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

Address:
Library Road Brighton BN1 9RE, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1966
Age (years)
Institute of Development Studies
58 
United Kingdom average
 36
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: Dudley Seers
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2022): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2021): Melissa Leach
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2023
Institute of Development Studies
 200
United Kingdom average
 41
Global average
 65
2021
Institute of Development Studies
 210
2020
Institute of Development Studies
 200

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Institute of Development Studies
 302
United Kingdom average
 46
Global average
 49
2020
Institute of Development Studies
 445
2019
Institute of Development Studies
 416
Financials
2020
Institute of Development Studies
 $38,795,625
United Kingdom average
 $46,004,866
Global average
 $216,090,446
2019
Institute of Development Studies
 $33,152,625
2018
Institute of Development Studies
 $29,752,221

Social

Likes (2023)
Institute of Development Studies
 184,000
United Kingdom average
 44,990
Global average
 26,966
Likes (2022)
Institute of Development Studies
 184,521
Likes (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 186,003
Followers (2024)
Institute of Development Studies
 83,800
United Kingdom average
 28,876
Global average
 19,229
Followers (2022)
Institute of Development Studies
 81,114
Followers (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 76,533
Subscribers (2023)
Institute of Development Studies
 7,490
United Kingdom average
 12,231
Global average
 6,240
Subscribers (2022)
Institute of Development Studies
 6,260
Subscribers (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 4,660
Followers (2023)
Institute of Development Studies
 4,105
United Kingdom average
 23,069
Global average
 10,933
Followers (2022)
Institute of Development Studies
 3,368
Followers (2021)
Institute of Development Studies
 2,618
Followers (2022)
Institute of Development Studies
 55,863
United Kingdom average
 11,189
Global average
 16,256
Followers (2019)
Institute of Development Studies
 23,686

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 website
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