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News & Blog > Blogs: "Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives"
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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...

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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...

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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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IDS alum Julia Pá (MADev01) on the joy and impact of her experiences of immersing in communities since being inspired by Robert Chambers at IDS in 200… More...

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IDS alum Olusola Owonikoko (MAGlob10) shares his thoughts on how Nigeria's insecurity is damaging the country's developmental progress. More...

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Find out more about the participatory development art therapy provided by the Kiota Initiative (founded by IDS alum Andrew Adwera Ochieng [MASSD01]) i… More...

Image: ELLA Pad producer Shipa is making pads at her own village for her community girls and women

An update on how ELLA and it's founder, alum Mamunur Rahman (MA20) have been working to make and distribute thousands of cloth pads and masks during t… More...

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IDS alum Nicoline Nwenushi Wazeh (MAGen28) with contributions from Ndi Nancy Saiboh share details about the financial and social management of the Cov… More...

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Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) on how after 50 years of being an independent country, Bangladesh could tackle inequalities. Including inclusive devel… More...

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IDS alum Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) gives us an update on Kenya's response to Covid-19. Highlighting 3 urgent areas: vaccinations, a plan for lon… More...

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Environmental injustice within a racialised context is environmental racism – a branch of institutional racism in which the realities are evident in t… More...

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Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) reflects on his work since IDS on what is good governance, where bureaucray fits in and what considerations need to be… More...

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Ayushi Misra (MADev14) gives a personal perspective on the informal sector workers of India on whom a spotlight of attention fell when Covid-19 expose… More...

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IDS student Aylin Estrada (MADev14) re-imagines some well known development concepts. In collaboration with others they continue to seek answers to di… More...

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A documentary on gender based violence in Bhutan created by IDS and Chevening Alumni to be used in future sensitization efforts, from Project Gakyid (… More...

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Pulkit Mogha (MADev14) shares the stories of three people living and working in Agra to show us how climate change impacts the most vulnerable urban p… More...

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Sam Huckstep (MAGov21) tells us more about how online networks bring risks as well as opportunities to activists and citizens organisations. More...

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