In the past, IDS has received support from the following agencies and institutions:

  • Ford Foundation
  • Michigan State University
  • The World Bank Group
  • UNDP
  • National Planning Commission
  • Independent National Electoral Commission Abuja


  • Annual Practicum: The 2014/2015 practicum/outreach for Development Studies students holds on August 5th 2015 in selected communities in Enugu State.


  • Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu is on leave of absence to Independent National Electoral Commission INEC as a federal commissioner.
  • Nkwachukwu Orji was appointed Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Anambra state by the Independent national Electoral Commission INEC he is also on leave of absence.
  • The Institute has successfully registered the Development Studies Association with the Corporate Affairs Commission – A platform aimed at bringing together students and practitioners of Development Studies to interact and proffer innovative solutions to African Development Challenges.
  • The Nigerian journal of Development Studies has been re-launched and is now online. Also back editions have been uploaded.
  • The institute recently held a seminar in association with the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom on “Community Voice Claiming Space to seek state action in Anambra State”.
  • The 2016/17 Msc practicum group embarked on a field intervention on conflict resolution in two towns in Enugu state. They intervened in the land dispute lingering between Ikem and Neke communities which date back to 1952. The towns had witnessed various interventions in the past by various groups including the town unions, church, state government etc. They were able to intervene using the skills they learnt during their course work and it proved successful.
  • Another group also intervened in the water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme in Ndiagu Obuno Akpugo, Nkanu west LGA, Enugu state. They successfully conducted campaigns on proper sanitation and hygiene and procuring alternative source of water through self help, assisted the community to initiate advocacy to the offices of the governor of Enugu state and the MD ENRUWASSA, the outcome of the intervention include awareness and practice of proper sanitation and hygiene which has drastically reduced water borne diseases in the community.
  • Five new technical staff joined the institute in May 2017 to beef up the non teaching staff of the institute, they are: Mrs. Nwachukwu Amoge Esther, Miss Eze Chinyere, Mr. Eze Dennis Nnamdi, Mr. Ugwu Chika Paul, and Mrs Ijeoma Nwaneri ( Technical officers) we wish them a successful stay in the institute.