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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.

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Human rights implications of climate change mitigation actions
CDM Watch 2015
Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have recognized that they should fully respect human rights in all climate-related actions, and, at the time they negotiated the 1992 UNFCCC in Rio de Janei...
India's Panda the rise and fall of Sabyasachi Panda in India's Maoist movement
J. Lea-Henry / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India 2016
Sabyasachi Panda is an ordinary man with a curious claim to fame. A mathematics graduate from a middling college in rural India, Panda, with his custom short haircut (combed to the side), generic reading glasses, and stock-standard mo...
Not ready, still waiting: Governments have a long way to go in preparing to address gender inequality and the SDGs
ActionAid International 2016
Governments urgently need to improve their policy readiness if they want to have any chance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on inequalities. Governments in developing countries do not yet have the laws and polici...
Election quality, public trust are central issues for Africa’s upcoming contests
Afrobarometer 2016
Nothing kindles democracy’s energies, anxieties, hopes, and frustrations like an election. The quality of an election can spell the difference between a cooking fire and an explosion. If a successful election can calm and focus a...
Towards mutual learning with the rising powers
J. Constantine; G. Bloom; A. Shankland / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
Rising powers such as Brazil, India and China have achieved major advances in supporting economic and social development in their less-developed regions and in creating health and social protection systems in response to the rapid cha...
South Africa, the ICC, and theUN Human Rights Council
Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) 2016
The Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) hosted two public dialogues in Cape Town on 24 February 2016 on ??South Africa and the International Crim...
Forest and Farm Producer Organizations - operating systems for the SDGs
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
Responding to the new global development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this publication argues that forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs) are effective operating systems to deliver the SDGs. In fact it may ...
Climate change and malaria
Roll Back Malaria, World Health Organization (WHO) 2015
Weather and climate are major determinants of the geographical distribution, seasonality, year-to-year variability and longer term trends of malaria. Periods of long-term drought can reduce transmission. Periods of unusually h...
Environmental costs of China’s new law on foreign NGOs
Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch 2016
In 2015, China's People's Congress revised and ratified a controversial foreign non-governmental organisation (NGO) management law that is set to take effect in 2017. According to reports, the new law will directly affect approximatel...
A Funder’s Toolkit: Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples 2016
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration or UNDRIP) is the most comprehensive international instrument regarding the collective and individual human rights of Indigenous Peoples. ...
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