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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  • Social and Behaviour Change Communication Interventions in Mozambique 

    Cooper, Rachel (IDS, 2019-12-19)
    Social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) is the use of communication to change behaviours by positively influencing knowledge, attitudes and social norms at the individual and community level. Approaches to SBCC ...
  • Social Dimensions of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Outbreak and Response: Meeting Report 

    The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) (SSHAP, 2020-01)
    Report of Roundtable at the Wellcome Trust, London, 3rd February 2020. Roundtable objectives: To discuss appropriate social science and humanities inputs that can improve understanding of the outbreak in global terms, ...
  • Inclusive Development: Beyond Need, Not Creed 

    Tadros, Mariz; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (IDS, 2020)
    This paper explores the extent to which development, in its frames of reference, policy and practice, is sensitive and responsive to religious inequalities. The research enquiry is guided by the question “to what extent ...
  • Governance Diaries: An Approach to Governance Research from the Ground Up 

    Loureiro, Miguel; Joshi, Anuradha; Barnes, Katrina; Chaimite, Egídio (IDS, 2020-02-14)
    Research on empowerment and accountability tends to focus on collective action and its potential for empowering citizens undertaking the action and on achieving state accountability. In fragile, conflict and violence-affected ...
  • Donor Responses and Tools for Responding to Shrinking Space for Civil Society: a Desk Study 

    Hossain, Naomi; Khurana, Nalini (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), 2019-11)
    This report summarises and analyses donor responses to the closure of civic space around the world. It is part of a wider effort within the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to enable joint learning to ...

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