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About the Governance Team at IDS
The Governance Research Team at IDS works in collaboration with scholars and institutional partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe on public authority and state capacity, security and peace-building. We produce cutting edge, policy oriented research on governance seen as multi-level and networked, operating at transnational, national and local levels.
Our research focuses on multiple themes:
- Collective action and social accountability
- Conflict management, security and peace-building
- Developing and teaching research methodologies relating to governance
- Financial management and taxation policy
- Political and fiscal challenges of extractive economies
- Public authority and state capacity
- Transnational organised crime
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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 actors.
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.
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