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Socially sustainable degrowth as a social–ecological transformation: repoliticizing sustainability
V. Asara; I. Otero; F. Demaria; E. Corbera / Springer, 2015
This article presents the intellectual origins of degrowth, to explain how such a paradigm understands the question of sustainability. Special attention is paid to the social and ecological limits to growth and to the social&nd...
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
The IUSSP aims to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues. To further its mission, the IUSSP: organizes seminars and workshops to further scientific knowledge organizes training and distance-learning activities to improve the research cap...
Classification of countries and G-20
Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015
The Turkish Presidency for the G-20 has declared inclusion as the main theme of their focus. Several meetings and conceptual papers are being circulated for wider debate, discussion and deliberation across different stakeholders. In t...
A role for innovation prizes to support adaptation to climate change?
M. Marshall; L.O. Naess / Ideas to Impact, 2015
The aim of this paper is to examine the role of innovation prizes in supporting adaptation to climate change in the context of development, in view of two parallel trends: First, a growing interest in applying innovation prizes to int...
Can innovation prizes help address water and sanitation challenges?
S. Tremolet / Ideas to Impact, 2015
This paper helps identify whether innovation prizes can be used to address intractable issues in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector and makes recommendations for potential innovation prizes across a number of problem area...
Innovation prizes: a guide for use in a developing country context
J. Ward; C. Dixon / Ideas to Impact, 2015
This report presents an analytical guide to assessing whether and why it is appropriate to use an innovation prize – defined as a financial incentive that induces change through competition – to solve a specific and pre-de...
Ideas to Impact
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Ideas to Impact supports research and development in climate technologies for developing countries. Through the design and implementation of five innovation prizes, Ideas to Impact will test whether prizes can be designed to achieve significant benefits for marginalised and impoverished communities. It will do so by attracting and...
How we...uphold editorial quality
L. Daniel; C. Fisher; Y. Kunaratnam / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2009
For all knowledge and information intermediaries, the quality of the information they deal with is central to their work. At the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) over the last ten years, we have developed a range of Knowledge Se...
Sustainable development: concepts, measures and conflicts
M Qizilbash / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
The term “sustainable development” is very widely used. Nonetheless, there remains considerable confusion about what is meant by sustainable development (henceforth, SD). In this paper, the concepts of SD is located within...
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, (ESID, investigates the political drivers of inclusive development, particularly how state capacity and elite commitment can emerge and be sustained, as well as how donors, reformers and activists can support these processes. With a central focus on power relations and the role of ideas, ESID is researching the determinants of develop...
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Socially sustainable degrowth as a social–ecological transformation: repoliticizing sustainability
V. Asara; I. Otero; F. Demaria; E. Corbera / Springer, 2015
This article presents the intellectual origins of degrowth, to explain how such a paradigm understands the question of sustainability. Special attention is paid to the social and ecological limits to growth and to the social&nd...
Classification of countries and G-20
Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015
The Turkish Presidency for the G-20 has declared inclusion as the main theme of their focus. Several meetings and conceptual papers are being circulated for wider debate, discussion and deliberation across different stakeholders. In t...
A role for innovation prizes to support adaptation to climate change?
M. Marshall; L.O. Naess / Ideas to Impact, 2015
The aim of this paper is to examine the role of innovation prizes in supporting adaptation to climate change in the context of development, in view of two parallel trends: First, a growing interest in applying innovation prizes to int...
Can innovation prizes help address water and sanitation challenges?
S. Tremolet / Ideas to Impact, 2015
This paper helps identify whether innovation prizes can be used to address intractable issues in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector and makes recommendations for potential innovation prizes across a number of problem area...
Innovation prizes: a guide for use in a developing country context
J. Ward; C. Dixon / Ideas to Impact, 2015
This report presents an analytical guide to assessing whether and why it is appropriate to use an innovation prize – defined as a financial incentive that induces change through competition – to solve a specific and pre-de...
How we...uphold editorial quality
L. Daniel; C. Fisher; Y. Kunaratnam / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2009
For all knowledge and information intermediaries, the quality of the information they deal with is central to their work. At the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) over the last ten years, we have developed a range of Knowledge Se...
Sustainable development: concepts, measures and conflicts
M Qizilbash / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
The term “sustainable development” is very widely used. Nonetheless, there remains considerable confusion about what is meant by sustainable development (henceforth, SD). In this paper, the concepts of SD is located within...
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...
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International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
The IUSSP aims to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues. To further its mission, the IUSSP: organizes seminars and workshops to further scientific knowledge organizes training and distance-learning activities to improve the research cap...
Ideas to Impact
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Ideas to Impact supports research and development in climate technologies for developing countries. Through the design and implementation of five innovation prizes, Ideas to Impact will test whether prizes can be designed to achieve significant benefits for marginalised and impoverished communities. It will do so by attracting and...
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, (ESID, investigates the political drivers of inclusive development, particularly how state capacity and elite commitment can emerge and be sustained, as well as how donors, reformers and activists can support these processes. With a central focus on power relations and the role of ideas, ESID is researching the determinants of develop...
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...
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