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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  • The Value of Theory of Change in Large-Scale Projects and Complex Interventions 

    Richards, Robin (IDS, 2019-11-19)
    This rapid literature review concentrates on the role that theory of change plays at the programmatic level, and if there are examples that illustrate how theory of change can be used to pull together nested theories of ...
  • Test 2 

    Smith, John (2019)
  • The ‘Youth Bulge’ and Political Unrest in Iraq: A Political Economy Approach 

    Amirali, Asha (IDS, 2019-11-11)
    This report reviews existing research on the relationship between the ‘youth bulge’ and political unrest in order to understand when and why young Iraqis resort to violence or disruption. There is some disagreement in the ...
  • Raising Learning Outcomes in Diverse Indian Contexts 

    De, Anuradha (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2019-12)
    This policy brief shows that improving learning outcomes in diverse Indian contexts requires a rethinking of educational strategies. While improvements in physical access to schools are welcome, improving learning outcomes ...
  • Political Will of African Governments to Address Climate Change 

    Lucas, Brian (IDS, 2019-11-20)
    In the past ten to fifteen years, there has been a ‘striking rise in discussions of politics and power in development policy circles’ (Laws & Marquette, 2018, p. 1) across all sectors, including calls for ‘greater attention ...

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