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Men working in a field in Kalapara, Pathuakali District, Bangladesh
29th May 2018
While the African continent continues to face significant challenges in its fight against hunger and undernutrition, several African governments have increased their commitments in the fight against hunger and undernutrition.
Community fish-farming ponds in the rural town of Masi Manimba, DRC
27th March 2018
Following on from the successful first round of GODAN Action's free e-learning course on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition, our friends at GODAN Action are pleased to re-open the applications for the second round. 
At Koonthaikulam, a village in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, Swarnam Nayanar (left), and Pappa S. take part in road widening as part of the central government's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
8th March 2018
Over the past year, there has been an exposure of largely socially or publicly invisible sexual harassment and discrimination committed against women.
Trees cocooned in spiders webs after flooding in Sindh, Pakistan
20th February 2018
Interested in Disaster Risk Reduction Management?
STEPS Summer School '13 - Rivers of Life #4
23rd January 2018
The STEPS Summer School in May 2018 will bring together highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, urban, water or energy issues. The aim is to explore theories, ideas, research methods and practical applications of STEPS thinking on pathways to sustainability.
PowerCube Survey
19th December 2017
Celebrating over 10 years since first being published in 2006, this year provides us with an opportunity to reflect critically on how the powercube has been applied and how it has evolved. So we are looking for your help and asking how has the powercube has assisted you in your work.
Eldis Anniversary Workshop September 2016
8th December 2017
Interested in working with the Knowledge, Impact and Policy team at the Institute of Development Studies, on projects like Eldis and others?
House of Knowledge sculpture
28th November 2017
During the 2017 Knowledge Summit in Dubai, the Knowledge Project launched the first Global Knowledge Index (GKI).
A basic pharmacy | Juliette Humble/DFID
13th November 2017
Our partners at Health Systems Global are developing two linked resources to support access to key evidence and recommended reading for a thematic working group working on health systems
Bethlehem Plaza, Addis Ababa
10th November 2017
This week the Matasa Fellows Network is launching a call for young African researchers to apply to become a fellow. Given the major role that the African private sector can play in tackling youth unemployment and underemployment, the chosen theme of this year’s fellowship is Youth Employment and Private Sector Growth in Africa.
Wheat fields
24th October 2017
Our partners at the GODAN Action network will soon be delivering a new e-learning course on ‘Open Data and Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition’. The course will run from the 13th November to 8th December 2017, and is open to infomediaries, policy makers, administrators, project managers, researchers and scientists working in the area of agriculture.
Favéla Santa Marta, Painting of life in the favéla, dany13 CC BY 2.0
7th June 2017
If you are a regular user of Eldis you will notice some quite big changes to both the appearance of the website and how things are organised.
Eldis Anniversary Workshop September 2016
23rd September 2016
More than 50 participants gathered at IDS on 15th and 16th September for our 20th Anniversary workshop."From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development. "
31st August 2016
Health care in many low- and middle-income countries is a complex mix of private and public provision, with a range of different private actors including spiritual and traditional healers, private hospitals and unqualified drug suppliers, to name but a few. This mix makes it difficult to generalise about how best to achieve Universal Health Coverage in these contexts. 
10th August 2016
Eldis editor Alan Stanley was invited to Abuja recently to attend the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) end-of-programme learning event.
10th August 2016
Join IDS for a high profile, two day conference in July that will bring cutting-edge thinking, experience and reflection on ‘States, markets and society in a reconfigured world: Defining a new era for development’.
8th July 2016
The Open Knowledge Hub project brings together knowledge producers and intermediaries, particularly those in developing countries, to work together collaboratively to address gaps and inequalities in the availability and accessibility of development research.
17th June 2016
What factors shape a person’s decision to migrate? Who stays behind in a war zone or highly insecure context, and why? A person’s gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality, health or disability shape every stage of the migration experience.
8th June 2016
Locating good quality and relevant information to help address climate change can be a challenging and time consuming task.
7th June 2016
This first issue of the new IDS Bulletin – which has just relaunched as an Open Access publication – brings together research on recent contributions to more open, transparent, accountable and responsive governance. They also discuss weaknesses that limit the effectiveness and impact of these contributions.

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