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    Making innovation work for girls and women in Tanzania

    Human Development Innovation Fund, 2017
    Women and girls typically experience the most extreme poverty because they face greater burdens of unpaid work, limited assets and productive resources compared to men, less access to education, and cultural factors that limit life-chances including early marriage.3 In addition, while there is a growing body of evidence showing that innovation has the power to transform women’s lives, there is
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    Eliminating the neglected tropical diseases: Translational science and new technologies

    P.J. Hotez, B. Pécoul, S. Rijal, C. Boehme, S. Aksoy, M. Malacela / PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2017
    The World Health Organization recognises 17 major parasitic and related infections as the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite recent gains in the understanding of the nature and prevalence of NTDs, as well as successes in recent scaled-up preventive chemotherapy strategies and other health interventions, the NTDs continue to rank among the world’s greatest global health problems.
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    Rural poverty in Malanje, Angola

    I. Tvedten / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    This report is part of the research programme “Cooperation on Research and Development in Angola” between Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica (CEIC) at the Catholic University in Luanda, Angola and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway. The objective of the programme is to increase the quality, quantity and availability of relevant research-based knowledge on Angola.
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    Co-Operation or Co-Optation? NGOs’ Roles in Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

    Erlend A.T. Hermansen, D. McNeill, S. Kasa, R. Rajao / MDPI, 2017
    This paper investigates non-governmental organisation (NGO) involvement in policy processes related to Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) comparing four countries: Norway, Brazil, Indonesia, and Tanzania. Based on documents and interviews, NGO involvement is mapped using a conceptual framework to categorise and compare different roles and modes of engagement.
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    The place of the oceans in Nor way’s foreign and development policy. Meld. St. 22 (2016–2017). Report to the Storting (white paper)

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, 2017
    This  is  the  first  time  a  Norwegian  government  has  presented  a  white  paper  on  the  place  of  the  seas  and  oceans  in  the  country’s  foreign  and  development  policy.  Its  aim  is  to  highlight  the  opport
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    The vulnerability and resilience of smallholder-inclusive agricultural investments in Tanzania

    J.J. West, R. Haug / Taylor and Francis Group, 2017
    This paper compares and contrasts two cases of smallholder-inclusive agricultural investment in Tanzania and investigates the factors that shape their vulnerability and resilience to risks and uncertainties that influence their performance and viability as a development strategy.


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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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31st August 2016
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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.