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Iran’s subsidy reform from promise to disappointment
D.S. Isfahani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
In December 2010, Iran implemented an ambitious subsidy reform program for energy; however, three years later, the program has stalled and energy prices are once again well below their global levels. The current paper reveals that two...
The challenges of climate change: children on the front line
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2014
This report seeks to broaden and deepen understanding of child rights dimensions in the climate change discourse. The report argues that due to the accelerating global threats to children there is an urgent need to incorporate ...
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
R. Kiele; A. Mageto; G. Numbasa; G. Miria / United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2014
This report assesses the vulnerability to climate change of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It argues that cities must be at the centre of efforts to address the challenge of climate change, both to mitigate its causes and to a...
Gender Budgeting as a Tool for Poverty Reduction: Concepts, Practices and Capacity Implications
African Capacity Building Foundation, 2009
What is gender budgeting and how is it relevant to Africa? This publication provides a wealth of information on gender-budgeting practices in Africa. It begins with an overview of some conceptual perspectives on gender budgetin...
Making All Voices Count (MAVC)
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. This Grand Challenge focuses global attention on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure the voices of all cit...
Urban development: structured learning guide
P. Sturgess; W. Acker / Evidence on Demand, 2014
The purpose of this booklet is to support advisers in DFID to strengthen their knowledge of urban development themes by providing signposts to quality assured references, grey literature and other useful learning materials. This struc...
Securing land rights in rural communities of Nigeria: policy approach to the problem of gender inequality
J. Chukwuemeka Madu 2013
In Africa, the pursuit of gender equality in inheritance rights remains one of the most difficult challenges due to its entrenched patriarchal characteristics. This is also the case in the rural communities of South-Eastern Nigeria. T...
Changing status of women and the phenomenon trafficking of women for transactional sex in Nigeria: a qualitative analysis
C. A. Osezua 2013
This paper examines the changing status of Bini women occasioned by the upsurge and endemic nature of the trafficking of women for the purpose of transactional sex. It engaged ethnographic methods of data collection with the use of fa...
Poverty and gender inequality in asset ownership among households in Southern Nigeria
G. E. Edet; N. A. A. Etim 2014
This study concerns gender inequality in the ownership of certain assets among households in Southern Nigeria. With the aid of a structured questionnaire, data were obtained from 60 households using the multistage sampling technique. ...
Social protection for the elderly as a development strategy: a case study of Kenya’s old persons cash transfer programme
P. Mathiu; E. Kangai Mathiu 2010
Kenya has made progressive investments in social protection for the ageing, providing lessons and existing opportunities for similar programmes. In Kenya, there has been a paradigm shift from universal social protection schemes target...
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Iran’s subsidy reform from promise to disappointment
D.S. Isfahani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2014
In December 2010, Iran implemented an ambitious subsidy reform program for energy; however, three years later, the program has stalled and energy prices are once again well below their global levels. The current paper reveals that two...
The challenges of climate change: children on the front line
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2014
This report seeks to broaden and deepen understanding of child rights dimensions in the climate change discourse. The report argues that due to the accelerating global threats to children there is an urgent need to incorporate ...
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
R. Kiele; A. Mageto; G. Numbasa; G. Miria / United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2014
This report assesses the vulnerability to climate change of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It argues that cities must be at the centre of efforts to address the challenge of climate change, both to mitigate its causes and to a...
Gender Budgeting as a Tool for Poverty Reduction: Concepts, Practices and Capacity Implications
African Capacity Building Foundation, 2009
What is gender budgeting and how is it relevant to Africa? This publication provides a wealth of information on gender-budgeting practices in Africa. It begins with an overview of some conceptual perspectives on gender budgetin...
Urban development: structured learning guide
P. Sturgess; W. Acker / Evidence on Demand, 2014
The purpose of this booklet is to support advisers in DFID to strengthen their knowledge of urban development themes by providing signposts to quality assured references, grey literature and other useful learning materials. This struc...
Securing land rights in rural communities of Nigeria: policy approach to the problem of gender inequality
J. Chukwuemeka Madu 2013
In Africa, the pursuit of gender equality in inheritance rights remains one of the most difficult challenges due to its entrenched patriarchal characteristics. This is also the case in the rural communities of South-Eastern Nigeria. T...
Changing status of women and the phenomenon trafficking of women for transactional sex in Nigeria: a qualitative analysis
C. A. Osezua 2013
This paper examines the changing status of Bini women occasioned by the upsurge and endemic nature of the trafficking of women for the purpose of transactional sex. It engaged ethnographic methods of data collection with the use of fa...
Poverty and gender inequality in asset ownership among households in Southern Nigeria
G. E. Edet; N. A. A. Etim 2014
This study concerns gender inequality in the ownership of certain assets among households in Southern Nigeria. With the aid of a structured questionnaire, data were obtained from 60 households using the multistage sampling technique. ...
Social protection for the elderly as a development strategy: a case study of Kenya’s old persons cash transfer programme
P. Mathiu; E. Kangai Mathiu 2010
Kenya has made progressive investments in social protection for the ageing, providing lessons and existing opportunities for similar programmes. In Kenya, there has been a paradigm shift from universal social protection schemes target...
Directions in development: understanding changes in poverty
World Bank, 2014
This report brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to po...
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Making All Voices Count (MAVC)
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. This Grand Challenge focuses global attention on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure the voices of all cit...
Arc Finance
Arc Finance is a global non-profit that brings together practitioners, funders, pro-poor enterprises, and end-users to develop solutions for access to finance for clean energy and water.
Development Ideas
Development Ideas is a space for thinkers and practitioners to learn, share and debate about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve. The group have published an essential reference book for scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy-makers: International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects  in...
Centre for Micro Finance, India (CMF)
The Centre for Micro Finance aims to improve the accessibility and quality of financial services for the poor through rigorous research, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based policy outreach. Most CMF research projects entail the collection of primary data via survey instruments. Once CMF data sets are cleaned and analyzed they are made publicly available online and can be accessible via...
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa (IRIBA)
Brazil has emerged as a globally significant economic power in the last decade, combining accelerated growth with falling poverty and inequality. This achievement is globally recognised – nowhere more so than among the emerging economies in Africa. This DFID-funded research programme, based at the University of Manchester brings together an international team of researchers, exami...
Development Support Center (DSC)
Development Support Center (DSC) is an Indian resource organisation that provides knowledge based support to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), government agencies and other stakeholders in the field of natural resource management.
African Centre for Cities (ACC)
The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme focussed on the dynamics of unsustainable urbanisation processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses.
Sustainable Development 2015 (SD2015)
The Sustainable Development 2015 website provides the latest news, information and expert analysis around the global decision-making process to define a new set of global goals to eradicate poverty through sustainable development, known as the post-2015 development agenda. The website forms part of a wider multi-stakeholder engagement programme run by Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS, in c...
Civil Society & South-South Co-operation
This project is a collaboration between activists and researchers and is highlighting how these civil society organisations (CSOs) contribute to the roles middle income countries play not just as recipients of aid, but also as innovators and providers of development cooperation. The project drew on a review of available literature, evidence from BRICS countries and Mexico collected by the IDS Risi...
West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in 2005 to reinforce the capacities of civil society in the sub-region. WACSI is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of civil society organisations through capacity strengthening programmes for increased and effective...
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