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newsKnowledge Project launches the first Global Knowledge Index
During the 2017 Knowledge Summit in Dubai, the Knowledge Project launched the first Global Knowledge Index (GKI). GKI is an initiative focusing on knowledge as a comprehensive interdisciplinary concept related to all aspects of human life, including cultural, social and economic activities. Central to the index is the belief that knowledge drives sustainable and comprehensive human development.
DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016State and district level studies linking child undernutrition to agricultural prosperity and provisioning of public services highlight the importance of public health provisioning such as sanitation, vaccination and healthcare facilities in rural areas, public provisioning for maternal health and women’s education as well as social provisioning of food.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016A state level analysis of agriculture and child nutrition linkages in India exploring the associations between agricultural prosperity and rural child undernutrition after controlling for access to sanitation and safe drinking water concluded that agricultural prosperity as indicated by agricultural growth, worker and land productivity and per capita food grain production has a positive influenDocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016Ensuring access and safety of food to meet the nutritional requirements of proteins, calories and micronutrients in infancy and childhood from six months of age needs to be a priority in India.DocumentJ. Humphrey, S. Zuberi / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015Making safe, nutrient-rich foods more accessible to people on low-incomes is one way to reduce micronutrient undernutrition (the lack of essential nutrients and minerals required by the body for healthy development). Efforts to integrate better agriculture and nutrition are focused on this goal, and many initiatives target low-income farm households.DocumentP. Shetty, R.V. Bhavani, R. Parasar / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016The South Asian region has one of the highest rates of child and maternal undernutrition in the world. Undernutrition is widespread and persistent even in India despite its relatively strong economic performance and is particularly high in rural areas and among those in agriculture based livelihoods.DocumentN. Rao, B. Motukuri, R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Even with higher economic growth and an overall reduction in poverty, there exists child undernutrition, maternal undernutrition and diverse forms of micro nutrient deficiencies – a phenomenon labelled as the South Asian Paradox.
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.
8th December 2017
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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
10th November 2017
This week the Matasa Fellows Network is launching a call for young African researchers to apply to become a fellow. Given the major role that the African private sector can play in tackling youth unemployment and underemployment, the chosen theme of this year’s fellowship is Youth Employment and Private Sector Growth in Africa.
24th October 2017
Our partners at the GODAN Action network will soon be delivering a new e-learning course on ‘Open Data and Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition’. The course will run from the 13th November to 8th December 2017, and is open to infomediaries, policy makers, administrators, project managers, researchers and scientists working in the area of agriculture.
7th June 2017
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.