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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...
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...
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Investments in sustainable development: a comparative study on how the Nordic development finance institutions work with development impact in context of the Sustainable Development Goals
Nordic Consulting Group 2016
The four Nordic donor countries : Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, all have a long history in the international landscape of development cooperation. In their official development aid (ODA), all four countries have an implemented ...
Pushed aside: displaced for "development" in India
Nadine Walicki; Marita Swain / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 2016
By providing a first-hand account of development projects and business activities that have caused displacement across India, this report documents and analyses the scale, process and impacts of this phenomenon. It contributes to the ...
Strong public support for ‘watchdog’ role backs African news media under attack
S. Nkomo; A. Wafula / Afrobarometer 2016
More than 100 journalists have fled tiny Burundi to escape repression and danger, according to Reporters Without Borders – a dramatic illustration of the impact of a “deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom ...
Innovation for International Development: Navigating the paths and pitfalls
Kirsten Bound; B. Ramalingam / Nesta 2016
An open access book that sets out to capture, distil and synthesise diverse perspectives from the work of over 20 champions working at the frontline of the innovation for international development movement: from bilateral donors to ph...
Finding Frames: New ways to engage the UK public in global poverty
A. Darnton; M. Kirk / British Overseas NGOs for Development 2011
This report is the product of a six-month study which aimed to explore the potential for frames theory to be used as a practical tool to re-engage the UK public in global poverty. It suggests new ways forward for engaging the public i...
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. Trémolet / 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...
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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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