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Eldis and partners join the Open Knowledge Hub launch
Members of the Eldis team, and some of our partners, were at the Open Development Camp in Amsterdam on October 10th to formally launch the Open Knowledge Hub. The hub is a collaborative “Open...
14 Oct 2014
Spotlight - Urban LandMark
This week we turn our attention to Urban LandMark, the Urban Land Markets Programme in Southern Africa, for our Spotlight series. The series profiles research organisations based in developing...
14 Oct 2014
Launch of Nigeria Education website
Nigeria Education, an exciting new website for those working on education in Nigeria, has been launched! The website was developed by the Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN)...
17 Oct 2014
Global AgeWatch Index 2014
1 October 2014 sees the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. Coinciding with this, HelpAge International has launched the Global AgeWatch Index 2014 which ranks 96 countries according...
30 Sep 2014
Africa’s growing cities: how do people adapt?
With World Habitat Day on October 6, Dr. Mark Napier provides a timely insight on the urgent need to address unequal access to land and property. Specifically he reflects on how African cities...
03 Oct 2014
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 Sep 2014
Connecting development actors in Ethiopia: linking climate change, nutrition and gender
One of the issues high on the agenda at this weeks United Nations Climate Summit is food security. As demonstrated in the latest IPCC report, climate change is having an impact on already worrying...
26 Sep 2014
Bad for development: the health impacts of climate change
Following on from the recent World Health Organization conference on health and climate in Geneva, two blog posts on the complexities of development in the Indian Sundarbans and the fight against...
25 Sep 2014
Gender and Social Movements
In this update we provide links and summaries to some of the most recent resources on gender and social movements. Two excellent new policy briefs from the Institute of Development Studies BRIDGE...
01 Oct 2014
Evidence on Demand launch new Learning Zone
Our colleagues at Evidence on Demand have launched a new online Learning Zone. Available on the Evidence on Demand website, this new e-learning portal already contains two learning modules on...
16 Sep 2014
Spotlight series: IGARAPÉ
This week we turn our attention to The Igarapé Institute, Brazil, for our Spotlight series. The series profiles research organisations based in developing countries. The Igarapé...
10 Oct 2014
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,...
16 Sep 2014
New Eldis Global Health Resource Guide
The new Eldis Global Health Resource Guide is now live! Many thanks to everyone who provided their feedback and suggestions in the recent survey - we have tried to incorporate as many suggestions...
16 Sep 2014
The internet: who's in and who's out
1st August 2014 marks 15 years since Eldis first registered its internet domain name So how has the internet changed over that 15 year period and who have been the winners and losers...
05 Sep 2014
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice involving the cutting or removal of the external genitals. It is practised in 28 African countries and some communities in the Middle East and Asia....
11 Sep 2014
Breastfeeding in today’s changing world: are you playing your role?
To commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, Rufaro Charity Madzima, Independent IYCF consultant, writes for Eldis on the importance of everyone playing a role in supporting breastfeeding mothers.This...
05 Sep 2014
What legacy can countries hope to achieve from hosting the FIFA World Cup and the IOC Olympic Games?
With the Brazilian World Cup a recent memory what motivates countries to divert huge amounts of resources into hosting mega-events such as the World Cup and Olympics? In this article Professor...
07 Aug 2014
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...
07 Aug 2014
A sporting chance? Mega-events and urban policy in Rio’s favelas
Brazil is in the midst of hosting the World Cup and will soon be welcoming visitors for the Olympics. In this article Laura Stacey highlights the key findings of her MPhil thesis which considers...
07 Aug 2014
Fundamentalisms and Women's Rights
Fundamentalisms are on the rise around the world with negative consequences for women’s rights. The latest Eldis gender guide update features a handful of excellent resources on this difficult...
07 Aug 2014
World (class) cup or world in (com)motion?
As the World Cup finals kick-off in Brazil, and protests continue in the streets, Professor Peter Newell, (Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy, at the University of Sussex) examines...
04 Jul 2014
Local Collective Action and Armed Conflict in Colombia
In this article, Professor Ana María Ibáñez, from the University of Los Andes in Colombia, describes how the country's 50-year conflict has shaped local institutions, social...
15 Jul 2014
Escaping war: Syrian refugees and the international community
We are marking World Refugee Day (June 20th) by offering a number of resources that highlight the plight of the refugees from Syria’s bloody civil war. The Syrian crisis has prompted one...
18 Jul 2014
Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit
Conflict-related sexual violence remains pervasive across the globe. As world leaders prepare to gather in London for the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict (10-13 June 2014),...
04 Jul 2014
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. The recent publication...
16 Sep 2014
Spotlight series: South African Institute of International Affairs
The latest article in our “Spotlight series” profiling research organisations based in developing countries looks at the work of the South African Institute of International Affairs....
04 Jul 2014
Undernutrition in Tanzania – is private sector growth the answer?
Steve Lewis, Head of Global Health Advocacy at RESULTS UK writes for Eldis on a recent report from Tanzania which raises questions on the link between private sector growth and improved nutrition.A...
05 Jun 2014
Eldis celebrates 10 years of partnership with Noragric
April 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Eldis collaboration with Noragric to produce the Eldis Norway Research Window and Norwegian Research on Environment & Development group. These...
04 Jul 2014
MAMA Mia! Are mHealth programmes living up to the hype?
Mobile communication technology is becoming a more popular tool in maternal health. Three years on since Hillary Clinton launched the MAMA programme and as Canada prepares to host the Maternal,...
13 Jun 2014
Spotlight series: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
The term 'agroforestry' was coined in the mid-1970s as part of a research study led by the John Bene of Canada’s International Development Research Centre. The study called for global...
05 Jun 2014
New game simulates trade-offs and challenges faced by Africa’s farmers
Colleagues at the Future Agriculture Consortium and the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex have developed an interesting approach to educating and influencing development...
05 Jun 2014
Spotlight series: Institute for Security Studies
The second article in our “Spotlight series” profiling research organisations based in developing countries looks at the work of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South...
03 Jun 2014
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.The beast that...
20 May 2014
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
On 31 March, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second installment of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report...
20 May 2014
Commission on the Status of Women 58th Session
We've put together a new collection of resources on the recent session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) convened under the title: Challenges and achievements...
28 Apr 2014
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...
29 May 2014
Evidence on Demand launch new Topic Guide on Land
Our colleagues at Evidence on Demand have launched a new Topic Guide on Land. Written by ODI's Anna Locke and Giles Henley, the guide provides a summary of the latest thinking around contemporary...
28 Apr 2014
Spotlight series: International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
In the first of our new Eldis “Spotlight series”, and to celebrate World Water Day, we highlight the work of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). With its long...
04 Jul 2014
Eldis plays host to new Hub partners
Participants from all corners of the world gathered recently in a wet and windy Brighton, UK to kick-start a new partnership. The organisations represented are joining forces to create a new...
08 Apr 2014
Creating a one stop shop for global nutrition data
In the past few years the global malnutrition crisis has been gaining attention. High profile events such as the Nutrition for Growth summit in London and the formation of the Scaling Up Nutrition...
26 Mar 2014
Sexual violence in conflict situations
DR Congo warlord, Bosco Ntaganda has recently been charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Charges include ordering fighters to rape women and recruit child soldiers....
26 Mar 2014
Eldis health coverage survey - Results!
As part of the process of restructuring the health-related coverage on Eldis we have been asking for your input to help us get a better understanding of who you are, what your areas of interest...
21 Mar 2014
Attaining adequate access to energy, water, and food for all
Water, energy and food supplies are interconnected. As the global climate changes, the threat to these supplies becomes ever clearer.At the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) last week,...
27 Feb 2014
Eldis Health Coverage Survey
We are currently the process of restructuring the health-related coverage on Eldis, and we need your input! Please take a few minutes to fill in our survey by clicking this link, or by clicking...
27 Feb 2014
World Interfaith Harmony Week
With World Interfaith Harmony Week starting on February 1st this year, our Conflict and Security Editor, Jason Collodi, reflects on how religion has, in many instances, been central to global...
30 Jan 2014
Gender and Water
This new Guide from Eldis provides a collection of resources that identify and address key gender issues in the water sector including water supply infrastructure and management, sanitation...
27 Feb 2014
Health at the World Economic Forum
World leaders and big business met up in Davos from January 22nd - 25th for the World Economic Forum 2014. The theme was "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics...
11 Feb 2014
Pathways to sexuality and women’s empowerment
The narrow way in which gender equality and women’s empowerment has been dealt with in development policy and practice has often excluded sexuality. A ‘sexuality lens’ can...
29 Jan 2014
Rising powers - what to look out for in 2014
As Russia, one of the so called BRICS economies, assumes the presidency of the G8 this year, and in anticipation of emerging trends and new research we may see coming to the fore in 2014, we...
26 Mar 2014
Eldis review of the year 2013
It’s been a busy year here at Eldis Towers. Aside from responding to the usual steady stream of enquiries about caravan parts we’ve found the time to achieve quite a bit. This...
14 Jan 2014
Pathways to Women's Empowerment - work and employment
In recent years women have entered the paid workforce in greater numbers. The development sector is keen to support women into work because employment contributes to development goals and targets,...
11 Feb 2014
Pro-poor electricity provision
Energy poverty is a major development issue - close to one-fifth of the world’s population does not have access to electricity. There is also the pressing need to decarbonise existing...
04 Jul 2014
Conflict Trends: 2013 review
As 2013 comes to a close, our Conflict and Security convenor, Jason Collodi, shares his thoughts about what have been the key trends and issues in his topic area over the year.A big focus this...
14 Jan 2014
Human Rights Day from the perspective of older persons
December 10th is Human Rights Day, and this year marks 20 years since the establishment of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (UN OHCHR). Here, in this timeline, we look at significant...
14 Jan 2014
Transforming information into climate action
Eldis Climate Change Editor Fatema Rajabali recently participated in an IDS/REEEP side event at the Warsaw climate conference (COP 19) titled Transforming information into knowledge and climate...
14 Jan 2014
South-South Cooperation in aid, trade and FDI?
Over the last decade both trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging economies to Africa has increased substantially.  These new economic relationships present many opportunities...
14 Jan 2014
New partners join Eldis in “Open Knowledge Hub” project
Eldis is joining forces with eight new partner organisations in a new collaborative project, provisionally called the “Open Knowledge Hub”, to support knowledge producers and consumers,...
08 Apr 2014
16 days of activism against gender-based violence
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign that started on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on...
28 Aug 2014
HEART and MQSUN Topic Guide on Nutrition
Our colleagues at HEART and MQSUN have launched a new joint Topic Guide on Nutrition aimed at providing policymakers and practitioners with the latest and most relevant evidence in the sector....
19 Dec 2013
Following the Warsaw climate conference #cop19
Eldis tracked discussions around COP19, with a focus on looking beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Using the storytelling platform Storify, we have highlighted some of the best...
19 Dec 2013
APCOM - Male sexual health
November 19th, 2013 is International Men's Day, with a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. To...
21 Nov 2013
SPARC - governance reforms in Nigeria
Eldis has partnered with SPARC (the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability programme) to offer the latest resources on good governance in Nigeria. The SPARC programme...
19 Dec 2013
New Heteronormativity Key Issues Guide
Heteronormativity - the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm and any other form of sexual desire, expression or relationship is abnormal or wrong - has many potential implications for...
08 Jul 2014
Expanding ‘disarmament’: reflections from Nepal
In post-conflict Nepal armed violence is generally low-tech using crude or makeshift weapons such as bicycle chains or sticks, bladed weapons, improvised explosive devices and homemade firearms. In...
19 Dec 2013
Nutritional status in northern Nigeria: evidence graph
In 2012, a review of literature on the prevalence and determinants of child and maternal undernutrition in northern Nigeria, and direct and indirect interventions to tackle undernutrition,...
19 Nov 2013
World Health Summit 2013: an Eldis Storify
Eldis has been following the World Health Summit 2013 which took place in Berlin, Germany from October 20th - 22nd. We created the following Storify, focusing specifically on the Global...
19 Dec 2013
Launch of new gender and social movements resource
Across the world there are active social movements demanding an end to gendered injustice in all domains of our social, economic, political and cultural lives. But activists still encounter...
07 Nov 2013
Measuring climate finance effectiveness
In the case of climate change, national policies and structures tend to follow international interests and funding available, mainly provided by UNFCCC structures. Given the scarcity of financial...
07 Nov 2013
Assessing the quality of evidence
The terms evidence-based and evidence-informed policy have become commonplace in development vernacular and many development actors, including Eldis, work to promote the use of research evidence...
07 Nov 2013
Announcing the new Eldis Nutrition Resource Guide
We're very pleased to announce the launch of a new Eldis Resource Guide focused on Nutrition.The new Guide offers easily navigable access to an extensive collection of the best research evidence,...
07 Nov 2013
Introducing the Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide!
We've just released a new animated introduction to the Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide. The 3 minute video introduces the key features of the guide and explains how to get the best from...
11 Feb 2014
Eldis seeks partners for exciting new “Open” initiative
The Eldis call for global partners to join us in our Open Knowledge Hub project is drawing to a close. Expressions of interest must be submitted by no later than Friday 11th October. We are...
16 Oct 2013
Syria, the Middle East and the International Day of Nonviolence
In a blog post marking International Day of Nonviolence, Conflict and Security Editor Jason Collodi discusses how democracy movements in the Middle East might be inspired and learn from previous...
17 Jun 2014
New collection of documents on Syria crisis
Eldis editorial staff have been curating a new collection of resources on the unfolding civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria. The collection provides links to the latest high quality research...
17 Jun 2014
Making All Voices Count - Call for Proposals
Making All Voices Count, a programme aimed at making governments more responsive, has announced its First Call for Proposals. Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation...
21 Oct 2013
Evidence on Demand
Eldis have been working with the Evidence on Demand information hub to make a new range of high quality research synthesis available through our Resource Guides and Country Profiles. Evidence...
21 Oct 2013
Looking back at World Water Week
Our climate change editorial team were following developments during World Water Week 2013 with a particular focus on water, climate change & development issues. They put together a Storify...
14 Jan 2014
The 4 Cs of pay-per-click marketing - lessons from an Eldis experiment
Like most other online knowledge platforms Eldis relies heavily on Google as a source of traffic to our website (61% last year). And to do this we rely on getting our links into the listings...
30 Jan 2014
Interactions: real-time research on the empowerment of women and girls
Eldis has joined forces with IDS and global partners to support a collaborative research programme - "Influencing Policies to Support the Empowerment of Women and Girls" - by...
20 Sep 2013
Eldis data enhances new Ag-Nutrition research project in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Members of the Eldis team have been working with the Agridiet research programme to develop a new project website which utilises Eldis open data. Agridiet is a research partnership...
20 Sep 2013
New Latin American knowledge platform now on Eldis
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA) is a knowledge sharing and learning platform based in Lima, Peru which highlights recent Latin American experience on selected economic, environmental...
20 Sep 2013
New Lancet series nourishes G8 discussion
There has been a lot of attention to and activity around the issue of nutrition in recent months in the lead-up to the G8 meeting, which took place in Northern Ireland on June 17th and 18th....
20 Sep 2013
Future Agricultures establishes new regional hubs in Africa
The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) has instituted a new regional, Africa-centred structure to better support its research and policy engagement activities. Since 2005, Future Agricultures...
20 Sep 2013
New tool helps navigate climate change information
The ever-growing number of knowledge sharing platforms on climate change and development has meant that users of climate knowledge are often unsure which services are most appropriate to their...
22 Jul 2013
Eldis supports Connect South campaign
Eldis is pleased to be supporting the Global Development Network’s Connect South campaign. The campaign aims to raise the profile of southern research and southern researchers
22 Jul 2013
Poorest countries lead the fight against hunger and undernutrition
According to new research published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), low income countries like Malawi and Madagascar and lower middle income Guatemala, are leading the charge against...
20 Sep 2013
Policy brief on the policing the 2013 Kenyan elections
This policy brief from the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies gives recommendations that aim to enhance a democratic approach to policing the elections in Kenya, and to prevent the violent...
22 Jul 2013
Hunger and undernutrition: What do we know? The video
Globally, levels of hunger and undernutrition are unacceptably high. One in eight people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. One in every four children under five years...
26 Jun 2013
The Open Book
The OKFestival, the first ever Open Knowledge Festival, was held in Helsinki, Finland in September 2012. With the theme of Open Knowledge in Action, it looked at the value that can be generated...
26 Jun 2013
Rising Powers in International Development Eldis Resource Guide
This new Resource Guide brings together key research on this important but little explored area of development.
22 Jul 2013
Updated ICT4D Resource Guide now live
It's been a busy month for the team working on the ICTs for development Resource Guide with over 150 new resources added over the last month.
26 Jun 2013
Islam, sexual diversity and access to health services
While Islam allows for difference of opinion, and the religious leaders disagree on many social issues, most orthodox Muslim scholars are vehemently opposed to homosexuality. However there are...
26 Jun 2013
Follow the Eldis Climate Change Resource guide on social media
The Eldis Resource Guide on Climate Change, produced with support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN),  focuses on adaptation, mitigation and development. The guide...
26 Jun 2013
Specialised climate change guides
Check out our selection of guides on emerging climate change issues, developed in collaboration with a range of experts working on hot topics ;)
26 Jun 2013
New policy brief on armed violence in Nepal
Produced by the Nepal Armed Violence Reduction Working Group, with support from IDS Knowledge Services, this briefing looks at the problem of armed violence in Nepal.
26 Jun 2013
Welcome to the new Eldis website!
Our regular and loyal visitors will notice that Eldis has undergone a serious make-over: and it’s not just about looks.
05 Mar 2013
Don't just look at the website - get the data!
Data on agriculture and nutrition from Eldis was among development datasets being used by developers and experts in a recent event to increase the uptake and impact of research.
05 Mar 2013
Diverse Voices
The latest Diverse Voices global debate on Facebook and Twitter is asking "Do you think that public services respect the dignity of the most vulnerable citizens?"
19 Apr 2013
HIV prevention and MSM with HIV
New policy brief argues that it is time to start moving towards a 'shared responsibility’ framework. HIV prevention programmes have mostly ignored the prevention needs of men who have sex...
12 Apr 2013
Sustained growth of Noragric research
Noragric research collection reaches 1000 documents
01 Mar 2013

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