This page compiles learning activities carried out between 2014 and 2018 between IDS and SDC field offices and operational units around topics of poverty and inequality.
As part of the collaboration between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the SDC Quality Assurance and Poverty Reduction Section (see this page), IDS was commissioned to implement a Beneficiary Assessment of the Katalyst programme in Bangladesh. The aim of the research was to build a systemic understanding of large programmes using market system approaches. Learn more »
Today, approximately 25 % of the world’s poor live in urban areas. This part is expected to increase to 50 % by 2040. In view of such trends, SDC’s South Cooperation (SC) initiated a reflection process in 2016 on the future positioning of the SDC in urban contexts: Should the SDC engage in a more substantive way in urban settings and if so, how? Learn more »
is collaborating with IDS on a learning process to support SDC staff in
their work relating to inclusion of Roma people in the
Western Balkans. Learn more »
This Learning Trajectory fostered collaborative learning and knowledge sharing on equity and inclusion in health in the SDC, and covered the many and varied mechanisms of exclusion. Of particular
importance were the understanding of forms of social exclusion that deny certain
groups' access to health services, in relation to specific population
groups. The Learning Trajectory also increased knowledge about, and
understanding of, the different health interventions in the CEE region that
have a strong inclusion component. Learn more »
This Learning Trajectory transformed into an accompaniment, and results will be shared on this platform.