Members of the CDI team teach on a range of specialised undergraduate degrees, masters programmes and thriving inter-disciplinary doctoral research programmes.

We also provide short courses and training for professionals within the international development sector such as practitioners, NGO managers or government officials.

In addition, our researchers and practitioners maintain innovative learning partnerships with the teaching programmes of universities and research institutions around the world.

We welcome inquires about study, learning and related partnership opportunities at IDS. For further information please contact

Short course events

This course builds on the deep historical experience with participatory methods that IDS has pioneered and nurtured, and shares new frontier methods for quality implementation of participatory processes at scale (with large numbers of people and across broader geographical space) to support learning focused and complexity-aware M&E systems.
4 June 2018 - 9:00am to 8 June 2018 - 5:30pm
Equip yourself with a wide range of tools and analytical frameworks that are commonly used to evaluate complex interventions when experimental and quasi-experimental approaches are not feasible.
20 May 2018 - 9:00am to 25 May 2018 - 5:00pm
It has become increasingly important to use 'evidence-based' criteria to decide what kind of programmes work, how, for whom, in what circumstances and at what cost. This short course, run by the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, aims to enable participants to understand, critique and make effective use of quantitative evidence.
27 March 2017 - 9:00am to 7 April 2017 - 5:30pm