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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.
DocumentE. Maisonnave / Solidarités International, 2017In the months that following the 2010 earthquake, the humanitarian community faced limits and challenges, which triggered reflections and discussions on intervention in such densely populated urban areas. A reorientation of the actions of NGOs was necessary so that they fit into an overall urban approach.DocumentE. Maisonnave, J. Mayans / Solidarités International, 2017According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2015, Bangladesh is the first and most at risk country to the impacts of climate change. Aggravating climate conditions threaten crop production and now barely allow for small farmers living in the districts along the coast to live decently from their agricultural activities, which represent the main livelihoods in the area.DocumentA. Kirbyshire, E. Lovell, H. Morsi, P. Sayers, T. Tanner, L. Weingärtner / Overseas Development Institute, 2017This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the third quarter of 2017. It comprises an 'expert view' on coastal resilience, an analysis of Twitter discussions from the past six months, and summaries of high-impact grey literature and academic journal articles.DocumentH. Timmis / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017Following the launch of the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative in 2005, donor spending on interventions to promote developing country trade has grown rapidly (UNECA & WTO, 2017: p.3).DocumentImpact Initiative, 2017This collection of ESRC–DFID funded research provides new evidence on what governments must consider in order to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion.This research contains excellent, globally relevant and contextually grounded evidence of how the education sector can plan and design policies with a lasting impact for childrenDocumentWorld Food Programme, 2017Cox’s Bazar districts registered, since 25 August, a large influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is the highest in the world.
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.
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.
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).
13th November 2017
Our partners at Health Systems Global are developing two linked resources to support access to key evidence and recommended reading for a thematic working group working on health systems