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newsNow available: free online course on Disaster Risk Reduction Management
Interested in Disaster Risk Reduction Management? The Humanitarian Learning Centre has recently launched a new, free online course for provincial administrators, mid-level managers and NGO practitioners: Global Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Pathway.
DocumentP. Rampal / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Cereals are the major source of protein in the Indian diet. In recent years, due to declining preference the consumption of cereals is decreasing in spite of increasing output. Therefore, the country needs to further increase the production and encourage the intake of pulses in order to meet the nutritional requirements of the population, specifically in terms of protein consumption.DocumentS. Nagoda, M. Mosberg, S. Eriksen / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2018Humanitarian policies and practices unavoidably have both positive and negative impacts on various aspects of the vulnerability context it aims to address; hence, how we design and implement humanitarian interventions has an impact on future vulnerability to climate change.DocumentR. Haug / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2018The purpose of this paper is to assess how to measure food security and how to communicate results of activities that have improved food security as a goal. There are many challenges in measuring and communicating food security results.DocumentZ. Scott, C. Simon, J. McConnell, E. Gettliffe, R. Murnane, A. Perera, F. Le Quesne / Oxford Policy Management, 2017The African Risk Capacity is an index-based weather insurance pool established by the African Union to strengthen disaster risk management (DRM) capacity among African Union countries.DocumentA. McCullough, M. Saed / Overseas Development Institute, 2017In Somalia, the relationship between formal and informal spheres of governance are being renegotiated. In many areas, the formal state has been absent for a long time, or government agents only recently appointed by the Federal Government of Somalia.DocumentB. Rosen Jacobson, K. E. Hone, J. Kurbalija / DiploFoundation, 2018Data is often described as a critical resource of modern society, or even the oil of the new economy. Vast amounts of data are generated every day through the use of electronic devices and the Internet. The private sector has begun to harness big data sources to improve their products and services, streamline procedures, and ultimately increase revenues.
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.
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.
23rd January 2018
The STEPS Summer School in May 2018 will bring together highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, urban, water or energy issues. The aim is to explore theories, ideas, research methods and practical applications of STEPS thinking on pathways to sustainability.
19th December 2017
Celebrating over 10 years since first being published in 2006, this year provides us with an opportunity to reflect critically on how the powercube has been applied and how it has evolved. So we are looking for your help and asking how has the powercube has assisted you in your work.
11th December 2017
On Tuesday 12th December 2017, organisations worldwide are marking Universal Health Coverage day, calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care for everyone, relating to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 (to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages).
8th December 2017
Interested in working with the Knowledge, Impact and Policy team at the Institute of Development Studies, on projects like Eldis and others?
28th November 2017
During the 2017 Knowledge Summit in Dubai, the Knowledge Project launched the first Global Knowledge Index (GKI).