Sharing the best in global development research for policy and practice.
newsCommemorating Universal Health Coverage Day on 12th December
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).
DocumentK. Blanchet / Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 2017The term resilience has dominated the discourse among health systems researchers since 2014 and the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. There is wide consensus that the global community has to help build more resilient health systems. But do we really know what resilience means, and do we all have the same vision of resilience?Document
An exploration of the political economy dynamics shaping health worker incentives in three districts in Sierra LeoneM. Bertone, S. Witter / Elsevier, 2015The need for evidence-based practice calls for research focussing not only on the effectiveness of interventions and their translation into policies, but also on implementation processes and the factors influencing them, in particular for complex health system policies.Document
Rehabilitating the health system after conflict in East Timor: A shift from NGO to government leadershipA. Alonso, R. Brugha / Oxford University Press, 2006Efforts to rehabilitate health systems after periods of prolonged conflict have often been characterized by poor coordination of external actors - multilateral agencies, donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Document
From drought to deluge: How information overload saturated absorption capacity in a disrupted health sectorM. Beesley / Oxford University Press, 2011Provision of technical assistance is a common form of support to health sectors emerging from prolonged conflicts. But what actions signal that the Ministry of Health (MoH) is, or is not, actively analysing and digesting the output of this assistance? Where are the boundaries between doing with and doing for?DocumentS. Bailey / Overseas Development Institute, 2009Informative overview of the key issues to be addressed in early recovery approaches from the Humanitarian Policy Group, based on research with staff from UN agencies, donors and NGOs in headquarters and field offices in Darfur, Gaza, Colombia and Uganda.Document
Neglected health systems research: Health policy and systems research in conflict-affected fragile statesA. Zwi, O. Bornemisza / World Health Organization, 2008As a result of their extremely poor health indicators, fragile states have recently become prominent on the international health agenda. These countries are furthest from reaching the MDGs, and continue to lag far behind other comparable countries.
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
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
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.