Institute For Development Studies, Sabah

An Autonomous, Non-Profit Making Research Organisation And Think Tank To The Sabah State Government.

IDS Projects

Completed Project

List Of On-going and Completed Project in Sabah Handled by Institute For Development Studies (Sabah)


Wacana Perdana 2016

Wacana Perdana ILP 2016

Wacana Perdana - "Impact of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) to the Youth in Sabah"



Latest News & Events

The Magahau Rungus Festival is an annual event showcasing traditions and culture of the Rungus people. During the launch, rituals are held, including the Mongingivit as well as the highly-anticipated Strongman Competition. The Rungus people perform the Mongigol Sumundai dance and local beauties compete in the Mitarab Gimpuhut, a Rungus beauty pageant. Don't miss the closing ceremony at the end of the month. 

A statewide art selection program to add to the existing collection at the Sabah Art Gallery. Artists are encouraged to submit their works. Entry forms are available at the Sabah Art Gallery and all submission centres throughout Sabah.


 The founding of Sandakan on 21 June  1897 ushered in a period of development that turned this coastal village into a booming centre of trade, industry and tourism. Gather at the Sandakan Municipal Council  Square on Sandakan Founding Day for an insight on Sandakan's fascinating history and its modern-day accomplishments.


IDS Board of Directors and Members posing for a group photograph during the IDS 29th Annual General Meeting held at the Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort on the 25 June 2015.


Climate Change and Community Development Sabah


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State Budget Speech


The latest Sabah State Budget Speech for the year of 2015. Click here for more details.

Monthly News Scan

IDS Monthly News Scan

IDS Monthly News Scan can be viewed here starts from Vol 14 of Year 2009 until Vol 20 of Year 2016.

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