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Reflections and insights from Olusola Owonikoko (MAGlob10) into Africa's fragile health sy More...

Mahumda Rahman Khan (MA7) tells us about the Workshops on Gender Equality and Mental Healt More...

Jennifer Uchendu (MADev13) reflects on why COP must do more to incorporate and support you More...

“It is not the torch in Jakarta that would make Indonesia bright, but rather the candles More...

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

Given the decades old decolonial and post-development critiques that the international dev More...

As events in Afghanistan continue to quickly unfold, Nandhini Jaishankar (MADev13) highlig More...

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

Nasrat Esmaty (MAPov06) shares his thoughts on who is to blame for the collapse of the Isl More...

Guest Blog for the Spotlight on #GenderJustice week in celebration of #MAGen30 Zohra Moosa More...

I wrote this report during the first two months of the Covid19 pandemic. Many farm workers More...

IDS Alum Charles Lane (DP90) has written a book about the Barabaig, who he lived with as p More...

Marisol (MADev14) has been profoundly affected by the way that Masehual women understand a More...

Shiqing Gong (MADev14) asks whether issues of women and poverty may have been missed durin More...

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

Samirah Bello (MAGlob13 ) tells us more about data mining and asks you to think about whet More...

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

Mavis Elias (MAGlob13) challenges us to think about realities of a complex African contine More...

IDS alum Julia Pá (MADev01) on the joy and impact of her experiences of immersing in comm More...

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

IDS alum Olusola Owonikoko (MAGlob10) shares his thoughts on how Nigeria's insecurity is d More...

Nancy Okail (DPhil06) writes on the anniversary of her prison sentence in the NGO trial; a More...

Find out more about the participatory development art therapy provided by the Kiota Initia More...

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

IDS alum Nicoline Nwenushi Wazeh (MAGen28) with contributions from Ndi Nancy Saiboh share More...

Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) on how after 50 years of being an independent country, Ban More...

Nayelli Torres Salas (MAGen27) remembers IDS and tells us about her career after graduatin More...

IDS alum Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) gives us an update on Kenya's response to Covid-1 More...

Read about how Mahmuda Rahman Khan's experiences at IDS has shaped her career More...

Environmental injustice within a racialised context is environmental racism – a branch o More...

Mahmuda Khan (MA7) shares a report from an event in Bangladesh saying "I always feel proud More...

Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) reflects on his work since IDS on what is good governance, More...

Ben Clench (MAGov12) tell us about his experience of studying at IDS and the challenges of More...

Ayushi Misra (MADev14) gives a personal perspective on the informal sector workers of Indi More...

Dare to Eat Natural, Healthy Snacks Powered by Insects Event More...

IDS student Aylin Estrada (MADev14) re-imagines some well known development concepts. In c More...

Continuing the theme of love and empathy in development; alumna Devi Dewi shares her exper More...

A documentary on gender based violence in Bhutan created by IDS and Chevening Alumni to be More...

Watch the video created by Climate Exploration Hub for the Film4Climate Competition 2016. More...

Pulkit Mogha (MADev14) shares the stories of three people living and working in Agra to sh More...

IDS Alumnus and Alumni Ambassador for Kenya Collins Aseka shares his thoughts on the 2nd H More...

Sam Huckstep (MAGov21) tells us more about how online networks bring risks as well as oppo More...

Angela's interest in Education in Sri Lanka began in 1975 at IDS. The Special Collection, More...

MA Gender & Development student Koketso Dlongolo (MAGen34) on UK homelessness in a global More...

Empowering behaviour change process and facilitating an enabling environment for CLTS appr More...

The third and final hope for the post-pandemic, wishing a reinstated “role of the state More...

"If you hold tight to your commitments and the clarity you have about what you want to giv More...

The Covid-19 crisis has added more pressure to Sudan's transitional government and yet a n More...

Find out about the Fragile Cities Data Visualization tool which generates a fragility “s More...

Isabelle Tickel (MAGen33) tells us how the Covid-19 pandemic has shown how the current Bri More...

Congratulations to Alumnus Roberto Franco-Alba who won the IDS short story competition; r More...

IDS alum Ranjani Krishnamurthy (MP13) briefly analyses several key international developme More...

Professor John Gaventa engaged with IDS Alumni members. During his enlightening interactio More...

A second hope for the post-pandemic, wishing that some of the new sustainable behaviours b More...

Be wary of narratives that deny local people’s agency and overlook their agendas and asp More...

Simone Fernandes (MADev13) asks if given the inequality that persists in cities whether We More...

Learning from others - a reflection on the Questioning Development conference and PhD sym More...

Sarah Stever (MAFood02) tells us about decoloniality, a leading initiative that IDS and ma More...

Watch Abraham Abhishek (MADev02) interview Liby Johnson to find out who the migrant worker More...

A reflection on what's needed to live well together - is there a role for big panels and b More...

Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) tells us more about social safety nets in developing count More...

Alum Dr. Surendra Vettivel has recently authored two new e-books, read on to share his IDS More...

PhD Researcher Md Mahmudul Hoque (Moni) brings stories of working children from Dhaka. Cal More...

As the initial shock subsides, it is vital to understand why half the country felt they co More...

It is now more than 6 months since we've met Covid-19. The world is now much different tha More...

"Indeed, research data is important but it still has to compete with other factors in shap More...

Women heads of state have demonstrated highly effective approaches to pandemic control dur More...

Ellie shares her four take home messages from her experience of conducting research with t More...

Sanjana Kuruppu (MADev02) asks what are child labourers doing during this emergency/right More...

Alum Professor Mammo Muchie launches new African Journal of which he is a co-editor More...

Find out how IDS alumni around the world have adjusted to new ways of working and living d More...

Participation in research redefines and expands the research endeavor from an instrumental More...

IDS student Shilpita Das (MAGov20) asks if restrictive authoritarian regimes will be more More...

“We need to keep the wellbeing of individuals we are serving at the forefront of our thi More...

Find out how IDS alumni around the world have adjusted to new ways of working and living d More...

My gender has never hindered my ability to conduct in-depth research all over the world. S More...

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

Prof Mammo Muchie talks about the 5th African Unity for Renaissance Conference and Africa More...

Gender & Dev students Isabelle Tickel, Madhurima Sanyal & Rebeca Moreno Sandoval tell us h More...

Say for Development in conversation with the Director of Global Child Poverty Initiative a More...

Suvojit Chattopadhyay (MAGov09) outlines the current context of COVID-19 in Kenya and prop More...

"Power & politics, collaboration & conflict, are all parts of citizen state interactions; More...

Wazeh Nicoline Nwenushi (MAGen28) tells us more about the response to Covid-19 by the wome More...

Find out what IDS Director, Melissa Leach, thinks about love, relationships, emotions and More...

Tanjila Mazumder Drishti (MAGlob10) tells us about the challenges facing Bangladesh in pre More...

"Care is good and society needs it to be able to function. Care work should no longer be t More...

Tech innovation creates complex realities for global development. USAID’s Digital Strate More...

Deviana Dewi (MADev08) on challenging sterotypes, fighting bias, mainstreaming the gender More...

This article offers a male perspective on rape in Afghanistan. More...

People with visual disabilities in the United Kingdom face barriers to cast their votes in More...

We are really pleased to share with you two new books from two Alums who were associated w More...

India’s development assistance through concessional grants and loans has more than doubl More...

Prof Mammo Muchie talks about the the importance of supporting Entrepreneurship, whilst Al More...

Latin America women have mobilised to demand access to education, contraceptives, and abor More...

A conversation with two co-Directors of the Centre for Social Protection, Stephen Devereux More...

Humans have destroyed half of earth's forests. “Seed bombers” are marketed as saviors More...

IDS PhD Researcher Jorge Ortiz-Moreno (PHD19) shares his experience of using participatory More...

Highlights of the seminar included pointed recommendations for government and other stakeh More...

María Mónica Monsalve (MSCCCD10), journalist from Colombia and IDS student invites us to More...

IDS student Jennifer Uchendu (MADev13), shares her thoughts on the emergence of eco-anxiet More...

Read an MA Gender student's account of the 2016 gender takeover More...

With the WHO declaring novel Coronavirus to be a global public health emergency, Hei Tung More...

Material from five of the Alumni IDS50 events is collated and shared with the LDC Independ More...

In Mexico there is a third possibility of gender: the Muxes. Challenging social traditions More...

Alums have shared with us recent publications: one an edited collection of STI academic pa More...

Find out what IDS alum Adwera Andrew (MASSD01) has been up to since graduating in 2008. More...

Sanmat: Leading Not for Profit started by IDS Alumni More...

A current IDS Masters student tells us why it is vital the international development commu More...

In the past two days, we have spotted two international news articles in the British press More...

IDS student Ying Yu Chen (MADev12) tells why, for her, in order to be a journalist focusin More...

Young activists attend the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week—and come back disapp More...

After experiencing CSW63 IDS student Amy Quinn-Graham (MAGen31) challenges policymakers to More...

IDS student Rebecca Webb (MADev12) tells us how studying at IDS has shown her how digital More...

Women experience poverty differently & unequally than their male counterpart, while taking More...

IDS MA Gender & Development Students Barbara Da Silva Paes and Nana Soares (MAGen32) tell More...

After years of negotiations, hopes are high that a peace deal between the Colombian Govern More...

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

How can Nepal effectively respond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what kno More...

Current IDS student Myriam Mhamedi (MAGen32) shares her thoughts on the Yellow Vests; aski More...

Organised by IDS' Alumni Ambassador in Kenya, this event was held as part of a series of I More...

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

Akansha Yadav (MADev05) narrates a tale of rural women in Jharkhand who take implementatio More...

Titilayo Soremi (MSCCCD04) tells us how CCT is coming to Nigeria, not as a codified policy More...

Alumna and IDS Research Officer Rhiannon McCluskey (MAGov14) blogs on The Conversation More...

New site to engage in development discussions in Latin America More...

Edwin Moses interviews IDS Alumna Alison Carney (MAGen25) on her work with engaging girls More...

IDS seminar from alums Santiago Ripoll and Elise Wach on recent research on food systems w More...

Alumna Ila Reddy (MAGov12) asks some critical questions about how we shape the environment More...

Mamunur tell's his story from IDS to his leadership of a social movement to improve women' More...

IDS Alumnus Wadan Narsey, blogs about publishing his thesis, and his active involvement du More...

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