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Our friends at the GODAN Action project are pleased to announce a new call for applications for our free Open Data Management Online Course. Book your place now for the last chance to take the course before the end of the year.
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DocumentD. Mansour-Ille / Overseas Development Institute, 2018In 2017, the number of international migrants reached 258 million, while the total number of refugees and asylum-seekers in the world reached 25.9 million. The economic dimensions of mobility, in terms of access to jobs and sustainable livelihoods, are central to the integration process of these groups, yet they often face structural, legal and other barriers.DocumentI. Scoones / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2018The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight how transformations to sustainable economies and societies are a major global challenge.Document
Estimating the number of out-of-school children: methodological problems and alternative approaches - India case studyA. De, C.S. Mehra / UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2016This paper is a follow-up of the India Report on Out-of-School Children (United Nations Children’s Fund and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, August 2014).DocumentO-H. Fjeldstad, C. Kagoma, E. Mdee, I.H. Sjursen, V. Somville / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2018Like governments in many other African countries, the Government of Tanzania has been striving to improve the effectiveness of its value added tax (VAT) regime by reducing tax evasion through a combination of measures, including improved tax legislation and more effecDocument
The value of mobilizing local resources for women’s rights in the global south and east: case studies of ten women’s fundsC. Dobson, L. Carrasco Scherer / Prospera - International Network of Women's Funds, 2015New research by Mama Cash, the International Network of Women’s Funds, and the International Human Rights Funders Group explores the role of resource mobilization in expanding local support for women’s rights and strengthening local cultures of philanthropy in the Global South and East.Document
What next for power analysis? A review of recent experience with the Powercube and related frameworksM. Pantazidou / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012The Working Paper aims to contribute to a growing pool of experience of applying power analysis for improving social activism and organisational practice.
8 May 2018This blog originally appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website.
30 January 2018This blog first appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website and is reposted with their permission.
28 November 2017Every piece of research contains data whether qualitative or quantitative. How that data is derived and used varies from case to case. With increasing time pressures and a need to validate assumptions, there is growing concern that sound ethics are seen as a luxury but as a recent discussion at IDS concluded, good data ethics are essential if research is to have meaningful impact on lives.
9th October 2018
The Knowledge for Development Partnership have recently released the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development.
5th September 2018
Launched on 5th September in Nairobi, a new online hub focusing on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya hopes to connect researchers, practitioners and policymakers.
15th August 2018
Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have recently announced a new research evaluation tool 'Research Quality Plus (RQ+)' which will give more importance to local context when determining the legitimacy of research.
8th August 2018
Our friends at the GODAN Action project are pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Open Data Management Online Course. The GODAN Action team has expanded the content of the course to include land in addition to agriculture and nutrition.
31st July 2018
At the inaugural Global Disability Summit last week on the 23rd and 24th July, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) called for action to address the 'global injustice' of discrimination against persons with disabilities.