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    Scaling Up Impact on Nutrition: What Will It Take?

    Stuart Gillespie, P. Menon, A.L. Kennedy / Advances in Nutrition, 2017
    Despite 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.
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    The rural-urban divide in health and development

    Population Reference Bureau, 2015
    This 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.
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    Gender roles and opportunities for women in urban environments

    P. Pozarny / GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services, 2016
    Women 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.
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    Urban land, planning, and governance systems in Nigeria

    J. Lamond, K. B. Awuah, E. Lewis / University of the West of England, 2015
    In 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planning, governance, and management in Nigeria is well known, and the combination of customary and colonial practices, outdated policies and plans, and entrenched attitudes make solutions hard to come by.
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    Rural and urban linkages and food systems in sub-Saharan Africa

    K. Hussein, David Suttie / Gender and Household Food Security, IFAD, 2016
    In 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.
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    Behavior change communication activities improve infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of neighboring non-participants in a cluster-randomized trial in rural Bangladesh

    John Hoddinott, Ishita Ahmed, A. Ahmed, Shalini Roy / PLoS ONE, 2017
    The 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.

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  • 16 June 2017
    Bridging 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.
    Seife Ayele
  • Moyan Brenn, Study
    6 April 2017
    The 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.
    Tracy Zussman
  • Image: Mir tribal community by Mathanki Kodavasal,  CC-BY-SA 2.0
    9 March 2017
    This article has been written by Anannya Chakraborty, Researcher, IPE Global - Centre for Knowledge and Development.
    Anannya Chakraborty

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Man reads newspaper on wall - Dhaka, Bangladesh
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. 
Eldis Anniversary Workshop September 2016
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. "
Drought by the Oregon Department of Agriculture License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Source: Flickr
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.