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Are we heading towards more open government?
People in gap
M. Henley / Panos Pictures
Open government and open data are new areas of research, advocacy and activism that have entered the governance field alongside the more established areas of transparency and accountability. In this issue of the Institute of Development Studies’ Bulletin – an open access publication – articles review recent research which explore contributions to more open, transparent, accountable and responsive governance.

Latest Documents

What ails the young? Insights into Africa’s youth from the African Peer Review Mechanism
T. Corrigan / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Africa is a young continent, with a median age of some 19.3 years and 75% of its population aged 35 or younger. As the continent has long recognised – and as the so-called Arab Spring has confirmed – this large youth populat...
Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
The struggles over institution-building that followed the spread of uprisings across the Arab region in 2011 underscore the importance of elite bar - gaining in shaping the direction of regime change. To understand why elite co...
Using entertainment education to promote self-efficacy and aspirations among young Malawians: the Tisankhenji Radio Program
Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa 2013
The Tisankhenji radio programme (see Related Summaries at bottom of page) aired from 2005 to 2008 and was designed to prevent HIV among young people in Malawi, especially girls age 10 to 14, by increasing self-efficacy, encouraging op...
Protect us! Inclusion of children with disabilities in child protection
Plan International 2016
Children with disabilities experience very high levels of violence, according to this research from Plan International and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The new study carried out in Uganda and Malawi p...
Visions, voices and priorities of young people living with and most affected by HIV
International HIV/AIDS Alliance 2015
This 30-page report shares perspectives and insights from young people from around the world living with and affected by HIV, who share their visions for realising and claiming their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) an...
On the fast-track to end AIDS: UNAIDS 2016 - 2021 strategy
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 2016
This document outlines the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2016-2021 strategy to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The strategy maps out the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to accelerating the AID...
mHealth compendium, volume five
US Agency for International Development 2016
This fifth volume of the mHealth Compendium, produced by the African Strategies for Health Project for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a collection of 41 case studies submitted by various implementin...
mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale | The HIV/AIDS Network - Africa
US Agency for International Development 2016
The mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale presents ten in-depth profiles of mHealth programmes that have grown in scale over time.  This edition follows on from a series of five mHealth Compendiums which were pr...
At the heart of discontent: measuring public violence in South Africa
L. Lancaster / Institute for Security Studies 2016
civil protests and strike action have become increasingly commonplace in South Africa. Although several institutions collect data on various forms of protest, the available information varies in quality, reliability, coverage and acce...
Election Analysis: Battle for the States: Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2016
The assembly election verdicts for Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal emerged on 19 May 2016. Election manifestos in India are buttressed by guarantees made on domestic, local issues. State governments m...
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