Organisation

Institute of Development Studies

Acronym:
IDS
Working paper

What is known about capacity and coordination of social assistance programmes in crisis situations?

This paper reviews the literature and documented evidence on capacity and coordination issues in crisis situations, where social protection and humanitarian assistance intersect. The paper finds that while there is a burgeoning literature that mentions capacity and coordination, very little of this focuses on crisis...
Report

Pathways to impact in the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of research – while it has increased the demand for evidence to inform decision-making, it has further disrupted both the policy-influencing and engagement activities that would usually accompany such research. This report is based on an analysis of...
Working paper

What is environmental degradation, what are its causes, and how to respond?

This working paper explores the question: what is environmental degradation and what are its causes? The paper is aimed at providing a quick overview of the debates, helping to inform discussions about environmental restoration and protection.
Report

Against the odds: action for empowerment and accountability in challenging contexts

This research largely took a ‘citizen-eye’ view to the question of how authority is understood, and how citizens, especially marginalised groups, make claims, express grievances, seek to have their voices heard and hold authorities to account.
Report

Maximising the impact of global development research: a new approach to knowledge brokering

The report provides lessons and recommended practices for all those funding and designing social science research for development and seeking to maximise its impact beyond academia.