News and Views

Posted: 14th March
Picture: Jessica Lea/DFID
Andrew Long considers why the opportunity to come together in Pretoria to reflect on the ESRC/DFID partnership and lessons relating to the relationship between research policy and practice over the last 10 years is hugely exciting.
Posted: 11th March
Image: Frederick Courbet / Panos
During the last decade, there was a particular focus of research on the economic and social impact of conflict. Professor Ana María Ibáñez, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, considers the challenges facing conflict and development research in the next ten years.
Posted: 10th March
Standing in a different place: Reflecting on co-investigation and mixed methods research. Professor Gina Porter reflects on understanding what our work means for reality ahead of the ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact’ conference from 16-18 March in Pretoria, South Africa.
Posted: 9th March
Credit: Panos/Dieter Telemans
Informing policy and practice with rigorous evidence will be at the heart of the upcoming Impact Initiative ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact’ conference. Professor Patricia Justino talks about the need to understand what the future holds for development ahead of the Conference where much conversation will centre on a decade of research and its influence on tackling poverty and improving development.
Posted: 1st March
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Call for papers: When does evidence really matter? An Edited Collection from the Impact Initiative and the Institute of Development Studies.
Posted: 15th February
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Ian Scoones is the co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex and joint convener of the IDS-hosted Future Agricultures' Consortium. Here Ian explains through case studies in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia in the Livelihoods after Land Reform project, how we can have impact, but we must be patient. This first appeared on Zimbabweland.
Posted: 2nd February
As the global development community transitions into a new era for development, the ‘Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact’ conference from 16-18 March in Pretoria, South Africa highlighted the full breadth of research carried out during the lifetime of the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research.
Posted: 18th January
credit: UN Women/Anindit Roy Chowdhury
Jenny Edwards, Programme Officer at the Institute of Development Studies, explores gender equality and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in response to the synthesis of evidence on the gendered nature of poverty and wellbeing from 122 research grants funded through the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.
Posted: 1st November
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A new collaboration between IDS and the University of Cambridge’s Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education is designed to increase the uptake and impact of two programmes of research funded through the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership.
Posted: 29th October

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