Institute for the Study of International Development

Dr Naila Kabeer, one of the world's foremost scholars on gender, poverty and social policy issues, delivers the opening keynote at ISID's conference on "Unpacking Women's Empowerment".

Students queue to ask questions of Fredrik Galtung after 2018's enormously successful McDonald, Currie lecture.

ISID Director Sonia Laszlo, Her Excellency Aminata Touré, former Prime Minister of Sénégal, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and la Francophonie, at ISID's conference on "Unpacking Women's Empowerment".

IDRC and ISID collaborate on the GrOW Research Series

Panelists at the opening session of "Questioning Crisis", March 2017

Udaipur on a recent trip by ISID Director Laszlo

On the beach in Kerala, after the recent workshop on "Unpacking Participatory Democracy".

Visiting Professor of Practice Aruna Roy (Fall 2016) during a research presentation.

Graduate Student Abe Solberg recently did his fieldwork among Hmong communities of Yunan and North Vietnam

Unpacking Participatory Democracy, and its participants.  Kerala, February 2017.

ISID's Inaugural week-long Executive Education Course on Reconciliation, Conflict Prevention and the Promotion of More Inclusive Society concludes successfully on October 30, 2015.

Commissioners Justice Murray Sinclair, Marie Wilson and Wilton Littlechild of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada at ISID's conference on March 13 2014.

Professor Erik Kuhonta attends a Red Shirt political rally in Khao Yai Park in northeastern Thailand in February 2012

​​The Institute for the Study of International Development is home to an interdisciplinary group of scholars doing research that focuses on the areas of poverty and inequality; governance and society; and environment and sustainability. ISID is also the institutional home of three undergraduate programs: International Development Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and African Studies, as well as the Development Studies Option (DSO) M.A. program in the Faculty of Arts. Through cutting edge research, academic programs, and executive education programs, ISID makes a difference by building bridges between research, teaching, policymaking, and development practice.​​

For current news on our research and activities, check out the latest issue (March 2018) of Latitude, the Institute’s Newsletter!

ISID: Making a difference by building bridges between research, policymaking and development practice