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Indigenous knowledges: undermined by formal education in Eritrea
A.M. Ismail / IEC-DFID virtual and physical conference: Education for Nomads, Pastoralists and Migrant Fisherfolk. International Extension College 2002
This paper examines the education opportunities made available for nomadic people (pastoralists) in eastern Sudan and Western Eritrea. It examines the difficulties faced by the pastoralists of this region and suggests that this has le...
World Bank strategy for Private Sector Development: intends to extend the reach of the market
K. Bayliss; D. Hall / Public Services International Research Unit, PSIRU 2002
In December 2001, the World Bank (WB) issued a revised strategy for Private Sector Development (PSD). This paper reviews the changes made to the strategy in the December draft and considers the Bank's policy position. The artic...
World Bank Private Sectore Development Strategy (PSD): has it taken on board past criticism?
K. Bayliss; D. Hall / Public Services International Research Unit, PSIRU 2002
This paper discusses the latest draft of the World Bank Private Sector Development Strategy (PSD - December 2001). The article appears to have taken into account some of the criticisms raised in connection with earlier drafts. ...
The World Bank's water strategy: reveals a fixation with privatisation?
D. Hall; K. Bayliss; E. Lobina / Public Services International Research Unit, PSIRU 2002
This article discusses the World Bank's water strategy. The article is critical of the water strategy. The article suggests that the strategy's limitations stem from the organisation's misplaced faith in the private sector. The...
The Global Development Gateway: a flawed initiative?
A. Wilks / Bretton Woods Project 2001
This article looks at the World Bank's role as a Knowledge Bank. The article in particular investigates the Global Development Gateway. The article finds that: the Gateway it is in fact conceived, designed and operated ...
Does free trade (encouraged by the Bretton Woods institutions) assist the poor?
J. Mander; D. Barker / Alternet 2002
This article criticises the negative impact of the advocates of of economic globalization (World Bank; IMF; WTO) on the world's poor. The article finds that: the advocates of globalisation stress that those that ...
How the British see the developing world - and why it matters
Voluntary Service Overseas 2002
Report suggesting that many British people have formed negative and inaccurate images of developing countries and that for too long, development agencies and the media have been complicit in promoting an unbalanced picture of third wo...
Large proportion of asylum seekers are qualified
Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK 2001
This report audits the skills and qualifications of about 440 asylum seekers dispersed under the National Asylum Support System (NASS) to Leicester and assesses their potential contribution to the local and regional economy before the...
Does the Private Sector Development (PSD) strategy foster apartheid?
Globalization Challenge Initiative 2001
This article discusses the World Bank's Private Sector Development Strategy (PSD). The article finds that: the main thrust of the PSD Strategy is not new. It would continue to shape and diminish the role of the s...
Is the Islamic concept of Jihad responsilbe for comtemporary violence and terrorism?
K.A. El Fadl / Middle East Report 2001
This article discusses the politics of power associated with political Islam and fundamentalist puritanism within certain elements of Islam (particularly wahhabism). The article concludes that: the argument that ...
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How can U.S. foreign policy influence the World Bank's and IMF's strategies?
T. Barry; M. Honey / Foreign Policy in Focus 2001
This looks at how the U.S. should adopt new foreign policy to influence World Bank and IMF strategic activities in a positive manner. This article finds that: the IMF and World Bank have failed to integrate envir...
IMF should return to original mandate of solving short-term external imbalances in national economies
T. Barry; M. Homey / Foreign Policy in Focus 2001
This article finds that: the IMF was created to solve short-term, external imbalances in national economies but has moved far beyond its original mandate the IMF makes decisions with major implications for poor...
The U.S., the World Bank and SAPs: implications for developing countries
T. Barry / Foreign Policy in Focus 2001
This article looks at the relationship between the US, the World Bank and developing countries, focusing particularly on the role of Structural Adjustment Policies applied by the World Bank This article finds that: ...
What is the relationship between aid and growth?
P. Collier; J. Dehn / World Bank 2001
This article analyses the relationship between aid and growth. The analysis finds that the better a country ' s policies, the more effective aid is in raising growth in that country. The article finds that: extreme nega...
Is post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan a form of reborn colonialism?
S. Husain / Bretton Woods Project 2001
The article discusses the implications of a recent meeting in Islamabad - 'Preparting for Afghanistan's reconstruction', which took place in Islamabad on 6 December 2001. Independent economists and activists in the host country were m...
Nuer veterinary knowledge and western veterinary knowledge: can they complement one another?
S. Blakeway; B.J. Linquist; D. Adolph / Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU 2001
This study is associated with the OLS Livestock Programme. The study attempts to investigate whether the work of the programme could be better integrated with local Nuer veterinary knowledge and practice. The article finds that...
Participatory animal health services: a literature review
A. Catley / Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU 1999
This literature review describes the origins of participatory approaches and methods, and discusses their application in animal health services and research in less developed countries. The review focuses on dryland areas of Africa, i...
Cross-disciplinarity in Development Studies: how to achieve it?
R. Kanbur / Department of Economics [Cornell University] 2001
This article discusses the potential benefits arising from synergies between economics and other disciplines in development studies. The article finds that: development economics nowadays is mainstream economics ...
Indian state-making via the improvement of environmental 'quality of life' for Delhi's bourgeoisie
A. Baviskar / Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University 2001
This article discusses Indian state-making through the interventions within Delhi via the effort to improve the environmental ‘quality of life’ for Delhi’s bourgeoisie. This article focuses on working class struggles fo...
When does economic activity become morally obnoxious?
R. Kanbur / Department of Economics [Cornell University] 2001
Certain markets evoke popular discomfort, distrust and even outrage. Trade in arms, drugs, toxic waste, child labor and body parts, for example, elicits these reactions to different degrees. This paper asks 'what is it about some mark...
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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...
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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