The International Development Department (IDD) is a multi-disciplinary department committed to poverty reduction through the development of effective governance systems.
IDD’s strength lies in the breadth of its interests and its position between the worlds of practice and ideas. Our research links with our consultancy work, informs the education and training offered and contributes to academic and practitioner debates about development policy.
In addition to the research carried out by the department, IDD also has a number of Resource centres.
IDD offers taught and research postgraduate degrees that enable students to deepen their understanding of development issues. All our Degrees are international in both focus and student body, and over the past six years we have welcomed students from 99 different countries.
The department addresses a wide range of public management and governance issues in developing and transitional countries in Southern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the former USSR. Our areas of expertise include:
Evaluation of governance and public management reforms
Democratisation and political reform
Conflict, state failure and reconstruction
Corruption, aid effectiveness and financial management
Decentralisation and local governance
Social and human aspects of development