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blog postTransitioning health systems for Universal Health Coverage
The goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) continues to gather momentum, six years on from its unanimous adoption at the United Nations General Assembly on 12th December 2012. Making the goal a reality is a challenge in all settings. Even OECD countries exhibit significant income related inequalities in access to critical services such as cancer screening (largest in Belgium, Estonia, France and the USA), and around a quarter of health expenditure in Switzerland is out of pocket.
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DocumentP Ooosterhoff, Raudah Yunus, Charity Jensen, Francis Somerwell, Nicola Pocock / 2018The Asia Pacific region has the highest numbers of both slavery and child labour victims in the world.DocumentP. Rampal / SAGE, 2018India became self-sufficient in food because of the Green Revolution in the 1960s. However, both the technological innovation and policy support have been biased toward cereals. It is expected that cereals are the major source of proteins in the diet. In recent years, the consumption of cereals is declining in spite of increasing output due to declining preference.DocumentS. Nazneen / Warwick University, 2018In this paper, the author investigates how binary framings of women’s identity have influenced struggles for women’s rights and the interpretations of the relationship between Islam and women’s empowerment in Bangladesh.DocumentA. Khan, S. Naqvi / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018This paper is an analysis of findings from a study of women’s political voice in Pakistan under the A4EA Research Programme. It is based on mixed methods, drawing together archival and secondary sources, qualitative interviews with activists, politicians and key informants, and the findings of an online survey with women parliamentarians.DocumentM. Kopanyi, R. Franzsen / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2018Kampala’s revenue reforms offer lessons that large and powerful cities should not wait for national actions, rather, they can do a lot “in-house” to improve tax administration, coverage, and collection. Against the rather poor performance of the property tax in Uganda, Kampala’s reforms have resulted in unprecedented increase of own-source revenues generally and the property tax specifically.Document
Practical guidance note: training manual for implementing property tax reform with a points-based valuationP. Fish / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2018This paper shares the author’s on-going experience in supporting the implementation of property tax reform programmes in smaller urban centres and rural districts in Sub-Saharan Africa, covering more than 12 local governments over a period of more than 10 years.
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.
12th October 2018
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.
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.