The International Institute for Development Studies (IIDS) Australia is a Non-Profit making Research and Field Action Oriented Institute for Developmental Studies. It came into existence in Calcutta, India in 1990 but in 1998 it was set up as a separate entity in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at 31, Todd Street, Taringa East, Brisbane 4048, to address economic, social and environmental issues affecting the well being of poorer sections of communities in Middle and Low Income Countries, particularly in South Asian and East Asian Regions as well as to undertake field action on a small scale to remove illiteracy and to spread basic education to elderly members of economically poorer families in these regions. It also has a plan to impart to adult members of these families, knowledge in Primary and Preventive Health Care to reduce infant mortality rate and to improve lactating mother’s health etc. To this end in view, the IIDS aims to conduct camps on education and health care in India and in other LDCs on a regular basis with financial support from private donor organizations. Among its major activities, the prominent one is that of organising and holding International conferences in major cities around the world on major developmental issues.

List of Conferences Held

1992 : Calcutta- First international Conference
1993 : Perth , University of Western Australia
1995 : Helsinki, Finland- Swedish School of Economics
1996 : Perth, University of Western Australia
1997 : Bhubaneswar, India
1997 : UKM, Bangi, Malaysia
1998 : Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Central Michigan University
1998 : Perth, University of Western Australia
2001 : Perth, University of Western Australia
2002 : NCDS, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
2003 : Bali, Indonesia
2005 : University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
2008 : University of Technology, Mauritius
2010 : Jointly with IIMS ( IIDS Australia-IIMS India) Calcutta, India
2012 : (IIDS Australia-IIMS India) : Bangkok, Thailand
2014 : (IIDS Australia-IIMS India) University of Bonn, Germany
2017 : Belgrade Serbia; Institute of Economic Sciences in Collaboration with
The Institute of Economic Sciences (IEN) ( IIDS-IIMS-IEN )

Readings in World Development Series

In recognition of the contribution that IIDS Chairman/ President ,Kartik Roy and IIDS Australia made to the expansion of the frontier of knowledge across the Globe through IIDS supervised publications, the Nova Publishers in New York, USA set up a new series entitled : READINGS IN WORLD DEVELOPMENT SERIES under which all IIDS supervised books have been published since 2006. Professor Roy was appointed to the position of the Series Editor by Nova in 2004.

A regular grant money to undertake field action in primary and basic education as well as in primary and preventive healthcare and also to partly cover expenses of organising IIDS Australia-IIMS India Conferences on development will be greatly helpful to IIDS Australia. Hence an appeal is being made to all donor agencies for their help to IIDS Australia to pursue its above noted objectives.

IIDS Account Details are as follows:
(1) Account Name: Professor K.C. Roy, IIDS Account
(2) Bank Name : Commonwealth Bank of Australia
(3) Branch Name: University of Queensland, St. Lucia Branch
(4) Swift Code : CTBAAU2S; ACCOUNT NUMBER : 06415810402030

International Institute of Management Sciences, Calcutta, India

International Institute of Management Sciences (IIMS), a non-profit management institution situated in Calcutta, is a pioneer institution in India to offer Management Education in the private sector since 1979. The Institute is the first in the country to receive All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. of India, approval in 1991 for offering PGDBA (equivalent to MBA) in Distance Learning (DL) mode marking the recognition of its competency in fulfilling the commitment of excellence and outreach.

IIMS commenced 2-year Full-time MBA Programme in 2004 with the approval of AICTE, Govt. of India and is affiliated to Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University of Technology (formely known as West Bengal University of Technology), a state university, at its new dedicated campus providing all modern facilities required for world class education. The Institute is also affiliated to Vidyasagar University (a state university) for conducting MBA course through distance learning mode. Besides offering world class management education and training since its inception, IIMS is also actively engaged in research on socio-economic development.

As part of our constant endeavor in providing education of highest standard, IIMS ventured out to add an International education programme in collaboration with Auckland Institute of Studies, one of the prestigious management institutes in New Zealand.

IIMS Centre for Research and Applications, another wing of IIMS, undertakes research and projects and organises International Conferences on contemporary issues. It also publishes books and international journals: International Journal of Development Management (IJDM) and Modern Management, and has enriched experiences gathered from previous conferences held in India as well as around the globe such as Bangkok, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and China.

IIMS strong belief in creativity and excellence has earned itself tributes from AICTE for its innovative and pragmatic approach to Management Education and Learning. IIMS cordially welcomes eminent personalities, academics, professionals and stakeholders to strengthen our efforts to contribute to the overall development of the nation and enrich its multi-dimensional research activities.


This Publicly funded most prestigious Institute of Economic Sciences was set up in 1958 at a prime location in Belgrade, a city well known for its historic past, hospitality and for the suffering that its proud citizens endured during after the Second World War. The IEN is probably one of the the most prestigious research oriented institutes in the entire Balkan Region of Europe offering higher degrees including Ph. D.