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DocumentMichael Collyer, Diana Mitlin, Shahaduz Zaman, Robert Wilson / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated differences that already existed. Health outcomes and the economic impacts of resulting lockdowns have not been evenly distributed and inequalities have deepened.DocumentR. Chambers, J. Myers, N Vernon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020There is a glaring gap and compelling need for approaches and methods that realign to new rigour through timeliness, cost-effectiveness, relevance and being actionable.DocumentJ. Kohlitz, R. Iyer / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021SDG 6.2 calls for sustainable sanitation for all before 2030. Yet over 2 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation facilities. Ensuring good sanitation and hygiene practices for everybody means ending open defecation, tackling existing challenges with access and use, and ensuring all sanitation facilities are safely managed.DocumentS. Hickling / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019There is widespread recognition that slippage of open defecation free (ODF) status is a challenge to sustainability across many programmes and contexts.DocumentL. Bolton / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021This Covid Collective Helpdesk report maps key international and national days, events and policy moments in 2021 relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and its health, social inclusion, humanitarian and governance impacts in order to inform the Covid Collective’s policy engagement and and activities.DocumentEmirie, G., Iyasu, A., Gezahegne, K., Jones, N. / Overseas Development Institute, 2020Persons with disabilities are more likely to experience adverse socio-economic outcomes than persons without disabilities due to ‘less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment and higher poverty rates’.
23 November 2020A new IDS-led research project seeks to re-imagine sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in Asia and Africa to help address the sanitation crisis, enhance off–grid economies and improve the well-being of poor and vulnerable women and men, and marginalised communities such as Dalits, migrants, sanitation workers and refugees.
1 July 2020Never has the need for social protection been greater. In response to the economic and social fallout of Covid-19, almost every country in the world has introduced or expanded programmes that support those who are most vulnerable.
27 May 2020On any given day, 300 million people around the world will be menstruating. This normal and natural biological process is a fact of – and fundamental to – life.
10th February 2021
“I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you.” Severn Cullis-Suzuki, 12 years old, Rio Earth Summit, 1992
6th January 2021
Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively shape policy with evidence with IDS's online short course.
29th October 2020
A new IDS Bulletin examines the experiences of female-led activisms against sexual harassment in articles that cover 11 countries around the world, including Egypt, the Philippines and India.
29th September 2020
Gain an introduction to to pastoralism, uncertainty and resilience, with lessons for global change.During this free online course, you’ll explore key concepts, case studies and questions for debate.
1st September 2020
Having the right mix of talented, committed individuals is vital to achieving IDS's vision of a more equitable and sustainable world, where people everywhere can live their lives free from poverty and injustice.