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  • Busy street foood vendor in Delhi, India
    27 April 2020
    Covid-19 has introduced a huge degree of uncertainty into people’s lives (most especially, thus far, in Northern countries unused to coping with disorder). Yet one thing seems to be certain.
    Jodie Thorpe
  • 5 March 2020
    This International Women’s Day global institutions and governments are marking the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action – a defining framework for change to address gender inequalities and women’s rights.
  • 2 March 2020
    In development, initiatives are often implemented with the underlying question of how it can be adapted and replicated. The pilot’s (un)successful factors are precious lessons to feed into new iterations, inspiring a recipe for others to follow. But even if the recipe emphasises the importance of local context, new initiatives can produce quite distinct results.
    Gabriel De Sousa Aragão

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17th March 2020
Following the global commodities boom, investment has poured into large-scale extractive, green energy and other resource development projects around the world. Many of these are in the rural margins – places geographically but also politically distant from the centres of economic power.
photo of Library Square on University of Sussex campus
11th February 2020
There is increasing pressure on all of us to make better use of evidence in decision-making whether we work in research, government or NGOs.
People in a auditorium at the last HSG conference
8th January 2020
In November 2020, IDS, and over 2,000 fellow members and partners from over 140 countries will meet in Dubai for the biennial Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (#HSR2020), co-sponsored by
A marabout from a village in the Kolda region holding a rosary. The telephone connects him with migrants or their families. Next to it is a book and against the wall a tablet called a ‘Halwaa’, on which are written holy verses
17th December 2019
After nearly a decade, the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOOP) is drawing to a close, having conducted research in more than ten countries in an effort to uncover how and why migration plays such a significant role in poverty reduction in some contexts, but not in others.
24th October 2019
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