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Media - Catalyst for Preserving and Promoting Local Culture
 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...
18 Oct 2016
Decoding trends of past Olympics, but is there a winning formula?
Rio 2016 Welcome 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...
30 Sep 2016
Obama’s Global Food Security Act - a new global politics of provisions?
Naomi Hossain is a Research Fellow in the Power and Popular Politics Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies, UK.  In this Blog from the Impact Initiative, she explores the global...
30 Aug 2016
Mapping tribal development in India through the lens of MGNREGS
This article has been written by Anannya Chakraborty, Researcher, IPE Global - Centre for Knowledge and Development. It showcases the key learnings of Odisha Modernising Economy, Governance...
19 Aug 2016
Mapping tribal development in India through the lens of MGNREGS
This article has been written by Anannya Chakraborty, Researcher, IPE Global - Centre for Knowledge and Development. It showcases the key learnings of Odisha Modernising Economy, Governance...
19 Aug 2016
South-South cooperation - a definitive tool for development in the 21st century
Our guest Blog on South-South cooperation is from Sushant Anand at IPE Global. A developing country when treated with the requisite interventions or programmes is expected to deliver results...
21 Jul 2016
Britain votes to leave the European Union - what now for development cooperation?
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...
12 Jul 2016
Demand Mitigation as a means to control Illegal Wildlife Trade
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...
17 Jun 2016
Humanitarian data: balancing openness and ethics
An hour after the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, information on the number of displaced persons and their location was available online. Crowdsourced open data helped to provide knowledge needed...
02 Jun 2016
Public sector reform in Rwanda is driven by a legitimation strategy
Our guest Blog highlights work from Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID), based at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. Benjamin Chemouni is the country...
26 May 2016
Good nutrition – our bets are on the girls
In our guest Blog, Ms Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Coordinator, reflects on the recent Women Deliver Conference and shares her insights on efforts to promote improved nutrition...
19 May 2016
Critiquing the concept of resilience in health systems
  Health Systems Global (HSG) is an first international membership organisation fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. Here we reproduce...
06 May 2016
How and why China became Africa’s biggest aid donor
The foreign aid arena in Africa has traditionally been dominated by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. However, over the past three decades non-traditional...
05 May 2016
Chinese engagement in African agriculture is not what it seems
In December 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into South Africa for the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation with great fanfare. There were lots of announcements about prospective investments...
15 Apr 2016
Are China and Brazil transforming African agriculture?
A new Open Access Special Issue of World Development based on work on the changing role of China and Brazil in Africa’s agriculture is now available (links to individual articles are below,...
08 Apr 2016
Integrating women in economic development through the Mitreeki Network
The Mitreeki conference on Integrating Women in Economic Development has just taken place in Nairobi, Kenya. The word Mitreeki is formed from a combination of Maitreyi in Hindi and Urafiki...
05 Apr 2016
Gender parity: Pledging and beyond
The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. In 2015, they estimated that a slowdown of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close...
22 Mar 2016
Road to Rio Summit, Nutrition for Growth
The Nutrition for Growth Summit will take place on August 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the day before the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics. Titus Mung’ou, Clementina Ngina and Manaan...
17 Mar 2016
Refugees, migrants and integration – what level of support can they expect?
I am using the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria,...
16 Mar 2016
Reducing child undernutrition: The Maharashtra recipe
V. Ramani, who has been selected as one of the 2016 Transform Nutrition Champions, writes for Eldis on his experience of working with others in Maharashtra to tackle child undernutrition. I...
18 Feb 2016
From UN negotiations to flooding: climate change in the Caribbean
The way the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and CARICOM countries worked together for the Paris climate talks (COP21) at the end of 2015 was an achievement pointed out to me...
11 Feb 2016
Adequately addressing the ‘gender agenda’ and links to climate change
What are greenhouse gas emissions to do with the persisting inequalities between men and women, and why should these two issues be discussed together? At first, the idea seemed confusing or...
14 Jan 2016
Eldis Preview 2016
With 2016 finally here it is time to look at what events might be worth attending or at least following in the coming year. This is by no means a definitive list but we wanted to make a few...
11 Jan 2016
COP-21 Paris for India: Deal or No Deal?
Sushant Anand from IPE Global looks back at COP 21 and its implications or India.Over the past month we have witnessed a plethora of concurrent discussions pertaining to the most pressing climate...
08 Jan 2016
Let’s talk of women as humans, this Human Rights Day
"Let’s talk of women as humans, this Human Rights Day", called Dr N. Hamsa, Policy Lead, IPE Global and Divashri Mathur, Senior Research Associate, IPE Global, New Delhi. The...
11 Dec 2015
Climate smart agriculture: Unlocking the puzzle
Jules Siedenburg critically discusses Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) approaches, highlighting both the potential prospects and challenges in achieving the ‘triple wins’. Climate-smart...
03 Dec 2015
Community-led approaches for development: Linking sanitation and nutrition
November 19th was World Toilet Day, highlighting that sanitation is a global development priority. Here, Preetha Prabhakaran looks at the successes of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS)...
03 Dec 2015
The BRICS: fallacy or changing the global order?
The BRICS Fallacy, an article by Ana Palacio recently sparked an online debate. Dr Palacio was unconvinced that the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) – as a grouping...
11 Nov 2015
Why is transport so important for the SDGs?
Improved transport has been recognised as an important enabler for development, but Gary Forster, Chief Executive of Transaid, argues that now it’s time for practitioners to broaden...
16 Oct 2015
Ebola – The Long Road to Recovery…
As Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health prepares to implement its new post-Ebola strategy, VSO and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, release new research examining the impact of...
16 Oct 2015
Scaling up Nutrition – civil society’s key role
Over the past five years big strides have been made to ensure that nutrition remains on the global, national and community-level agenda, writes Christine Muyama of Uganda Civil Society Coalition...
09 Nov 2015
From fashion to climate change: 6 key messages on hunger and malnutrition
Cara Flowers reflects on the Committee on World Food Security which took place 12-15 October in Italy. On World Food Day on 16 October, United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated...
20 Oct 2015
SUN rise for Scaling Up Nutrition
As the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement gets ready for its Global Gathering, Ramatu Jalloh from the Sierra Leone SUN Civil Society Network looks at its potential in helping to meet the Sustainable...
15 Oct 2015
The SDGs must leave no one behind
Many of the poorest and most marginalised groups have not benefitted enough from progress on the Millennium Development Goals. Tanvi Bhatkal of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) explains...
09 Oct 2015
Towards change through imagery: women use Photovoice to improve health in the Indian Sundarbans
Photovoice is a visual action research technique through which communities can share their problems, barriers and challenges with policy makers using photographs and narrative. In the Indian...
08 Oct 2015
Can developing countries use taxation to reduce inequality?
Bruno Martorano outlines how Latin American tax policies have been successful in tackling the problem of income equality within the region. Latin American countries have recorded important...
18 Sep 2015
Who decides where women give birth and on what grounds?
The traditional medical view of risks associated with giving birth sometimes clashes with what women themselves perceive. In the Netherlands, some women go against medical advice in choosing...
22 Sep 2015
A post-2015 development agenda that leaves nobody behind must include mental health
The Sustainable Development Goals must not neglect a quarter of the world’s population, argues Nicole Votruba, Co-ordinator of the FundaMentalSDG initiative. In just a few weeks United...
01 Sep 2015
Women’s Work and Wages
Women’s involvement in agricultural work is closely associated with the provision of care for children and therefore plays an important part in determining nutritional outcomes. Haris...
20 Aug 2015
The SDGs fail to offer the new economy we so desperately need
In order to solve poverty and ecological crisis we need to tackle the irrationality of endless growth head on, argues Jason Hickel. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are widely criticized...
26 Aug 2015
Measuring women’s participation and leadership in the SDGs: Beyond women in parliaments
No country has yet achieved equality for women and girls: they are still denied their basic human rights and are denied a full say in decisions that affect their lives. The Sustainable...
11 Aug 2015
Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work in Indonesia
To mark World Breastfeeding Week, Sigit Sulistyo, World Vision Indonesia, writes for Eldis on the importance of supporting breastfeeding mothers at work in Indonesia.Breastfeeding is widely...
31 Jul 2015
Nutrition and the SDGs
As the UN post-2015 summit in September approaches how does the current draft of the SDGs shape up with respect to nutrition? Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute with Jennifer...
28 Jul 2015
Nutrition and agriculture in Africa: what role for research?
Although Africa has the potential to produce all the food the continent needs it faces a heavy burden of food insecurity, undernutrition and an increasing problem of obesity. Dr. Namukolo...
20 Jul 2015
How can useful climate knowledge make an impact ahead of COP21?
Amy Hall reflects on the recent Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) meeting and asks what role the group can play in the climate change arena and beyond. This blog post is part of a series of reflections...
03 Jul 2015
Countdown to COP21 in Paris: New expectations for Africa or the same old circus?
Dr. Johnson Nkem discusses other possible development trajectories for Africa in response to climate change. This blog is part of a series of reflections in response to the upcoming 'Our Common...
03 Jul 2015
Water Resources and Climate Change: Uncertainties and Crosscutting Challenges of the 21st Century
Ramy Hanna reflects on the importance of  integrating water resources issues in the climate change debate. This blog is part of a series of reflections in response to the upcoming ...
03 Jul 2015
Making the connections: the new SDGs and SRHR
Marion Stevens, Coordinator at WISH Associates and Research Associate at the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, shares her reflections on the Zero Draft of the Sustainable...
20 Jul 2015
The new development goals: why the ambitions must be maintained and turned into action
By Priya Nath, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post-2015), VSO. Women leaders that VSO works with. (Photo credit Adriane Ohanesian) The UN has now released its...
20 Jul 2015
Inclusive action and empowered communities are key to sanitation goal
As part of our series gathering reflections on the recent SDG "zero draft" text Deepak Sanan of the CLTS Foundation looks at the draft goal on availability and sustainable management...
20 Jul 2015
Not all research is created equal
Jessica Vince of DFID reflects on their Assessing the Strength of Evidence framework for determining quality when engaging with evidence. The views expressed are her own and do not reflect official...
12 Jun 2015
Cities: Catalysing Climate Change Action
From 8-10 June, stakeholders in urban areas around the globe will descend on Bonn, Germany for the sixth time, to talk about making cities more resilient to climate change. The links between...
06 Jul 2015
Making policies nutrition sensitive in Zambia
Mr. Eneyah Botoman Phiri who is the advocacy and communications Officer at the Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance (CSO-SUN) in Zambia writes for Eldis on how CSO-SUN are working with...
28 May 2015
The Global Nutrition Report 2014: Actions and accountability to accelerate the world’s progress on nutrition
(Originally posted in November 2014).The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the post-2015 world will require healthy and well-nourished populations that contribute to economic growth and...
12 Jun 2015
Together for Nutrition
(Originally posted in December 2014)India is making progress against undernutrition, as seen in the 2014 Global Hunger Index recently released by the International Food Policy Research Institute...
28 May 2015
The power of policies to protect, support and promote infant and young child nutrition: From Viet Nam to Southeast Asia
(Originally posted in November 2014)Ms. Phan Thi Hong Linh and Ms. Manini Sheker at Alive & Thrive Viet Nam write for Eldis on the strategies used to influence policy around infant and young...
28 May 2015
How can we finance sustainable energy for all?
This piece was originally written for COP20 in Lima by Ana Pueyo, IDS and Emma Wilson, IIED. The Second Annual Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) Forum has been taking place over the past...
21 May 2015
Data gaps and development goals - counting the missing millions
Since the release, late last year, of the UN Secretary-General’s Expert Advisory Group report ‘A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development’...
02 Jun 2016
Data gaps and development goals - counting the missing millions
Since the release, late last year, of the UN Secretary-General’s Expert Advisory Group report ‘A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development’...
02 Jun 2016
Making 2015 a crucial year to address loss and damage
In this guest article, Stephanie Andrei and Saleem Huq introduce issues associated with Loss and Damage (L&D) and discuss how it will be embedded in the upcoming post-2015 Sustainable...
19 Jun 2015
Improving the lives of HIV positive offenders in Southern Africa
Kaday Mansaray Sibanda shared VSO's experience with improving the lives of HIV positive offenders both inside prison and on their release.Prison conditions in the Southern Africa region are...
08 Oct 2015
Bringing the research community together: example from Bangladesh
Clare Stott reflects on the recent Gobeshona Conference for Research on Climate Change in Bangladesh Gobeshona is a knowledge initiative that has been established in an effort to bring together...
13 May 2015
Is there a Brazilian model of development?
Here, in our guest article, Professor Armando Barrientos and Dr. Ed Amann introduce the work of the International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa (IRIBA) and discuss whether Brazil...
25 Feb 2015
Global health meets genomics: inequalities and politics
Scientific advances in the understanding of genetics and genomics have the potential to generate major improvements for human health in the near future. However, from a global health perspective,...
08 Oct 2015
What can we learn from Southern researchers about increasing research uptake?
Cheryl Brown highlights how researchers in developing countries are seeing their research used by policymakers and what lessons can be drawn from this for researchers worldwide.Insufficient...
23 Feb 2015
Why countries like Bangladesh must invest in climate change research
Saleemul Huq and Clare Stott discuss why research from national Bangladesh institutions is under-represented in the recent IPCC report and what can be done about this. June 2014The recent publication...
23 Feb 2015
Four sets of interconnected numbers the 2014 Indian election should be about, but isn’t
India - the largest of all democracies is being put through its democratic paces. Jaideep Gupte looks at some of the critical issues that are missing from the election debates. May 2014The...
25 Feb 2015
Keeping the tuberculosis fight alive after the World TB Day spotlight fades
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...
18 Aug 2015
The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto – the revolution starts here
This blog was first posted on the CDKN website. Geoff Barnard, Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor to CDKN and Chair of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Steering Group, introduces the Climate...
18 Sep 2015

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