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

  • IDS Digital Library (publications from research institutes in developing countries curated by IDS)
  • 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]

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  • Overview of Sector Transformation Programmes Funded by DFID 

    Megersa, Kelbesa; Avis, William (IDS, 2019-08-05)
    This rapid literature review summarizes the existing evidence (mainly programme business cases, annual reviews, logical frameworks, etc.) on selected sector programs run by DFID in priority countries. This report will ...
  • Structure of the Global Ready-Made Garment Sector 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2019-08-22)
    The ready-made garment (RMG) industry’s value chain is buyer-driven. It is labour intensive and involves large retailers who have specific product requirements. Large companies set up production plants in regions where ...
  • Tax Evasion and Missing Imports: Evidence From Transaction-Level Data 

    Mengistu, Andualem T.; Molla, Kiflu G.; Mascagni, Giulia (IDS, 2019-09-18)
    It is well documented in the literature that developing countries raise less tax revenue as a share of their economy than their developed counterparts. Part of this gap can be explained by the relatively higher tax evasion ...
  • Changing Food Systems: Implications for DFID Priorities 

    Woodhill, Jim; Quak, Evert-jan (IDS, 2019-09)
    How food systems change over the coming decades will have profound implications for development goals and priorities. Changes in what we eat, population growth, and urbanisation – along with the implications of climate ...
  • IDS Annual Review 2019 

    IDS (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-17)
    During the past year, international development has involved grappling with a series of dramatic social and political shifts. We have seen extreme right-wing populism taking hold in more countries; the US retreating from ...

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