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Covid-19 Response in Sudan: Opportunities Amid Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has added more pressure to Sudan's transitional government and yet a number of opportunities have arisen in response to the socioe… More...

Why Covid-19 has revealed the need for legal reform on sex work in the UK

Isabelle Tickel (MAGen33) tells us how the Covid-19 pandemic has shown how the current British system detrimentally affects some of the most marginali… More...

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Considerations when embarking on a PhD: Lessons learned from my first year

Katheryn-Margaret Pascoe (MADev12) shares some practical information and tips for starting and surviving your first year of being a PhD researcher usi… More...

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Impact of Covid- 19 on inequalities in the world of work

IDS Student Anjali Dhingra (MADev13) highlights how inequalities are being exacerbated by Covid-19, with marginalised, low-income groups and women bea… More...

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Which step of the ladder? COVID-19 demands and International Development Reports-2020

IDS alum Ranjani Krishnamurthy (MP13) briefly analyses several key international development reports looking for new trends and strategies in a world … More...

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Hopes and wishes for what comes next (2/3): Smart Green Lifestyles

A second hope for the post-pandemic, wishing that some of the new sustainable behaviours being adopted in the wake of covid-19 find a way to adhere to… More...

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What does our criticism of urban sustainability reveal about the hypocrisy of the West?

Simone Fernandes (MADev13) asks if given the inequality that persists in cities whether Western countries have a right to criticise booming middle-inc… More...

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Decolonising Begins in an Unlikely Location, Within.

Sarah Stever (MAFood02) tells us about decoloniality, a leading initiative that IDS and many organisations have adopted, and how it must begin as an i… More...

Who are India's migrant workers & what's next for them?

Watch Abraham Abhishek (MADev02) interview Liby Johnson to find out who the migrant workers are who gathered in their thousands on India's streets whe… More...

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Developing country governments need to fix their social safety nets

Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) tells us more about social safety nets in developing countries and their role in recovery from crises like Covid-19. More...

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Covid-19 and Child Labour in Dhaka: Call for reviewed policy actions

PhD Researcher Md Mahmudul Hoque (Moni) brings stories of working children from Dhaka. Calling for government, agencies, businesses to further immedia… More...

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Hopes and wishes for what comes next: Human Capitalism

It is now more than 6 months since we've met Covid-19. The world is now much different than what it was half-a-year ago and it is still changing. Wher… More...

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How Women are Leading Countries Through the Pandemic: A Lesson for the Future

Women heads of state have demonstrated highly effective approaches to pandemic control during the current crisis. Why are they so successful, and what… More...

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Child labour in the pandemic response

Sanjana Kuruppu (MADev02) asks what are child labourers doing during this emergency/right now? Who is watching out for them, what needs to be done and… More...

IDS Alumni Response to COVID-19 (Part 2)

Find out how IDS alumni around the world have adjusted to new ways of working and living during the Covid-19 pandemic including their contributions to… More...

Authoritarian regimes & COVID-19

IDS student Shilpita Das (MAGov20) asks if restrictive authoritarian regimes will be more prevalent post Covid-19, and if they will be more dangerous … More...

IDS Alumni Response to COVID-19

Find out how IDS alumni around the world have adjusted to new ways of working and living during the Covid-19 pandemic including their contributions to… More...

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A tale of two crises: COVID -19 and Climate Change

Jennifer Uchendu (MADev13) writes on the parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change More...

Gendering pandemics: identifying the unequal impacts of COVID-19

Gender & Dev students Isabelle Tickel, Madhurima Sanyal & Rebeca Moreno Sandoval tell us how women are unduly affected by health pandemics and ask for… More...

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Four key policy imperatives in Kenya's fight against COVID-19

Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) outlines the current context of COVID-19 in Kenya and proposes four policy recommendations for its government More...

Cameroon Women & Youth on the Frontline Against Covid-19

Wazeh Nicoline Nwenushi (MAGen28) tells us more about the response to Covid-19 by the women and youth of Cameroon More...

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COVID-19 Response: Can Bangladesh afford to take the focus off preventive interventions?

Tanjila Mazumder Drishti (MAGlob10) tells us about the challenges facing Bangladesh in preventing the spread of Covid-19 through preventative measures… More...

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The hits and misses of USAID’s promising Digital Strategy

Tech innovation creates complex realities for global development. USAID’s Digital Strategy shows consideration for changing role of tech in people… More...

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Women in Leadership: but why does leadership have to be gendered?

Deviana Dewi (MADev08) on challenging sterotypes, fighting bias, mainstreaming the gender lens, and understanding & respecting women's choices More...

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