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
 56
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Dudley Seers
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2020): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2020
Institute of Development Studies
 200
United Kingdom average
 48
Global average
 29
2019
Institute of Development Studies
 265
2016
Institute of Development Studies
 235

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Institute of Development Studies
 445
United Kingdom average
 32
Global average
 33
2019
Institute of Development Studies
 416
2015
Institute of Development Studies
 21
Financials
2020
Institute of Development Studies
 $38,795,625
United Kingdom average
 $45,887,240
Global average
 $213,389,167
2019
Institute of Development Studies
 $33,152,625
2018
Institute of Development Studies
 $29,752,221

Social

Likes (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 186,003
United Kingdom average
 41,231
Global average
 31,361
Likes (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 187,244
Likes (2016)
Institute of Development Studies
 171,293
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 76,533
United Kingdom average
 33,560
Global average
 18,412
Followers (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 67,700
Followers (2017)
Institute of Development Studies
 55,739
Subscribers (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 4,660
United Kingdom average
 11,315
Global average
 5,246
Subscribers (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 2,860
Followers (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 2,618
United Kingdom average
 17,637
Global average
 14,023
Followers (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 23,686
United Kingdom average
 5,494
Global average
 6,394

Data notes

Last updated: 23/01/2022
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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