The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) delivers world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally.

Through equitable and sustainable partnerships, IDS works with governments, philanthropic foundations, non-governmental organisations, academics and civil society to transform approaches to progressive social, political and economic change in ways that ultimately make a difference to people’s lives.

Learning

Managing Multiple Crises: Lessons from Covid-19

The World is facing numerous, overlapping crises with the war in Ukraine exacerbating a global cost-of-living crisis, coupled with the lingering effects of Covid-19 and ongoing climate change impacts. After […]

Pathways to Impact in the Pandemic

Implementing and ascertaining impact and outcomes of research is a prolonged process that may take several years due to complexities in bureaucratic, social, and economic systems. At the macro level, […]

Projects
Authoritarian Responses to COVID19: Humanitarianism and Displacement
Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research Programme in Bangladesh (CLEAR)
Covid-19: The changing nature of state-business relations and implications for participation in global value chains
Distilling key, actionable lessons from this pandemic for improving pandemic preparedness
Exploring the nexus of covid-19, precarious migration and child labour on the Cambodian-Thai border