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Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID) research is investigating the political drivers of inclusive development, particularly how state capacity and elite commitment can emerge and be sustained, as well as how to support these processes. There will be a central focus on the role of power relations and dominant ideas in defining interests and shaping developmental for...
NGOs, States, and Donors Revisited: Still Too Close for Comfort?
N. Banks; D. Hulme; M. Edwards / World Development, 2014
The article from the World Development journal questions the ability of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to meet long-term transformative goals in their work for development and social justice. It argues that most NGOs are...
Use of behavioural economics in development interventions
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2012
To what degree has behavioural economics and, in particular, the concept of 'nudging' been understood and used in development interventions to improve human development outcomes? How has the impact of these interventions been measured...
Principles for ethical research and evaluation in development
Australian Council for International Development, 2013
This document is intended to promote and support improved development practice in the areas of research and evaluation, to raise awareness, and to assist in the identification of ethical issues so that well-considered decisions can be...
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...
What is the evidence on the impact of research on international development? A DFID literature review
K. Newman / Department for International Development, UK, 2014
Governments of low-income countries and international development donors are increasing their funding for research at least in part on the assumption that research has positive impacts on socioeconomic development. Four pat...
International development: ideas, experience, and prospects
B. Currie-Alder (ed); R. Kanbur (ed); D.M. Malone (ed); R. Medhora (ed) / Development Ideas, 2014
Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. Produced by Devlopment Ideas and published by IDRC, this volume examines the ideas behi...
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...
Civicus Civil Society Index - rapid assesment - West Africa regional report
CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation, 2014
In 2013, civil society in six West African countries - Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone - undertook an assessment of the health and conditions of civil society. They applied the CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citi...
Civil society and knowledge management in West Africa
E. Obadare / West Africa Civil Society Institute, 2013
The author aims to provide an overview of key issues in relation to the production, documentation and communication of knowledge by civil society in West Africa. Firstly, the paper offers and justifies a working definition of knowledg...
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NGOs, States, and Donors Revisited: Still Too Close for Comfort?
N. Banks; D. Hulme; M. Edwards / World Development, 2014
The article from the World Development journal questions the ability of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to meet long-term transformative goals in their work for development and social justice. It argues that most NGOs are...
Use of behavioural economics in development interventions
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2012
To what degree has behavioural economics and, in particular, the concept of 'nudging' been understood and used in development interventions to improve human development outcomes? How has the impact of these interventions been measured...
Principles for ethical research and evaluation in development
Australian Council for International Development, 2013
This document is intended to promote and support improved development practice in the areas of research and evaluation, to raise awareness, and to assist in the identification of ethical issues so that well-considered decisions can be...
What is the evidence on the impact of research on international development? A DFID literature review
K. Newman / Department for International Development, UK, 2014
Governments of low-income countries and international development donors are increasing their funding for research at least in part on the assumption that research has positive impacts on socioeconomic development. Four pat...
International development: ideas, experience, and prospects
B. Currie-Alder (ed); R. Kanbur (ed); D.M. Malone (ed); R. Medhora (ed) / Development Ideas, 2014
Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. Produced by Devlopment Ideas and published by IDRC, this volume examines the ideas behi...
Civicus Civil Society Index - rapid assesment - West Africa regional report
CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation, 2014
In 2013, civil society in six West African countries - Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone - undertook an assessment of the health and conditions of civil society. They applied the CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citi...
Civil society and knowledge management in West Africa
E. Obadare / West Africa Civil Society Institute, 2013
The author aims to provide an overview of key issues in relation to the production, documentation and communication of knowledge by civil society in West Africa. Firstly, the paper offers and justifies a working definition of knowledg...
Iinclusive innovation: definition, conceptualisation and future research priorities
Centre for Development Informatics, 2013
There is increasing policy, practice and academic interest in “inclusive innovation”. In simple terms, this is the means by which new goods and services are developed for and/or by those who have been excluded from the dev...
Promoting greater cooperation between Russia and OECD donors
M.P. Berenson; M. Larionova; M. Rakhmangulov / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
Russia is unique amongst the BRICS group for being a ‘re-emerging’ donor. The USSR was one of the largest donor countries in the world. After a relatively brief period as a net aid recipient during the 1990s, Russia has on...
Measuring unpaid care work with public policy in mind
V. Esquivel / UN Women, 2013
Prepared for a UN Women expert group meeting on structural and policy constraints in achieving the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls, this paper by Valeria Esquivel concerns measuring unpaid care work with public polici...
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Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID) research is investigating the political drivers of inclusive development, particularly how state capacity and elite commitment can emerge and be sustained, as well as how to support these processes. There will be a central focus on the role of power relations and dominant ideas in defining interests and shaping developmental for...
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...
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...
UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS)
UKCDS is a group of 14 UK government departments and research funders working in international development. A small coordinating team brings this group together with researchers and other key organisations to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration.
The Alliance for Useful Evidence
The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice in the UK. It is an open–access network of more than 1,400 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.
Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group (GRADE)
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of present grading systems in health care. The working group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. The...
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014. The REF will be undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies. The exercise will be managed by the REF team based at HEFCE and overseen by the REF Stee...
Evidence Informed Policy Network EVIPNet (EVIPNet)
EVIPNet is a network working to support evidence-informed health systems. EVIPNet takes the form of linked, but distinct country-based and regional networks. Africa, Asia and the Americas each host regional networks, which together work in 25 countries.  At the regional level EVIPNet is supported by the WHO regional offices and by small regional secretariats responsible for promoti...
International Development Policy
International Development Policy is a peer-reviewed e-journal that promotes cutting-edge research and policy debates on global development. It publishes original contributions by researchers and reflective practitioners from developing, emerging and advanced economies. PolDev engages scholars and policymakers to analyze and debate development policies at the strategic, institutional and discursive...
Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut
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