Welcome to OpenDocs, an e-repository of development research from the Institute of Development Studies. OpenDocs consists of three separate areas or communities:

  • BLDS Digital Library (publications from research institutes in developing countries curated by the British Library for Development Studies)
  • IDS Research Community (publications by IDS Fellows and from partner research centres and consortia). If you are an IDS staff member wishing to submit an item, please register using the link on the right and then follow the Guidance on the intranet [IDS members only]
  • Impact Initiative (Publications from the Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research programme jointly funded by ESRC and DFID)

Select a community to browse its collections.

BLDS Digital Library [6214]
IDS Research Community [5120]
Impact Initiative [217]
  • The Potential of M-health for Improved Data Use: Workshop Report 

    Munslow, T; Barnett, I; Dewi, D (IDS, 2016-07)
    The Institute of Development Studies, in partnership with World Vision Indonesia, are exploring whether a recently implemented nutrition surveillance intervention, known as M-health, is being used to improve community-based ...
  • Sustainable Sanitation for All: Experiences, challenges and innovations 

    Bongartz, Petra; Vernon, Naomi; Fox, John (Practical Action, 2016-06)
    Great strides have been made in improving sanitation in many developing countries. Yet, 2.4 billion people worldwide still lack access to adequate sanitation facilities and the poorest and most vulnerable members of society ...
  • Using a CLTS Approach in Peri-Urban and Urban Environments: Potential at Scale 

    Myers, Jamie; Cavill, Sue; Pasteur, Katherine (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-07)
    This note summarises the potentials and limitations of using a CLTS approach in peri-urban and urban environments. It identifies the actions needed to take the approach to scale. It is one output from a workshop convened ...
  • CLTS in Post-Emergency and Fragile States Settings 

    Greaves, Frank (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-07)
    This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts ...
  • Privacy, anonymity, visibility: dilemmas in tech use by marginalised communities 

    Ganesh, Maya Indira; Deutch, Jeff; Schulte, Jennifer (Institute of Development Studies, 2016-07-15)
    This paper synthesises reflections and learnings from two studies, in Kenya and South Africa, about how marginalised communities – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people in Nairobi, Kenya, and economically ...

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