NEW UK GOVERNMENT, NEW DEVELOPMENT POLICY?

Following the appointment of Andrew Mitchell MP as Secretary of State for International Development, IDS Director Professor Lawrence Haddad shares his views on what the future holds for DFID and what the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat agreement means for international development. Professor Haddad has been closely following the work of Andrew Mitchell MP for the past…

GM CROPS: JUNE LAUNCH

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member On June 10 the STEPS Centre is launching a Biotechnology Research Archive and a new paper on Bt Cotton by Dominic Glover at a free event in London. The STEPS Centre Biotechnology Research Archive will span over a decade of substantive, evidence-based research. A series of core projects, supported…

MAKING HEALTH MARKETS WORK FOR POOR PEOPLE

Many people in developing countries use a variety of market-based providers of health services. These can range from highly organised and regulated hospitals and specialist doctors to informal health workers and drug sellers operating outside the legal framework. Encounters with health workers, even within public systems, often involve a cash payment. Understanding health markets and…