The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform.The Institute is located in Brighton on the University of Sussex campus.
Watch IDS researchers share their key moments from 2011 and describe how they think these events and issues will impact on the development research community. The Arab uprisings, the sudden re-emergence of inequality on research agendas and alarming new evidence on public attitudes towards aid, all make it into this short film that provides a unique insight into the preoccupations of researchers from right across the Institute of Development studies. They each describe a key moment or issue fr...
Thomas Tanner presentation for Resilience 2011 conference 12 March
Khul , directed by Lucy Bennett, and the latest film coming out of the Real World scheme, examines the contested Islamic legal right 'Khul', which allows Egyptian women to unilaterally end a marriage in exchange for forgoing financial rights. It asks to what extend this law can be seen as a pathway to women’s empowerment.
On Valentine’s Day 2011, IDS and DFID launched an exhibition in DFID’s London ; offices on sexuality and development. Speaking from the event, Lawrence Haddad (IDS) and Carla Sutherland (Arcus Foundation) explain why they think sexuality matters for development.
Global connections: UK and global poverty solutions - Naomi Hossain
Global connections: UK and global poverty solutions - Tony Drew
Global connections: UK and global poverty solutions - Lawrence Haddad
Measuring the Impact of Better Local Governance in Indonesia.