The Eldis Blog

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 9 March 2017
    This week we have a new blog post from Madhushala Senaratne writing ahead of the forthcoming session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).
    Madhushala Senaratne
  • Indian Dance Performance Opening of WIPO Assemblies CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.jpg
    18 October 2016
    This week we have a new blog post from Shilpi Jain, Communication & Knowledge Dissemination Expert at IPE Global, consultant and and co-author of the book “Reflections of Managing Water: Earth’s Greatest Natural Resource”.
    Shilpi Jain
  • Watching handball in Rio
    30 September 2016
    Rio 2016Welcome to this week's guest post from Daljeet Kaur, Associate Director, and Divyani Diddi, Research Assistant, from IPE Global, India. Here they look at some of the numbers behind this summer's Olympic Games.
    Daljeet Kaur
    Divyani Diddi
  • WFP delivers food to North Darfur IDP camp
    30 August 2016
    In this Blog from the Impact Initiative, Naomi Hossain explores the global politics of food provision.
    Naomi Hossain
  • Brick wall and tractor
    21 July 2016
    Our guest Blog on South-South cooperation is from Sushant Anand at IPE Global.
    Sushant Anand
  • #unitedforeurope
    14 July 2016
    On June 23rd Britain voted to leave the European Union. The subsequent multi-layered political and economic consequences of this decision will play out over the next months and years. Here we highlight a small selection of commentaries on what the result of the “Brexit” vote might mean for development aid, trade and Britain’s role within the development community.
    Tracy Zussman
  • Tiger skin
    17 June 2016
    In the wake of World Environment Day 2016,  Divyani Diddi, Researcher, IPE Global Centre for Knowledge and Development [IPE CKD], looks at Demand Mitigation as a means to control Illegal Wildlife Trade.
    Divyani Diddi
  • Work desk with stethoscope
    2 June 2016
    Dr. Grania Bridgen, TB Advisor for Médecins Sans Frontières, writes for Eldis on the rise of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, and the call to action to adequately fund the fight against drug-resistant TB. Follow Graina on Twitter: @TBbrigden
    Grania Bridgen