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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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Securing Nairobi's poor neighbourhoods policy considerations for enhancing community participation
E.A. Maina Ayiera / Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies 2017
Kenya has grappled with extensive crime and insecurity, ranging from armed robberies, carjacking and street crime, to politically-motivated, ethnically-organised violence, resource conflicts and terror attacks that affect both...
Mitigating electoral conflict in Kenya’s 2017 General Election
K. Wairuri / Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies 2017
On 8 August 2017 Kenya is expected to conduct a general election in which new representatives at the county and national levels will be elected. This election is likely to be one of the most competitive at the local level yet....
Explaining South African xenophobia
C. Claassen / Afrobarometer 2017
After widespread violence in 2008 and 2015, South Africa is now clearly one of most hostile destinations in the world for African migrants. Existing research on the determinants of South African xenophobia has focused on devel...
Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches
Andrew Scott / Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
This new working paper by Andrew Scott of ODI explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus” of issues. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in ...
In search of the solution to farmer–pastoralist conflicts in Tanzania
G.E. Massay / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Land-use conflict is not a new phenomenon for pastoralists and farmers in Tanzania with murders, the killing of livestock and the loss of property as a consequence of this conflict featuring in the news for many years now. Var...
Social accountabilty initatives in health and nutrition: lessons from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
N. Nisbett; N. Ahmed; S. Deshpande; F. Feruglio / Institute of Development Studies UK 2017
South Asia is home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population and is a region of dynamic economic growth, yet it performs relatively poorly on health and nutrition indicators. As a potential route towards addressing th...
Why isn’t tech for accountability working in Africa?
I. de Lanerolle / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Expanding mobile networks and falling costs could transform communication between African citizens and governments. So far, however, attempts to harness new technologies to improve transparency and accountability in Africa and...
Reducing child undernutrition: past drivers and priorities for the post-MDG era
L.C. Smith; L. Haddad / World Development 2017
Reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda in the post-MDG agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. In this paper, the authors use data from 1970 to 2012 for 116 countries,...
A review of government programmes for women and children in India: implications for nutrition during the Thousand Day Period
S. Khandelwal; R. Dayal; S. Bhalla; T. Paul / The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014
The current Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (MCHN) statistics from India reflect poorly on the existing Government schemes. Experts recognize the conception of two year period (the first 1000 days) as a critical window of opportun...
Championing nutrition: effective leadership for action
N. Nisbett; E. Wach; L. Haddad / International Food Policy Research Institute 2016
The calls for strong leadership in the fight against global and national malnutrition have multiplied during the past decade. The role of nutrition champions in advocating for nutrition, formulating policies, and coordinating and impl...
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