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Quality assured research synthesis documents from a selected set of publishers who focus is on supporting evidence-informed decision-making on issues relevant to international development

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Capacity building for decision makers to use evidence in policy making in Sudan
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2016
Sudanese public policy is often seen as typically based on party ideology and the changing interests or socio-cultural beliefs of the National Congress party, which is a leading political party in the country. This is particul...
Building capacity for the use of research evidence in Ghana’s Ministry of Employment
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2017
The importance of evidence in public policy making is widely recognised in Ghana at top levels of government. The overarching national development strategy, the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Strategy (GSGDA II), sees evi...
Increasing evidence use among Ethiopia’s health planners and policymakers
M. Sudhakar; M. Woldie / International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications 2016
Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study di...
Disability considerations for infrastructure programmes
A. Agarwal; A. Steele / Evidence on Demand 2016
Approximately 15% of the world’s population, over a billion people, have some form of disability. DFID’s aim is for its policies and programmes to be inclusive of and accessible to all people, including people with disabil...
Helpdesk report: Urban poverty in Nepal
S. Bakrania (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the issues and trends in relation to urban poverty in Nepal? Include data on key trends as well as a qualitative overview of the issues pertaining to informal settlements,...
Helpdesk report: CSOs holding governments to account
C. Mcloughlin (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
This Helpdesk report responds to the following query: What is the range of interventions that CSOs currently deliver to help people in developing countries hold governments and others to account and influence decisions that affect poo...
Policing interventions for targeting interpersonal violence in developing countries: a systematic review
A Higginson; L Mazerolle; M Sydes; J David; K Mengersen / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
This review has two key objectives. The first objective is to review the evidence on the effectiveness of policing interventions in reducing interpersonal violent crime in developing countries, and whether effectiveness differs accord...
Property tax experiment in Punjab, Pakistan
A.Q. Khan; A.I. Khwaja; B.A. Olken / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2014
Pakistan faces important policy challenges in improving service delivery and growth and development. Low levels of tax revenue act as a serious constraint to economic growth, provision of services and, more generally, to building an e...
Can e-governance reduce capture of public programmes? Experimental evidence from India’s employment guarantee scheme in Bihar
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Low administrative capacity and pervasive corruption constrain the performance of social insurance programs in many low-income settings. The increasing availability of e-governance, i.e., the application of information and communicati...
Is Tanzania’s joint forest management program me a triple win? Understanding causal pathways for livelihoods, governance and forest condition impacts
L. Persha; C. Meshack / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2015
Estimated government and donor funding to support Joint Forest Management (JFM) in Tanzania since the early 1990s exceeds USD $30 million. While there are many small scale and site-specific studies on JFM in Tanzania, to date there ar...

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