Welcome to the International Development Studies Subject Guide
International Development Studies at Trent is an interdisciplinary program that studies human inequality in global perspective. Taking a comparative approach, it examines the sources and consequences of such inequality, looking at economic, cultural, political, historical, gender, environmental and social dimensions. We pay particular attention to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations, especially those of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, regions increasingly known as the ‘Global South’, and their complex relations with the most powerful regions, groups and international organizations. As Canada’s first IDS program, it remains in the forefront with its coherent curriculum and dedicated faculty. (Source: Program Website)
Your IDST research assignment requires you to find statistics, articles and books on development in two countries.
For statistical information, see the sources listed under the "Statistical Data" tab (above).
For articles, see the sources listed under the "Articles" tab (above).
For books, use TOPCAT, the Library catalogue. We have print and online books listed in the catalogue.