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  • Eldis Resource Guides
    Welcome to the Eldis website. Our aim is to share the best in development policy, practice and research.

    Browse the latest editorially selected content from over 7,500 development organisations - all available free to download. Share your work with over 80,000 development practitioners. Find out more..
  • Agriculture and food
    The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. It aims to inform... More...
    Understanding food security through a gendered lens
    This blog presents key themes from a recently convened e-discussion with international specialists. The main objective of this highly engaging 48 hour online discussion was to allow experts to share and... More...
  • Climate change
    With support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) this Guide focuses on adaptation, mitigation & development. It particularly looks at the relationship between climate... More...
    Complexity of politics in Climate Compatible Development: Creating wins over space and time
     As the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference takes place in Germany, an IDS-led project funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) looks at the recent lessons they have learnt... More...
  • Conflict and security
    The Guide examines the drivers and dynamics of inter and intra-state conflicts such as ethnicity and competition for natural resources. It also highlights current approaches and responses to conflict... More...
    Sexual violence in conflict situations
    DR Congo warlord, Bosco Ntaganda has been recently charged with war crimes by the ICC, which include ordering fighters to rape women and recruit child soldiers. For the first time the issue of sexual... More...
  • Gender
    The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. It aims to inform dialogue, learning and... More...
    Fundamentalisms and Women's Rights
    Fundamentalisms are on the rise around the world with negative consequences for women’s rights. This guide features a handful of excellent resources on this difficult and broad issue including:... More...
  • Global health
    This guide aims to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on global health in developing countries. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and... More...
    MAMA Mia! Are mHealth programmes living up to the hype?
    Mobile communication technology is becoming a more popular tool in maternal health. Three years on since Hillary Clinton launched the MAMA programme and as Canada prepares to host the Maternal, Newborn... More...
  • Governance
    Our Resource Guide on Governance issues concentrates on research relating to democratic governance, fragile states, institutional development, justice, good governance, public sector & service delivery... More...
    New resources on governance in Nigeria
    Eldis has partnered with SPARC (the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability programme) to offer the latest resources on good governance in Nigeria. The resources offer information... More...
  • ICTs for development
    Produced in partnership with CSDMS, India this guide highlights the latest global research, policy and practice in the field of ICT4D – particularly work which originates from the developing world.... More...
    Making All Voices Count - Call for Proposals
    Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that aims to create more awareness around the underlying problems and challenges surrounding citizen/government engagement, by supporting innovation, scaling-up,... More...
  • Nutrition
    Our Nutrition Resource Guide provides access to relevant, diverse and credible research and resources on nutrition. It focuses on the causes and consequences of malnutrition; nutrition specific interventions;... More...
    Undernutrition in Tanzania - is private sector growth the answer?
    Levels of undernutrition are worryingly high in Tanzania, at 42% of all children under five, but, surprisingly, buoyant economic growth levels are having little impact on nutrition figures. Steve Lewis,... More...
  • Rising powers in international development
    Rising Powers such as Brazil, India, China, and South Africa, once predominantly regarded as aid recipient countries, are now becoming more active as donors in their own right, raising important issues... More...
    Civil Society & South-South Co-operation
    This project is a collaboration between activists and researchers and is highlighting how these civil society organisations (CSOs) contribute to the roles middle income countries play not just as recipients... More...
    Rising Powers in International Development: an annotated bibliography
    The Rising Powers – a category that includes the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as well as other key countries such as Mexico, Turkey and Indonesia – are establishing... More...

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