Institute of Development Studies

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Name: Institute of Development Studies
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Shashanka Bhide takes over as MIDS director

CHENNAI: Agriculture economist Shashanka Bhide has assumed charge as the director of the Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), a think-tank organization on social science researches in India.Specialised in agricultural economics from Iowa State ... [Published Times of India - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Climate and Environmental Change: Views from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility

How are rapid recent food price changes linked to climate and environmental change? How do people who are vulnerable to these changes view these links? This Institute of Development Studies (IDS) note explores the views of people living on low and precarious ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Poor law and order: Akhilesh Yadav's proverbial Achilles' heel

After a brief lull, perception about poor law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has returned to haunt Akhilesh Yadav , the youngest ever chief minister of India's most populous state.The latest addition to the string of perceptible failure of the law ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Union Budget Hailed as Youth-friendly

VELLORE: Speakers at a panel discussion on ‘Union Budget 2014: The Youth Response’ at Voorhees College here on Monday said the budget was youth-friendly while expressing doubts whether the employment generation plan would yield fruit.Dr Jegadish Gandhi, ... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola in West Africa: Four misunderstandings

Via the Institute of Development Studies, a thoughtful, well-documented article: Strengthening knowledge to tackle Ebola. Click through for the full report and many links to sources. Excerpt: At IDS, researchers are investigating the complex forces (or ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Learning to Tackle Nutrition - Partic...

This month, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) welcomed participants for the , to explore some of the biggest challenges to addressing undernutrition in developing countries.Participants ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

We cannot give a woman a cow and expect her to change the world

_ The UK government and Unicef, the UN children's agency, hosted the world's first Girl Summit in London this week to drum up support for a campaign to end child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), practices affecting millions of girls around ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Making Impact Evaluation Matter in Asia conference

IDRC is co-hosting an international impact evaluation conference in Manila, Philippines, in September 2014. The conference, Making impact evaluation matter: Better evidence for effective policies and programmes, will help promote a culture of evaluation ... [Published International Development Research Centre - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Africa: Focus On Poverty - More Nutrition Science or Political Will?

The second Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) has just been launched, providing detailed evidence on efforts to reduce hunger (ten indicators) and undernutrition (12 indicators) in 45 developing countries.The data show that the richer among ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

'Nothing in Budget for Common Man'

VELLORE: The maiden Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has belied the expectations of the common man, said Dr P Jegadish Gandhi, founder-director of Vellore Institute of Development Studies (VIDS) here.In a statement, he said the ... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

Remittance inflow drops

:25:13 A A- A+ Remittance inflow has dropped, for the first time in several decades, in the just concluded fiscal year (FY 2013-2014), which recorded 1.6 per cent less transfer of funds from abroad than the corresponding period of the previous FY. Expatriate ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Plea for ‘no tax regime’ for pensioners

The Vellore Institute of Development Studies (VIDS) has urged the Central government to introduce a bold ‘No Tax Regime’ for all pensioners during the forthcoming Union budget, in orde... ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 03 2014]

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..." Villages here are surrounded by forest and agriculture, and that means bats — thought to carry Ebola — are everywhere. "I lived in a house in a village in Kissidougou district for two years which was full of bats in its roof" she says
"There's a fair amount of distrust in the government in general and of the messages that are being delivered" said CDC spokesman Stephan Monroe, Ph D , the deputy director at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in a teleconference...
"The perception about poor law and order situation discourages fresh investment. The investor would never want to invest in a state, which carried a negative perception about law and order" noted economist and former director of Lucknow-based Giri Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) A K Singh told Business Standard
...the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and made fortification of wheat flour, vegetable oil and maize meal mandatory. : "One of the panelists who had served the same role in 2012, our first year, said that she felt the plans were very different from her previous engagement. Back then it was about getting someone to pay attention to nutrition. Now it is about delivering under their gaze. If our composed and steely participants are anything to go by I have no doubt this will happen in many places."

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Government mulls moratorium on rice bran exports [Published Dhaka Tribune - 9 hours ago]
Shashanka Bhide takes over as MIDS director [Published Times of India - 17 hours ago]
How deforestation is helping to spread Ebola [Published VOX.com - Jul 31 2014]
Climate and Environmental Change: Views from Li... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jul 31 2014]
Rampant developments along the coast drying up ... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 31 2014]
Why Some Ebola-Ravaged Villages Are Resistant T... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 30 2014]
Poor law and order: Akhilesh Yadav's proverbial... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 30 2014]
Union Budget Hailed as Youth-friendly [Published New Indian Express - Jul 30 2014]
Learning to Tackle Nutrition - Partic... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 29 2014]
Measuring impact: What makes it harder for nutr... [Published Devex - Jul 28 2014]
We Are Making Ebola Outbreaks Worse by Cutting ... [Published Africa Green Media - Jul 28 2014]
Ebola in West Africa: Four misunderstandings [Published H5N1 - Jul 28 2014]
Tax justice campaigners should stop picking on ... [Published Conversation UK - Jul 24 2014]
Development At Home and Abroad - Chinese Challe... [Published Individual.com - Jul 24 2014]
New permits offer few gains for resettled Zimba... [Published New Europe - Jul 24 2014]
Local footwear brands on a roll [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jul 23 2014]
We cannot give a woman a cow and expect her to ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]
How to balance ruralto- urban population migrat... [Published Daily News TSN - Jul 23 2014]
Making Impact Evaluation Matter in Asia conference [Published International Development Research Centre - Jul 23 2014]
Guinea: Dispelling the myths of Ebola [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 22 2014]
Witch Hunting in India: Poor, Low Caste and Wid... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 22 2014]
Silent Crime [Published The Hindu - Jul 22 2014]
Reframing Social Protection for Social Justice [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 21 2014]
Africa: New Evidence Shows Chronically Poor Cou... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 21 2014]
Povertics Blog [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 21 2014]
Another Budget [Published The Statesman - Jul 19 2014]
Rising imports hurting Balance of Payment surplus [Published Bdnews24.com - Jul 19 2014]
Learning fro m evaluation [Published New Age Bangladesh - Jul 18 2014]
Nigeria: ORIE Nigeria: Quantitative Impact Eval... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 18 2014]
Increase hospitals, improve performance: Amarty... [Published Yahoo! India - Jul 18 2014]
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Climate and Environmental Change: Views from Li... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jul 31 2014]
How are rapid recent food price changes linked to climate and environmental change? How do people who are vulnerable to these changes view these links? This Institute of Development Studies (IDS) note explores the views of people living on low and precarious ...
Ebola in West Africa: Four misunderstandings [Published H5N1 - Jul 28 2014]
Via the Institute of Development Studies, a thoughtful, well-documented article: Strengthening knowledge to tackle Ebola. Click through for the full report and many links to sources. Excerpt: At IDS, researchers are investigating the complex forces (or ...
Guinea: Dispelling the myths of Ebola [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 22 2014]
Source: Institute of Development StudiesCountry: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone 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, ...
Nigeria: ORIE Nigeria: Quantitative Impact Eval... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 18 2014]
Source: Institute of Development StudiesCountry: Nigeria Visram, A., Jasper, P., Moore, L., Adegoke, F., Kveder, A., Arif, S., Ward, P. Nutrition Research in Northern Nigeria (ORIE)Publisher ORIE This report presents the findings from the baseline survey ...
World: Climate and Environmental Change: Views ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 17 2014]
Source: Institute of Development StudiesCountry: World Wanjiku Kelbert, A. How are rapid recent food price changes linked to climate and environmental change? How do people who are vulnerable to these changes view these links? This note explores the ...
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