To be the leading centre of excellence for development research, teaching, training and advisory services on issues of policy, practical and academic concerns in the public and private domains”.

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS)is celebrating 50 years
of its existence. With the Society for International Development, the
Institute plans to hold a symposium to explore the historical and future
relationship of the Institution and public benefits organisations in
building accountable Governments and active citizens.

The symposium will take place at 2-5pm on Tuesday, 17th November 2015, at

University of Nairobi, Main Campus,Education Building - ED 213
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The Institute for Development Studies, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) will host a panel discussion entitled: “Overly Optimistic? The Pulse on Africa’s Changing Economies and Demography.”

University of Nairobi, Main Campus, Education Building, Education Building (ED 213)
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University of Nairobi’s 844 Hall
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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) will host   the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) public lecture on Thursday 29th October 2015 as part of the celebrations to mark the Institute’s 50th anniversary (IDS@50 Celebration).

University of Nairobi, 8-4-4 Hall
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IDS librarian (seated) explains to the new students how to access information.  


The Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, has welcomed 17 students to pursue Master of Arts in Development Studies in the 2015/2016 Academic Year.

Hyslop Building, 2nd floor, Rm 215
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