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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...
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. ...
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How far is globalisation responsible for the decline in economic growth and good health?
M. Weisbrot; D. Baker; E. Kraev; J. Chen / Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington 2001
In order to assess the impact of globalisation on economic growth and health and other social indicators, this paper examines such indicators for all countries for which data are available, and compares the last 20 years of globalisat...
Has increasing globalisation been good for growth?
M. Weisbrot; R. Naiman; J. Kim / Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington 2000
Have the policies advocated by the IMF, the World Bank, and the US Treasury Department helped to stimulate economic growth? Even among those who have been critical of globalisation and the most powerful institutions that promote it, t...
What are the key conditions for pro-poor growth when economies have to remain competitive in the international market?
H. White; A. Anderson / DFID White Paper on Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor 2000
Despite the fashion for pro-poor growth the term remains undefined. This paper proposes three possible definitions, based on comparing the poor's share in incremental income with their existing share, their population share and an int...
Adjustment loans do not benefit the poor
W. Easterly / Economic Growth Project, World Bank 2000
Paper suggests there is no evidence for a direct effect of structural adjustment on growth. The poor benefit less from output expansion in countries with many adjustment loans than in countries with few adjustment loans. By the same t...
The importance of favouring the growth-enhancing polices of good rule of law, fiscal discipline, and openness to international trade
D. Dollar; A. Kraay / Economic Growth Project, World Bank 2000
This paper investigates the link between income of the poor and overall income (per capita GDP). Paper asks: what is the general relationship between growth of income of the poor and overall economic growth, and does it...
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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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