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July 25 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Fri Jul 25 2014, 06:49:38

[IDS]Following David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle, the UK government has moved from having three women in the cabinet to five: and these two new members are working mothers, a presence not there before.

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July 24 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Thu Jul 24 2014, 16:17:12

[IDS]Chair of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) for the United Nations' Committee on World Food Security (CFS), Per Pinstrup-Andersen calls for the role and importance of fish to be included within food and nutrition security agendas.

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From AllAfrica Blog Thu Jul 24 2014, 16:10:00

[IDS]The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Trade Out of Poverty, the APPG for Debt, Aid and Trade and IDS co-hosted a meeting in parliament examining how governments, businesses, practitioners and academics can collaborate more effectively to ensure that health markets in developing countries work better for the world's poorest communities.

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From AllAfrica Blog Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:43:02

[IDS]China is rapidly becoming not just the biggest engine of economic growth in the world and the biggest market, but also the largest contributor of development aid. China's extraordinary wave of rapid growth and poverty reduction at home over the last few decades is now being matched by assertive influence in south-south cooperation, development finance, trade, and social and economic policies around the world. The interrelationships between China as a development actor domestically and abroad, and the embed

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From AllAfrica Blog Thu Jul 24 2014, 05:40:57

[IDS]The Ebola outbreak in Guinea and its spread to other areas of West Africa has caused global alarm. As one of the world's most infectious and deadly diseases, with no cure, the level of fear surrounding Ebola is to an extent expected. However, much of the fear is rooted in misunderstandings. Dispelling these misunderstandings is perhaps the biggest challenge in tackling Ebola and is critical to furthering our knowledge about the disease and efforts to control it.

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July 21 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:22:49

[IDS]In a Special Issue for the European Journal of Development Research launched last week, academics and policy-makers call for a moment of reflection to consider the relationship between social protection and social justice.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:22:09

[IDS]Jonathan Kydd, agricultural economist and experienced academic leader, has been appointed as the new chair of the IDS Board of Trustees. He will take up the role at the beginning of August, replacing Richard Manning who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:21:38

[IDS]IDS is pleased to announce that its journal, the IDS Bulletin, is to be re-launched in 2016 as a gold open access publication.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:19:37

[IDS]According to latest research published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), some of the poorest developing countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi and Liberia are making significant progress in their commitment to reducing hunger and undernutrition witnessed through increased action on these issues.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 09:28:53

[The Rockefeller Foundation]Aspen -At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, the Washington Post's Philip Kennicott sat down with Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin about the resilience dividend--the idea that investments in resilience can minimize the disruptive effects of strain on a city, while simultaneously creating jobs, social cohesion, and equity. Briefly walking the audience through the trends that contribute to shocks and stresses around the globe, Dr. Rodin explained how we can learn from successful examples and highli

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