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Innovating in development learning event: challenge brief
Isabel Vogel / Ideas to Impact 2017
The Innovating in Development learning event in February 2017, hosted by Ideas to Impact, brought together innovators, funders and implementers of development and humanitarian innovation to take stock of innovation in development effo...
Rethinking infrastructure in Africa: a governance approach
T. Corrigan / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Infrastructure deficits have long been recognised as being central to Africa’s developmental malaise. This paper looks at the state of the continent’s infrastructure, with a focus on the actions that governments can take to ...
Assessing food value chain pathways, linkages and impacts for better nutrition of vulnerable groups
M. Maestre; N. Poole; S. Henson / Food Policy 2017
In addition to targeting health and other areas related to undernutrition, a key priority is also the transformation of the agriculture and food sector. While patterns of crop and livestock production are widely expected to affect nut...
Gendered practices of remittances in Bangladesh: a poststructuralist perspective
S.R. Rashid / Migrating out of Poverty 2016
Bangladesh belongs to the top-ten remittance-receiving countries of the world with a yearly earning of US$15 billion. Comprising around ninety percent of the Bangladeshi overseas labour flow, men leave behind their spouses and childre...
South Africa’s local content policies: challenges and lessons to consider
W. Nyakabawo / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa 2017
South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) identifies local content as a strategic industrial policy instrument to leverage the power of public procurement; reduce the country’s trade deficit; address market failure...
Wanted: good governance - protection of minorities and human rights in Northern Iraq
M. Rudolf / Bonn International Center for Conversion 2017
Dealing with the aftermath of the current situation in northern Iraq requires a a mid-and a long-term strategy. Both have to recognize limitations that are due to the cyclical re-occurence of conflict and that mirror specific historic...
Family support for older persons in Thailand: challenges and opportunities
J. Knodel; B. Teerawichitchainan / Population Studies Center, University of Michigan 2017
Population ageing and the wellbeing of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities, and government in Thailand as in much of Asia. Traditionally, support and care for the elderly are met within the fa...
Legal status and deprivation in India’s urban slums: an analysis of two decades of National Sample Survey Data
L.B. Nolan; D.E. Bloom; R. Subbaraman 2017
In India, 52–98 million people live in urban slums, and 59% of slums are “non-notified” or lack legal recognition by the government. In this paper, the authors use data on 2,901 slums from four waves of the Nati...
Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa
Shandana Khan Mohmand (ed); M. Loureiro (ed) / Institute of Development Studies UK 2017
This issue of the Open Access IDS Bulletin examines the impact of decentralisation at the local level through detailed case studies of five countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. The issue deals with all three of...
Public value perspective for gender budgeting: evidence from Egypt
L. AbdelLatif; M. Ramadan; M. Zaky / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2017
Budgeting for the provision of public service for women has gained a lot of interest all over the world. Developing countries have been part of this global trend. Studies on growth found that gender inequality deprives develop...
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