As one of the units within the University of Dar es Salaam, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is the largest and oldest development studies institutes in Tanzania. We believe passionately that cutting-edge research, knowledge and mutual learning are crucial in shaping the transformations needed to reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build more inclusive and secure societies. We are committed to collaborating closely with local civil society, governments, international NGOs, citizens, donors, researchers and many others to realise this positive change.
IDS has been working with partners to tackle complex development challenges in this way since 1973. We offer a range of thematically and approach-focused professional development courses. We aim to strengthen the skills and capabilities of those already working within the development sector, as well as nurture a new generation of development thought, policy and practice leaders.