This area of the Poverty-Wellbeing website showcases the work happening
under a Collaboration between the SDC Quality Assurance (SDC-QA) and the
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK.
This flier explains the aims and objectives of this unique Collaboration and how you can get involved. A Spanish version is also available.
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In this video Marjoke Oosterom and Jethro Pettit from IDS explain the activities of the Collaboration. They give an example of how IDS supported the SDC country office in Cuba to design a new local governance programme with better attention for equity, power, and methodology.
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Edited by: Marjoke Oosterom and Patta Scott Villiers / November 2016 Volume 47 Issue 5
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is pleased to
launch our new IDS Bulletin on Power, Poverty and Inequality. Ten years
after the landmark 2006 issue that brought us the Powercube - a practical
approach to power analysis that offers a way of confronting its complexity -
we return to the question of how to analyse and act on power in
development. Funded by SDC as part of
the Collaboration between SDC-QA and IDS, this issue focusses on the ways in
which invisible power helps perpetuate injustice and widen inequalities.
Some 14 contributors, engaged in various areas of
development work, come together to explore these dynamics and make recommendations
for how to reverse the negative effects of invisible power through unsettling
the normal and making visible the unacceptable.
Their contributions call for ways to denaturalise norms and
structures of social, political and economic inequality, so that the universal
aspirations of the Sustainable Development Goals may have a chance of success. In particular they look at the workings of
power in the reproduction of norms, values and structures that produce or
mitigate inequality, and ask how understanding the least visible kinds of
power can help us to tackle the damaging aspects of inequality, be it
injustice, misrecognition, poverty or disenfranchisement.
The Bulletin is available to download from the IDS
This section relates to the work of the SDC-IDS Collaboration which explores how poverty relates to politics and power.
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