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    Shock-responsive social protection systems research. Case study: Post-Haiyan cash transfers in the Philippines

    G. Smith, Z. Scott, E. Luna, T. Lone / Oxford Policy Management, 2017
    This is one of 6 case studies that form the core of the research team’s analysis of the features of a social protection system that facilitate its use in response to shocks, and of the ways in which social protection, humanitarian assistance and disaster risk management systems can best work together for a more effective response.
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    Shock-responsive social protection systems research. Case study: Pakistan

    C. Watson, T. Lone, U. Qazi, G. Smith, F. Rashid, V. Barca / Oxford Policy Management, 2017
    This is one 6 case studies that form the core of the research team’s analysis of the features of a social protection system that facilitate its use in response to shocks, and of the ways in which social protection, humanitarian assistance and disaster risk management systems can best work together for a more effective response.
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    Impacts of higher temperatures on labour productivity and value for money adaptation: lessons from five DFID priority country case studies

    Vivid Economics, 2017
    This report assesses the impact increased temperatures will have on labour productivity in select DFID priority countries, and maps out the adaptation options that could mitigate these impacts.
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    Sustainable Development Goals and current trends

    C. Grant / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017
    This report focuses on Agenda 2030 and the challenges of delivering the Global Goals and the implications of trends for the UK’s international development work.Section 2 focuses on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs/Global Goals) and the challenges of delivering them. These Global Goals will shape the world’s approach to growth and sustainable development until 2030.
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    Conflict-sensitive cash transfers: Social cohesion

    I. Idris / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017
    The literature suggests that the effects of social protection initiatives such as cash transfers and vouchers on social cohesion are positive, but there is very little empirical evidence to back this. This review found no research comparing cash transfers and vouchers from the perspective of social cohesion.
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    Drivers of conflict in Tunisia: An annotated bibliography

    A. Strachan / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017
    Tunisia has witnessed an increase in conflict activity in recent years, both in the form of violent political protest and acts of violence perpetrated by armed jihadist groups. This report identifies some of the key literature on drivers of conflict in Tunisia, looking at both short-term and structural factors. There is a relatively large body of literature on drivers of conflict in Tunisia.

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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.