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    Health policy and systems research training database

    Health Systems Global, 2016
    The HPSR database has been developed as a result of a study undertaken by the Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research Thematic Working Group. Commissioned by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, the study did a global mapping of current teaching and training programmes focused on HPSR relevant to low- and middle-income countries.
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    Liberation technology: mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa

    M. Manacorda, A. Tesei / Afrobarometer, 2016
    Can digital information and communication technology (ICT) foster mass political mobilization?
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    Socio - economic consequences of climate change in Hindu - Kush Himalaya

    A. Aaheim, Kabindra Dhakal, Anton Orlov / Center for International Climate Research, 2017
    The answer to how climate change will affect Hindu-Kush-Himalaya depends on whom you ask. Some will point at expected changes in climate, others will show what it may do to poor people, and some will express their concerns regarding the economies in the region.
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    Business people’s views of paying taxes in Ethiopia

    W.A. Yesegat, O. Fjeldstad / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2016
    This study examines factors that determine business people’s attitudes towards paying taxes in Ethiopia.
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    Determinants of tax revenue in Ethiopia

    N. Gobachew, K. Lemie-Debela, W. Shibiru / 2018
    Fiscal deficit is the core issue of most of the developing countries over the past several decades. The reason behind the large increase in fiscal imbalance is the rapid expansion in expenditure and low revenue collection. Hence, efficient tax system is crucial for these countries.
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    Can business-driven fortified foods reach nutritionally vulnerable households? A case study of tiger biscuits

    R. Parasar, R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Fortification of food has been an effective way to address micronutrient deficiency. This paper presents a case study of iron-fortified Tiger brand biscuits of Britannia Industries Limited (BIL).


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    30 January 2018
    This blog first appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website and is reposted with their permission. 
    Patrick Schröder
  • Data word cloud
    28 November 2017
    Every 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.
    Alice Webb
    Grace Lyn Higdon
  • 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

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Community fish-farming ponds in the rural town of Masi Manimba, DRC
27th March 2018
Following on from the successful first round of GODAN Action's free e-learning course on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition, our friends at GODAN Action are pleased to re-open the applications for the second round. 
At Koonthaikulam, a village in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, Swarnam Nayanar (left), and Pappa S. take part in road widening as part of the central government's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
8th March 2018
Over the past year, there has been an exposure of largely socially or publicly invisible sexual harassment and discrimination committed against women.
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20th February 2018
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STEPS Summer School '13 - Rivers of Life #4
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.
PowerCube Survey
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.