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    Afghanistan: country synthesis brief

    J. Meeker, N. Poole / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Despite agriculture being the mainstay of Afghan society, little attention has been given to its potential to address undernutrition. The Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) research programme consortium aims to enhance the impact of agriculture on maternal and child nutrition in Afghanistan.
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    Political settlements, the mining industry and corporate social responsibility in developing countries

    T. Frederiksen / Elsevier, 2018
    In this paper the author takes a ‘political settlements’ approach to examining the political effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in developing countries.
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    Policy priorities for decarbonizing urban public transport

    K. Farrow / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2018
    This report identifies policy priorities, megatrends and pressing issues regarding the decarbonisation of urban passenger transport.It presents
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    Asian development after the Asian Drama

    R. Kozul-Wright, D. Poon / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2018
    Inspired by Gunnar Myrdal’s core concepts discussed in his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, published in 1968, this paper analyses the opening-up experiences of three Asian countries (China, India, and Malaysia) by triangulating between the following:
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    Guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability interventions

    E. Lopez Franco, A. Shankland / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2018
    This document presents a set of principles and general guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability processes, paying particular attention to the importance of context-specific Theories of Change (and therefore of context analysis).
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    Why African tax authorities should employ more women: evidence from the Uganda Revenue Authority

    M. Mwondha, T. Kaida Barugahara, M. Nakku Mubiru, S. Wasagali Kanaabi, M. Nalukwago Isingoma / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Tax collection has historically – in Africa and in the rest of the world – been very much a male preserve. The situation is changing. Partly because of changes in the ways in which taxes are collected, women are entering the profession in increasing numbers. In Africa, they are still very much in the minority.


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    This blog first appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website and is reposted with their permission. 
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The Knowledge for Development Partnership have recently released the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development. 
Lilian Wanjohi of the British Council  and Newton-Utafiti Fund, during the launch of the  countering  violent extremism research hub in Nairobi, Kenya.
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.
Two men checking for bean pests and diseases in Kawanda, Uganda.
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. 
An area of degraded land.
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.
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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.