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Institute of Developent Studies

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) was founded in 1966 and today, it is a leading global charity for international development research and communications.

IDS enjoys an international reputation based  on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic  skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and  explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to  inform. In all of our work, IDS aims to challenge convention and to generate  fresh ideas that foster new approaches to development policy and  practice. Such problem-focused thinking requires a commitment to  multidisciplinarity, not just within social sciences, but across  research, teaching and communications.

The Institute is home to approximately 100 researchers, 40 knowledge  services staff, 65 support staff and about 200 students at any one time.  But the IDS community extends far beyond, encompassing an extensive  network of partners, former staff and students across the development  community worldwide.