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International Development Studies: Home

This Guide provides a starting point for materials on International Development Studies.

What is IDS?

International Development Studies is a multidisciplinary program that examines the social and economic conditions in the world's least economically developed countries.

World map indicating the Human Development Index (based on 2005 data)

     0.950 and Over      0.900–0.949      0.850–0.899      0.800–0.849      0.750–0.799      0.700–0.749      0.650–0.699      0.600–0.649      0.550–0.599      0.500–0.549      0.450–0.499      0.400–0.449      0.350–0.399      under 0.350      not available