Institute for Development Studies
The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is an autonomous, nonprofit research organization established by the Sabah State Government in Malaysia to carry out policy research on socioeconomic and public administrative development issues. IDS also serves as a think tank to the Sabah State Government. The fundamental objective of IDS is to promote and develop research-based decision-making processes in government with for to policy formulation and implementation state government. IDS organizes seminars, forums and discussions, evaluates policy proposals and presents recommendations to the State Government for possible implementation.