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Why does development studies matter to journalism?

IDS student Ying Yu Chen (MADev12) tells why, for her, in order to be a journalist focusing on global issues you should consider studying development. More...

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Listen to girls: Making social protection work for girls and young women at CSW 63

After experiencing CSW63 IDS student Amy Quinn-Graham (MAGen31) challenges policymakers to include young women in their process, even if that means di… More...

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(“Digital”) + (“Disruption”) + (“Development”)>

IDS student Rebecca Webb (MADev12) tells us how studying at IDS has shown her how digital disruption could help reduce inequalities, accelerate sustai… More...

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Women’s rights in Brazil will face their biggest threat under Bolsonaro’s government

IDS MA Gender & Development Students Barbara Da Silva Paes and Nana Soares (MAGen32) tell us why women will be leading the opposition to Bolsonaro’s… More...

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Are social workers the answer to transformative participatory practice in development?

Current IDS student Katheryn Margaret Pascoe (MADev12) explains why development practitioners need to work in partnership with social workers if they … More...

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Inclusive Globalisation

For globalisation to survive and sustain this nationalism wave, it is time to look within and become more inclusive. More...

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Autopsy of a failed Climate Change Policy: the Gilet Jaune movement in France

Current IDS student Myriam Mhamedi (MAGen32) shares her thoughts on the Yellow Vests; asking if they are an anti-ecology movement. More...

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From IDS to Painted Wolves- a 10 year reflection

Diane Skinner (MASSD01) tells us about her journey after IDS and her new conservation work with painted wolves. More...

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Employability Guide: International Development Studies

The set of Employability Skills presented in the chart below has been developed by IDS, the Department of International Development, University of Sus… More...

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Food Systems Transformations: Putting Small-Scale Farmers at the Centre

IDS seminar from alums Santiago Ripoll and Elise Wach on recent research on food systems with small farmers in Nicaragua, Senegal and UK More...

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Mamunur Rahman regional finalist for Alumni Awards - South Asia

Mamunur tell's his story from IDS to his leadership of a social movement to improve women's menstrual health management in Bangladesh More...

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A report from Shishu Aangina's Workshops on Gender Equality, Mental Health and Wellbeing for Youth

Mahumda Rahman Khan (MA7) tells us about the Workshops on Gender Equality and Mental Health held in Bangladesh in collaboration with private universit… More...

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Rural development in Indonesia: Towards accountable village governments.

“It is not the torch in Jakarta that would make Indonesia bright, but rather the candles throughout its villages.” Report from Indonesia Alumni Ne… More...

Video: Q&A on Gender Justice

Watch this short video made by Chloe Vaast (MAGen25) for the #MAGen30 Gender Justice week More...

Still rising: women’s movements in a changing world

Guest Blog for the Spotlight on #GenderJustice week in celebration of #MAGen30 Zohra Moosa (MA16), Dinah Musindarwezo (MA20) and Lee Webster (MA18) More...

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Barabaig: Life, Love and Death on Tanzania's Hanang Plains

IDS Alum Charles Lane (DP90) has written a book about the Barabaig, who he lived with as part of his doctoral studies at IDS in the late 1980s More...

Bangladesh Alumni Development Talk Success

IDS Alumni in Bangladesh hold a hugely successful event More...

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Kenyan Alumni Recognize Governor Mvurya’s Achievement as No Mean Feat.

Laura Chao (MAPov04) tells us about the re-election of Governor Salim Mgalla Mvurya (MAP05) More...

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Four Headways for Effective ECE Strategy in India

Read about Early Childhood Care, Development and Education (ECCD&E) in India. More...

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What is there for NGOs? Social Impact Investment in India

Social impact investment in India: what can NGO's offer? More...

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British citizens say "Refugees are welcome!"

Read about IDS student Jae's first few months in the UK studying for a PhD More...

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Egypt is in dire shape, Yet how I wish I could go back

Nancy Okail (DPhil06) writes on the anniversary of her prison sentence in the NGO trial; about how Egypt has been deteriorating on all levels and deta… More...

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Media and Civic Engagement, From Protests to Dialogue TRAILER

Watch IDS alumni in Washington DC talk about Media and Civic Engagement: from protests to dialogue More...

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