Institute of Development Studies


The IDS vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and the voices of all people are heard in national and international institutions. We believe that generating, mobilising and sharing knowledge, through development research, teaching and communications, plays a key part in realising this vision.

Involvement in film

Real World is a pioneering documentary scheme to create and distribute positive images of women in the developing world. Real World is a collaboration between the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research Consortium and the UK Film Council’s South East regional agency, Screen South. IDS is the lead partner of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC.


We can only do what we do because of organisations and individuals who support our work.
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