The strategic partnership between Irish Aid and Institute of Development Studies focuses on social protection, food security and nutrition. The collaboration brings together research and capacity development with policy, programmatic and influencing know-how to support action that more effectively reduces poverty and injustice. The aim of the partnership is to combine cutting edge evidence and learning to support implementation of Ireland’s policy for international development, A Better World.

Recent Submissions

  • Food Systems and Building Back Better 

    Ebata, Ayako; Nisbett, Nicholas; Gillespie, Stuart (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-30)
    Measures that have been put in place across the world to slow down the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) have had profound effects on food and nutrition security for those furthest behind. In the short run, many have ...
  • Governance and Building Back Better 

    Khan Mohmand, Shandana (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-30)
    The pandemic is in many ways a crisis of governance. Its magnitude and mitigation are determined by the nature of policy responses and crisis management by leaders and governments, and existing socioeconomic inequality has ...
  • Gender Equality and Building Back Better 

    Nazneen, Sohela; Araujo, Susana (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-30)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has affected men and women differently, exacerbating existing gender inequalities across a range of areas including health, education and livelihoods. Globally, women and girls are also experiencing ...
  • Social Protection and Building Back Better 

    Lind, Jeremy; Roelen, Keetie; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-30)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has meant sweeping changes for economies and societies, with the most devastating consequences for individuals and groups with pre-existing vulnerabilities. These impacts are likely to be compounded ...
  • Covid-19: Key Considerations for a Public Health Response 

    Leach, Melissa; Meeker, Jessica; MacGregor, Hayley; Schmidt-Sane, Megan; Wilkinson, Annie (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-08)
    The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis. Its long-term economic and societal effects may well outweigh its initial public health impact. It is therefore essential that responses are socially sensitive and attuned ...
  • Integrating Humanitarian Response with Social Protection Systems: Limits and Opportunities 

    Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel; Longhurst, Daniel (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-08-27)
    The separation between provision of short-term humanitarian assistance and long-term development programmes – such as social protection – often creates inefficiencies, wastes resources and means support fails to reach those ...
  • Leading Questions on Sustainable Fiscal Space for Social Protection 

    Lenhardt, Amanda (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-06)
    There is general agreement in the literature that sustainable finance for universal social protection is attainable. Debate persists, however, on the most effective and most efficient measures to expand fiscal space to ...
  • Working Across the ‘Nexus’ of Equality, Sustainability, Inclusivity and Security: Existing Lessons, Future Directions 

    Allouche, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06)
    This report examines integrated policy approaches for sustainable development, focusing on key lessons and recommendations that would support the implementation of integrated policymaking, with particular reference to ...
  • Lessons on Integrated Policy Approaches for Ireland’s A Better World Policy 

    Allouche, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06)
    A Better World – Ireland’s ambitious new international development policy – emphasises that an integrated approach is required to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This IDS Policy Briefing reviews evidence ...
  • Overcoming Challenges in Ethiopia’s Nutrition Governance 

    Ayele, Seife; Nisbett, Nicholas; Zegeye, Elias Asfaw (IDS, 2020-05)
    Reducing undernutrition is crucial for Ethiopia’s development. Ethiopia has implemented multi-sectoral nutrition programmes for over a decade, with some success. However, challenges remain in coordination and implementation ...
  • Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy and Programme Design, Coordination and Implementation in Ethiopia 

    Ayele, Seife; Zegeye, Elias Asfaw; Nisbett, Nicholas (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    Multi-sectoral nutrition governance has been hailed as an effective mechanism to reduce undernutrition. Ethiopia has adopted the approach and has been implementing nutrition programmes with some success, but undernutrition ...