Institute of Development Studies

At IDS we work to improve people’s lives through cutting edge research, teaching and communication on accelerating global development. We host a number of research programmes that generate new knowledge that aims to be original, relevant and excellent. We also provide online services and publications that liberate existing research and make it useful to decision makers and students.

In partnership with the University of Sussex we offer several popular postgraduate degrees that are integrated with our research activities. Vitally, we collaborate with over 250 partners around the world. Working together allows all of us to see the issues in a more rounded way.