The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) delivers world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally.Through equitable and sustainable partnerships, we work with governments, philanthropic foundations, non-governmental organisations, academics and civil society to transform approaches to progressive social, political and economic change in ways that ultimately make a difference to people’s lives.
By influencing policy and practice using rigorous research and by building fit-for-future capabilities through quality educational programs, BIGD aims to promote innovation and improvement in governance and development processes, leading to a just and prosperous society.
BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH) was founded in 2004 to address the unmet public health challenges of the Developing World. The School was co-founded by BRAC, icddr,b and Brac University in recognition of the fact that the public health needs of a Developing Country like Bangladesh requires community-based immersive teaching and learning to provide locally innovated research with sustainable solutions.
Gender at Work brings together new knowledge on deep structures of inequality and discriminatory social norms with innovative approaches and tools to transform them in organizations and communities. Using our unique and widely tested Gender at Work Analytical Framework, we help change agents to uncover and challenge these formal and informal barriers to gender equality.
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) was established in 1999 to provide legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda. This was in response to an extensive research project led by Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond and Dr Guglielmo Verdirame. They found that, despite Uganda’s strong international reputation for providing asylum to refugees, refugees did not always enjoy their rights in accordance with domestic and international law. Since then, the provision of legal aid has been supported by adding a psycho-social unit which provides clients with counselling and referrals on a range of non-legal matters, including sexual and gender-based violence, access to medical care, housing and education. The provision of direct support is complemented by education and training activities.
Centre for Basic Research (CBR), is a leading independent research Centre in Uganda, established in 1987 an educational trust and subsequently registered in 1988 as an NGO. CBR is a member institute of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) based in Dakar, Senegal. The broad aim of CBR is to conduct research on issues of basic social significance.
The Arab Institute for Women (AiW), previously known as the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW), was established in 1973, building upon the Lebanese American University’s rich history as a school for women. At that time, it was the first such institute in the Arab world and it remains the only one of its kind in Lebanon. It is also among the first globally. The Institute advances women’s empowerment and gender equality nationally, regionally and globally through research, education, development programs, and outreach. AiW works at the intersection of academia and activism.
NEIM has led feminist research in north-east Brazil for 20 years, with considerable convening power as part of continent-wide research and advocacy networks and regional and national policy processes. NEIM’s research spans women’s work and rights, gender and democracy, women’s health in globalised industries, sexualities and violence against women and intersectionality with race and age.