Professor Geoff Oldham (age 88) passed away on Sunday 1 October 2017.
Will robots take your job?
The impact of digital technology on the future of decent work was the discussion point at the IDS fringe events held at the recent Labour and Conservative Party Conferences.
Has Universal Development Come of Age?
A timely new IDS Bulletin entitled ‘Has Universal Development Come of Age?’ explores how South and North approaches to development can be interlinked and argues that in order to achieve development for all more needs to be known about the nature of learning from South to North.
IDS at UK Party Conferences
As the 2017 political party conference season gets underway in the UK, IDS is convening fringe events at the Labour and Conservative conferences on a global issue that could affect all of us as technology keeps advancing – the future of work.
IDS releases its Annual Review 2017
The Institute of Development Studies has published its Annual Review 2017 – with a focus on its unique approach to development through ‘engaged excellence’.
IDS welcomes new intake of development studies students
Revenue beyond oil reliance in Nigeria: new tax research network launched today
Recent production disruptions and low oil prices have led to dramatic declines in oil revenue for Nigeria. As a result, there is a new drive to address low levels of non-oil revenue, mostly due to failures in tax collection. A new tax research network launched today will enhance the generation and e
‘Mass starvation’ should be considered a war crime argues new report
In their new report, the Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC) calls for the global community to heed the lessons of the past and hold those who use famine as a weapon of war to account for their actions, by revising international law to reflect such atrocities.
BRICS Summit a turning point for China’s influence on global development
Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa recently convened for their 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China. IDS Fellow and Centre for Rising Powers and Global Deveopment Director, Dr Jing Gu, said this Summit could represent at turning point for China's influence on global development.
Top summer reading recommendations
For students starting their international development courses in the autumn and for anyone with an interest in development studies we have put together a selection of books and publications authored by IDS and its partners. These titles from IDS' history and current research reflect a wide range of