Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Delivering world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally.
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, they work 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.
They have helped foster innovative new partnerships that have generated millions of dollars in additional tax revenues in Africa that can be reinvested in countries’ national development. They have worked to provide solutions to environmental problems that build on local people’s knowledge and practices. They have highlighted the role of local communities in bringing an end to deadly epidemics like the Ebola virus. They have nurtured hundreds of exceptional development leaders and champions including political leaders, country Ambassadors and government officials, civil society leaders and entrepreneurs.
Their reputation for research and international outlook is second to none and reflected in their performance in the latest QS World University Rankings where they are ranked first in the world for development studies, together with the University of Sussex. They are also ranked as the number one international development policy think-tank by the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.See more