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If you are a regular user of Eldis you will notice some quite big changes to both the appearance of the website and how things are organised.For the last few months we’ve been working hard on what is the biggest update to our services in over 10 years. These changes reflect not just some long-awaited improvements to the website itself but also an important shift in how the Eldis team here at IDS will deliver on our mission to increase the accessibility of useful and relevant research on global development challenges.
Community-led Micro-Planning: Building Capacity of Local Leaders for Participatory Planning in Bhutan, 8 –10 February 2017, Tsirang Dzongkhag, BhutanM. Bahadur Gurung / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Bottom-up participatory planning is an ongoing practice within and outside government planning processes in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Community-led micro-planning begins at the grassroots level. Ideally it influences higher level planning and represents grassroots population in the decision-making process.Document
In situ monitoring of mountain glaciers: experiences from mountain ranges around the world and recommendations for the Hindu Kush HimalayaDorothea Stumm / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Mountain glaciers are important climate indicators and glaciers are considered essential climate variables (ECV) by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). Understanding glacial change is necessary to predict future water availability, to assess potential hazards, and to estimate the contribution of glacier melt to sea level rise (Vaughan et al., 2013).Document
Workshop report. Strengthening landscape governance capacities in Bhutan: UWICE-Bumthang, Bhutan, 13–19 March, 2017Rachana Chettri (ed) / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) represent one of the world’s most diverse ecoregions, with ecosystems ranging from tropical humid forests to arid, alpine grasslands. Each of these ecosystems has its own rich biodiversity and provides services crucial to the lives and livelihoods of more than 200 million people living in the region and almost 1.3 billon people living in river basins downstream.DocumentHudu Banikoi / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017IntroductionDocument
Contributions by the private sector to climate change mitigation: lessons from the Plantec Coffee Estate in NepalNiroj Timalsina / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Agroforestry in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is a suitable biological mitigation intervention that contributes to NDC targets and REDD+ objectives. With that in mind, this paper attempts to demonstrate the ways in which a private sector business has established an agroforestry system on 38.5 ha and its role in increasing carbon stock.DocumentS. Karki / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017In the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), countries have initiated their work on REDD+ safeguards but no country has yet made a formal submission to the UNFCCC.
16 June 2017Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice is hardly a new imperative. At its heart is the virtue of research-based evidence informing policy and intervention design, which in turn increases the likelihood of desired outcomes.
6 April 2017The terms evidence-based and evidence-informed policy have become commonplace in the development vernacular and many development actors, including Eldis, work to promote the use of research evidence in the design and delivery of development policies and practice.
9 March 2017This article has been written by Anannya Chakraborty, Researcher, IPE Global - Centre for Knowledge and Development.
15th December 2016
As part of our Eldis 20th Anniversary celebrations we've been delving into the deepest recesses of our memories and rummaging through dusty old box files to try and bring together some of the key moments in our history to date.
23rd September 2016
More than 50 participants gathered at IDS on 15th and 16th September for our 20th Anniversary workshop."From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development. "
31st August 2016
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, especially in places where non-conventional sexualities are stigmatised, threatened or even illegal, access to online LGBTI communities provides essential space to connect with allies, friends a
31st August 2016
Health care in many low- and middle-income countries is a complex mix of private and public provision, with a range of different private actors including spiritual and traditional healers, private hospitals and unqualified drug suppliers, to name but a few. This mix makes it difficult to generalise about how best to achieve Universal Health Coverage in these contexts.
10th August 2016
Eldis editor Alan Stanley was invited to Abuja recently to attend the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) end-of-programme learning event.