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The developmental agenda in the age of neoliberal globalization
E. Yeldan / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 2001
This article looks at options for renewed development policy, particularly in relation to globalisation and national policy-making. This article finds that: a consequence of globalisation has been the exposure of...
Joseph Stiglitz on the need to reform the way in which development economics research is undertaken and taught
J.E. Stiglitz / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 2001
This article discusses the new development agenda and means of challenging the reigning neoliberal paradigm. The limitations of this competitive equilibrium model are widely recognized; it provides an inadequate model of developed cou...
Reform of the IMF and World Bank will bring about space for a new development economics
M. Weisbrot / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 2001
This article focuses on the role that economist and policy analysts can play in shaping the parameters of the current debate in the direction development economics should take. The article finds that: the credito...
Taking a critical position on structural adjustment: what are the World Bank and IMF doing wrong?
Essential Information 2001
Contains a series of fact sheets and resources, taking a generally critical position on IMF and World Bank Structural Adjustment activities and policies. The fact sheets include: how Structural Adjustment worsens...
Traditional methods are the most efficient and ecologically sensible for raisign livestock in Nigeria
I. Iro / Gamji 2001
This article discusses the status fo the Fulani pastoralists in Nigeria. The article concludes that: the socioeconomic transformation of the Fulani will not be achieved so long as the policy-makers ignore the env...
Should the World Bank be made accountable for its actions?
T. Barry; M. Honey / Foreign Policy in Focus 2001
This article finds that: the World Bank’s Articles of Agreement (its charter) require that it lend only for productive purposes the bank’s nature and practice ensure that its projects will have a high...
Argentina and the IMFs promotion of free capital mobility: a delegitimising activity?
D. Felix / Foreign Policy in Focus 2001
This article discusses the extent to which the Argentinian economic crisis delegitimises the IMF's promotion of free capital mobility around the globe. The article finds that: IMF's activities in Argentina, devia...
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: ...
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The where, how and what of megaprojects: a sociological perspective
P.K. Gellert; B. D. Lynch / Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University 2001
This article stresses that despite claims about the increasing dematerialisaton of the global economy, economic development continues to entail the consumption of land and natural resources on a massive scale throughout the world. Ind...
Effects of rapidly accelerating growth in African parks
C. Geisler / Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University 2001
This paper examines the rapidly accelerating growth in African parks and protected areas as a form of place-making with welcome and unwelcome human consequences. The article finds that: there are various forms of...
Loss of natural assets in New Mexico has caused persistent poverty
W. Coward / Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University 2001
This article emphasises that society makes property and that when one society is displaced by another it often is the case that existing property arrangements are recast to favor the newcomers and disadvantage the former inhabitants. ...
Why "Development Studies" is a political practice
C. Bergstrøm; E. Molteberg / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2000
This article discusses the political nature of Development Studies. The article examines relationships between individuals and groups of scientists,professionals and local people. The article emphasises that although the implications ...
Challenging power and communication in Development Studies
E. Molteberg; C. Bergstrøm / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2000
This is the first of two papers that discuss challenges of power and communication in Development Studies. The article finds that: Development Studies is seen as an arena for scientific discourse,where representa...
Are current nutrition goals and targets sustainable?
P. Arthur / SCN News 2001
This paper examines the history and success of the current nutrition goals and targets in overcoming malnutrition. It argues that whilst these resolutions are useful to bring about new programme efforts, they shift the focus of attent...
The political rights of gays: integrating gay rights into human rights, and defining African sexuality
M. Mathuray / Queering Development Seminar Series, IDS 2000
This paper attempts to interrogate the discursive strategies employed by certain nationalist and anti-colonialist discourses to refute citizenship claims made by gays and lesbians in the Southern African region. In their paradoxical s...
Development theory: a modernist conception at odds with fundamental social dynamics and the ethic of liberation
G. Kleitz / Queering Development Seminar Series, IDS 2000
This paper shows that the development paradigm used to frame social and economic public interventions delivers a modernist conception of the family, the economy, and the private – public divide that is at odds both with fundament...
What facilitatates a fixed conception of sexuality as source of both repression and liberation? The case of Southern Africa
O. Phillips / Queering Development Seminar Series, IDS 2000
This paper focuses on some of the conceptual patterns in law which have facilitated this increasingly fixed conception of sexuality as source of both repression and liberation. Paper argues that colonial law brought with it a d...
'Unlearning' conventional wisdoms to remove paradigm blockages
N. Uphoff; J. Combs / Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development 2001
How often has evidence that supported a new explanation been ignored or rejected when it did not conform to the accepted way of thinking about a particular problem? The authors describe this situation as a "paradigm blockage". This pa...
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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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