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newsWelcome to the new Eldis!
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.
DocumentStuart Gillespie, P. Menon, A.L. Kennedy / Advances in Nutrition, 2017Despite consensus on actions to improve nutrition globally, less is known about how to operationalize the right mix of actions—nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive—equitably, at scale, in different contexts. This review draws on a large scaling-up literature search and 4 case studies of large-scale nutrition programs with proven impact to synthesize critical elements for impact at scale.DocumentPopulation Reference Bureau, 2015This data-sheet from the Population Reference Bureau presents data from 2014 to compare rural and urban trends and metrics relevant to human development. The data is drawn from multiple sources, and provides a snapshot of developing countries at a time of rapid urbanisation and social change.DocumentP. Pozarny / GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services, 2016Women are becoming the majority in urban areas, and many more people now live in female-headed households, representing a significant shift in gender roles and relations. This GSDRC helpdesk research report examines the literature to tell us about different gender roles and opportunities for women in urban environments, compared to rural.DocumentJ. Lamond, K. B. Awuah, E. Lewis / University of the West of England, 2015In the face of rapid urbanisation, the issues of inadequate planning, governance, and management in Nigeria is well known, and the combination of customary and colonial practices, outdated policies and plans, and entrenched attitudes make solutions hard to come by.DocumentK. Hussein, David Suttie / Gender and Household Food Security, IFAD, 2016In a rapidly urbanising world, the role of smallholders and other agricultural producers in rural areas will require significant attention from policymakers, researchers, and the development field.Document
Behavior change communication activities improve infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of neighboring non-participants in a cluster-randomized trial in rural BangladeshJohn Hoddinott, Ishita Ahmed, A. Ahmed, Shalini Roy / PLoS ONE, 2017The objective of this study was to examine the impact on infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of mothers who were neighbours of mothers participating in a nutrition Behavior Change Communication (BCC) intervention in rural Bangladesh.
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.