Think tank

Institute of Development Studies

IDS

Brighton, United Kingdom

IDS, affiliated with the University of Sussex, aims to stimulate debate and influence the way people think about development in all sectors of its work. The institute's activities can be divided into three broad areas: research and advisory work, teaching and training, and information services. IDS research covers a wide range of development questions, including the environment, globalization, governance, health and social change, participation, and poverty, and much of its work is carried out in partnership with other research organizations worldwide. IDS teaching program is known for its academic excellence and is strongly research-led, drawing the ongoing work of the IDS research teams into the classroom. IDS is also home to a range of innovative information services, including the British Library for Development Studies (BLDS), and the development information service, Eldis.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.ids.ac.uk/

Address:
Library Road Brighton BN1 9RE, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1966
Age (years)
Institute of Development Studies
55 
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Dudley Seers
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2018): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2017): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2019
Institute of Development Studies
 265
United Kingdom average
 52
Global average
 120
2016
Institute of Development Studies
 235

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Institute of Development Studies
 21
United Kingdom average
 49
Global average
 156
Financials
2018
Institute of Development Studies
 $29,752,221
United Kingdom average
 $21,338,474
Global average
 $60,523,670

Social

Likes (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 187,244
United Kingdom average
 14,307
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2016)
Institute of Development Studies
 171,293
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 67,700
United Kingdom average
 24,104
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Institute of Development Studies
 55,739
Followers (2016)
Institute of Development Studies
 50,506
Subscribers (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 2,860
United Kingdom average
 12,496
Global average
 5,924
Followers (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 23,686
United Kingdom average
 5,498
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 11/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s entry in wikipedia, Organisation´s website
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