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Institute of Development Studies

Brighton, United Kingdom
Joined May 2018

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex

Presence in: United Kingdom
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health

Our vision is of equal and sustainable societies, locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice. We believe passionately that cutting-edge research, knowledge and evidence are crucial in shaping the changes needed for our broader vision to be realised, and to support people, societies and institutions to navigate the challenges ahead.

Through our commitment to engaged excellence we work towards transformations that reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build more inclusive and secure societies. We do this neither as a university organisation nor a thinktank, but by combining elements of both in a unique mix that is articulated in our engaged excellence approach.

Since 1966 IDS has been working with partners to tackle complex development challenges and contribute the evidence, analysis, theory and facilitated learning that can help communities, practitioners and decision-makers at all levels work together for practical, positive change. Our partnership with the University of Sussex supports and accredits our teaching and learning programmes, where in PhD studies and a range of high-level Masters’ courses we aim to produce a new generation of development thought, policy and practice leaders.

The Institute is home to approximately 230 staff and 200 students at any one time. But the IDS community extends far beyond, encompassing an extensive network of over 360 partners, 3,000 alumni and hundreds of former staff.

People Associated With This Organization

Anuradha Joshi

United Kingdom  
Institute of Development Studies
Joined May 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
Am a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and have been working on social accountability and a bit of legal empowerment for the last few years. I want to learn from all the experience of partners involved in ongoing in country work and link with others for sharing information

Juan Pane

Institute of Development Studies (Unverified)
Joined October 2020
Interests: Family, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a Paraguayan researcher, lawyer, and development practitioner. Currently a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex. My research interests include power and empowerment, poverty, and international development. Specifically, my research is related to women living in poverty and the process of empowerment it entails to overcome poverty. I have a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri (USA) and a Master’s Degree in Social Research from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has extensive working experience as a development practitioner within the government, NGOs and the private sector.

Laura Otaqui

United Kingdom  
Institute of Development Studies
Joined May 2020
Interests: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
Hi! I am a postgraduate student at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in the UK, studying towards an MA in Globalisation, Business and Development. I am researching several thematic areas related to economic empowerment and human rights, as well as women's economic empowerment and financial inclusion. I look forward to joining the network! Many thanks,

Matthew Moors

United Kingdom  
Institute of Development Studies
Joined September 2020
Interests: Family, Health, Other, Right to Information
Hello Everyone - I am currently an MA student at the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University in UK. My main areas of interest are Social Justice, Older Persons participation in policy formulation, disability rights, refugees, cooperative inquiry and action research methods. I am always interested in making connections so please get in touch and perhaps we can share knowledge and help amplify the voices of those often left behind.

Patta Scott-Villiers

United Kingdom  
Institute of Development Studies
Joined September 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency
Senior Fellow at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex with 20 years of experience working on pastoralist voice in East Africa.
Anuradha Joshi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Institute of Development Studies.

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