During the 2017 Knowledge Summit in Dubai, the Knowledge Project launched the first Global Knowledge Index (GKI). GKI is an initiative focusing on knowledge as a comprehensive interdisciplinary concept related to all aspects of human life, including cultural, social and economic activities. Central to the index is the belief that knowledge drives sustainable and comprehensive human development.
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 in conflict and crisis-affected settings.
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. The Matasa Fellows Network is a joint initiative of the The Mastercard Foundation and Institute of Development Studies.
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.
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.
For the last few months we’ve been working hard on what is the biggest update to our services in over 10 years. These changes reflect not just some long-awaited improvements to the website itself but also an important shift in how the Eldis team here at IDS will deliver on our mission to increase the accessibility of useful and relevant research on global development challenges.
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. "
The event was a celebration of our 20 years as an online knowledge sharing platform but also a space for us to bring together colleagues to reflect on the key lessons from that 20 years and to examine the challenges and opportunities for our sector moving forward.
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.
The Institute of Development Studies, based at Sussex University in the UK, turns 50 years old this year. As development moves into a new era, leading scholars, policymakers and practitioners are invited to join in a serious intellectual debate about the challenges and implications of development in the future.
The Institute of Development Studies has recently published two resources around the theme of migration and marginalisation which focus on gender, ageing and sexuality as key influencing factors.
The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14-24 March 2016, attended by state representatives, advocates for gender equality and UN representatives from across the world.
From Global Goals to climate finance and the data revolution, we look back at some of our most popular features of the year.
This has been a big year in the international development sector, with the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) and international climate talks dominating much of the discussion. Covering topics from gender equality, to health and climate change, our most viewed news stories and blog posts of the year reflect these big debates.
Band Aid 30’s ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ voted the year’s most harmful fundraising video.
Convincing people to give up their cash to help people they’ve never met, in a faraway place, can be a hard task and it’s easy to slip into lazy stereotypes that pull at the heart strings. But are these simplistic narratives causing more harm than good?