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News & Blog > Blogs: "Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives"
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Walking in a farming site with female dairy farmers Cundinamarca, Colombia. Credit: Carlos Castells

PhD student Kyumi Ahn tells us how dairy farming is leading to a change in the dynamics of gender roles in sustaining livelihoods and strengthening co… More...

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Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) discusses the reasons why using evidence is limited in decision making within development and explores how we could he… More...

Peat forest swamp in the Borneo Island. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Jeniar Mooy (MADev15) tells us about the reasons behind the movement of Indonesia's capital city and why this plan is a cause for concern rather than … More...

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Nana Sugaya (MADev15) explores the relationship between former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's poverty reduction policies and his 'war on drugs… More...

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For the Rejuvenate project, IDS Alum Rachel Booth (MAGen34) reflects on what she's learnt from discussions with FCDO's Girl's Education Challenge proj… More...

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Ameeta Motwani (MAGEN35) tells us how evolving themes in Bollywood cinema are challenging traditional norms surrounding gender and sexuality throughou… More...

Civil Society protesting in Brighton during COP26. Image by Marcelina Sarwa

Southern Water polluting the sea with raw sewage is a critical issue in Sussex. Read how civil society organisations have used data to hold the compan… More...

Bangladeshi people queue for the bank desk during the Covid-19 pandemic. Image by IMF from Flickr.

Jeniar Mooy (MADev15) tells us about the creation of the "New Poor" due to Covid-19 and discusses what countries can do to reverse the setbacks in pov… More...

Terracotta planter in Bolsena Photo by Emily R. O'Hara

How IDS MA Gender and Development alum Emily R. O'Hara's summer of thesis writing sprouted into a book chapter. More...

'Give aid to the poor!' - Labor Day Protest at Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City, (Photo by Jire Carreon)

Andre Flores (MAFOOD04) tells us about government provision of ayuda to Philippine citizens and discusses its benefits and pitfalls during the Covid-1… More...

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Diana Ramírez Sarmiento (PhD 21) tells us about a collective project of ex-combatants who are contributing to development and peace building in territ… More...

Reflections and insights from Olusola Owonikoko (MAGlob10) into Africa's fragile health system and how it has affected vaccine production and roll out… More...

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Jennifer Uchendu (MADev13) reflects on why COP must do more to incorporate and support youth in climate crisis conversations. More...

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Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) on what's needed to spur better and urgent actions on climate change More...

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As events in Afghanistan continue to quickly unfold, Nandhini Jaishankar (MADev13) highlights the dark future of Afghan women's rights and freedoms. More...

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Nasrat Esmaty (MAPov06) shares his thoughts on who is to blame for the collapse of the Islamic Republic of Aghanistan and what will happen next. More...

I-Stock: Seasonal farm workers pick and package strawberries.

I wrote this report during the first two months of the Covid19 pandemic. Many farm workers have died of Covid-19. Death rates among farm workers has b… More...

Image above: By Fernando Sosa. Provided by Masehual Siuamej. Cuetzálan, Mexico. Asembly of the Maseh

Marisol (MADev14) has been profoundly affected by the way that Masehual women understand and relate to nature and envisage development in terms of fre… More...

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Shiqing Gong (MADev14) asks whether issues of women and poverty may have been missed during China's national poverty elimination poverty campaign. More...

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Samirah Bello (MAGlob13 ) tells us more about data mining and asks you to think about whether further regulation is needed to mitigate potential harm,… More...

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Mavis Elias (MAGlob13) challenges us to think about realities of a complex African continent versus the simplistic western media narrative of Africa More...

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