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Institute of Development Studies

Identification number in the register: 19339685611-45
Registration date: 05/04/2011 15:06:41

The information on this entity was last modified on: 17/03/2014 10:13:14
The date of the last annual update was: 17/03/2014 10:13:14

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Institute of Development Studies


Charitable Company

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Academic institutions

    Contact details

Institute of Development Studies, -
Brighton BN1 9RE

(+0044) 1273915640


Hannah Corbett
Public Affairs and Events Officer
00441273 915640

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Lawrence Haddad


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Hannah Corbett

Public Affairs and Events Officer

    Goals / remit

IDS is a leading global charity for research, teaching and information on international development. Our vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and economic growth is focused on improving human wellbeing. We believe that research knowledge can drive the change that must happen in order for this vision to be realised.

Founded in 1966, IDS enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of our work and our commitment to applying academic skills to real-world challenges. Our theory of change is at the heart of what we do. We think that knowledge should be generated by sound methodology and in partnership with other development and non-development

IDS hosts five dynamic research teams, nine popular postgraduate courses, and a family of world-class knowledge services. These three spheres are integrated in a unique combination – as a development knowledge hub, IDS is connected into and is a convenor of networks throughout the world.

The Institute is home to approximately 100 researchers, 70 knowledge services staff, 65 professional staff and about 200 students at any one time. But the IDS community extends
far beyond, encompassing an extensive network of over 250 partners ,1500 alumni and hundreds of former staff across the development community worldwide.

Our four strategic aims:

1. We will build new relationships
with people and organisations outside the aid industry who are influential in determining the rate and pattern of global change, such as multinational companies,faith organisations and security experts.

2. We will link different perspectives so that many people can contribute their knowledge to generate research findings
that are more grounded and relevant.

3. We will be present where it counts to persuade people who make decisions about development and aid to imagine and
choose the right options.

4. We will build our institute to be fit for purpose to ensure that our culture, resources, systems and structures deliver on the first three aims.



IDS seeks to support more informed decision-making by those in a position to influence change. This is based on our belief that decision-making is strengthened when it is underpinned by timely and relevant information that reflects a diversity of viewpoints.

Our knowledge and expertise spans across the international development sector, and we are ideally placed to contribute and shape debate on a variety of issues and subject matters.

Most recently these have included:

Post 2015 agenda
Tackling hunger and undernutrition
Conflict, security and development
Taxation and development
Climate change
Food Security
Business and sustainable growth and development
Global land, water and green grabbing
Water and Sanitation
non communicable diseases
Impact of overseas aid

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation



    Financial data

04/2011  -  03/2012

19,000,000 €

14,000,000 €



14,000,000 €


5,000,000 €

5,000,000 €


< 50,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.