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Communicating research to policymakers: researchers' experiences
M. Lee; K. Belohlav / POPPOV / Population and Poverty Research Network 2014
Policymakers and advocates agree that using evidence to inform decisions is essential for good policymaking and program design, given that limited resources require decisionmakers to allocate budgets effectively. Recognising these iss...
POPPOV / Population and Poverty Research Network
The PopPov network is a group of academic researchers, funders, and other stakeholders from around the globe that is interested in how population dynamics (population growth, decline, aging, etc.,) impact economic outcomes. The network is most interested in how population policies can be used for poverty reduction at the household level and economic growth at the country/state level. Th...
From natural resource dependence to diversified economies: an agenda for future research
R. Harvey / South African Institute of International Affairs 2014
This policy note aims to outline potential future directions for research on natural resource governance in Africa, with specific focus on the extraction of minerals and hydrocarbons. The document highlights that the correlatio...
Researching the politics of service provision: a new conceptual and methodological approach
K. Pruce / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2014
Although politics is seen as critical in shaping the quality of service provision in developing countries, this recognition has yet to be integrated within a conceptual frameworks that shape research. The current paper indicates that ...
Researching the political economy determinants of economic growth: a new conceptual and methodological approach
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2014
The large existing literature on the determinants of economic growth has traditionally focused on understanding its proximate determinants, with an increasing interest in the role of institutions. A very recent literature now recognis...
Making political analysis useful: adjusting and scaling
P. Yanguas / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2015
It is hard to make political analysis useful for practitioners. This paper demonstrates that political research tends to inject greater uncertainty into what would seem rather straightforward technical problems, but the answer is not ...
Thinking about the politics of inclusive development: towards a relational approach
S. Hickey / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2013
This paper indicates that a range of conceptual approaches have recently emerged within international development literature that seek to capture the specific ways in which politics shapes development. The paper critically assesses wh...
Annotated bibliography on developmental states, political settlements and citizenship formation: towards increased state capacity and legitimacy?
L. Routley / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2012
Policymakers and academics agree that an effective state is the foundation for inclusive development, whilst also recognising the critical role of non-state actors in the delivery of goods and services to poor people. This compilation...
The politics of what works in service delivery: an evidence-based review
C. Mcloughlin; R. Batley / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2012
This paper examines the evidence on the forms of politics likely to promote inclusive social provisioning and enable, as opposed to constrain, improvements in service outcomes. The paper focuses particularly on eight relatively succes...
Measurement and evolution of state capacity: exploring a lesser known aspect of governance
A. Savoia; K. Sen / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2012
State capacity can be defined as the institutional capability of the state to carry out various policies that deliver benefits and services to households and firms. This paper offers an overview of the strengths and limitations in cur...
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What does Brunei teach us about using Human Development Index rankings as a policy tool?
B. Michael (ed) / Social Science Research Network 2014
The Bruneian Government has set an ambitious target to achieve a top 10 ranking on the UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) by 2035. To achieve its objective (described in a national strategy document called the Wawasan 2035), B...
Firm level data in the ERF region: research questions, data requirements and possibilities
I. Atiyas / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
This paper presents an overview of research that is done on the basis of firm-level data, to provide some thoughts on what sort of research questions would be fruitful for the ERF region (Arab countries, Iran and Turkey) to address. ...
Pathways of women's empowerment: building constituencies
Pathways of Women's Empowerment / Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC 2015
This thematic portal examines how women engage with policy change, and the building of alliances and coalitions, to bring about accountability. It also contains information on how to create demand for, and dismantle obstacles to, wome...
Employment efficiency and production risk in the Tunisian manufacturing industries
A. Heshmati; I. Haouas / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
Tunisia is an importer of capital equipment, and given complementarities between capital and labour, employment is expected to rise. The purpose of this paper is to estimate a Tunisian labour demand function, incorporating the varianc...
An approach of combining empirical mode decomposition and neural network learning for currency crisis forecasting
M. Djennas; M. Benbouziane; M. Djennas / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
The sudden currencies’ depreciation experienced by the European Monetary System, Latin America or Asia has prompted many studies seeking to model situations of vulnerability and exchange rate depreciation. This paper presents a ...
How to insitutionalize evaluation?
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2009
Policy-makers are experimenting with billions of people’s lives on a daily basis without informed consent, and without rigorous evidence that what they do works, does not harm, and could not be achieved more efficiently through ...
Health policy and legislation
A Gray; Y Vawda / Health Systems Trust, South Africa 2013
In 2013, Parliament passed only one Act tabled by the Minister of Health, the National Health Amendment Act (12 of 2013). However, this Act was fundamental to the creation of an independent Office of Health Standards Compliance, a key...
An applied endogenous growth model with human and knowledge capital accumulation for the Turkish economy
E. Voyvoda; E. Yeldan / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2012
The main objective of this paper is to investigate and assess the interactions between knowledge driven growth, acquisition of human capital, and the role of strategic public policy for the Turkish economy. The paper presents a model ...
Monitoring and evaluation of policy influence and advocacy
J. Tsui; S. Hearn; J. Young / Overseas Development Institute 2014
This report tackles the thorny area of monitoring and evaluating policy influence and advocacy projects. It reviews key debates in the area, including the tension between establishing contribution and attribution and different&nb...
The R&D scenario in Indian pharmaceutical industry
R.K Joseph / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2011
A set of policy reforms have been introduced in the Indian pharmaceutical sector since mid-1990s, aimed at incentivizing the private sector research and development (R&D). Patent reforms was the most significant policy reform. An ...
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Global Water Forum
The Global Water Forum was established in 2010 as an initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance in order to present knowledge and insight from leading water researchers and practitioners. The contributions provide evidence-based, accessible and freely available articles looking at local, regional and global water challenges. Specifically, the g...
New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent academic research and educational institution with students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. NECSI has been instrumental in the development of complex systems science and its applications. We study how interactions within a system lead to its behavioral patterns, and how the system interacts with its environment. NECS...
Climate Research (CR)
Climate Research (CR) was founded by Professor Otto Kinne. It is edited by worldwide acknowledged experts and published by Inter-Research. Climate is a major focus area for CR. The investigation of climate dynamics and of the interaction of climate with ecosystems and the assessment and control of human impacts are among the greatest challenges facing present and future generations. CR...
Royal Society Publishing
Royal Society Publishing publishes the following journals. Open Biology is an online, fully open access journal which publishes articles covering biology at the molecular and cellular level. Biology Letters publishes short, innovative, cutting edge research articles and opinion pieces, accessible to scientists from across the biological sciences. Journa...
Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut
Institute of Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit (IVM)
The Institute for Environmental Studies was founded in 1971 and it has since built up considerable experience in dealing with the complexities of environmental problems. The multidisciplinary research institute is organised in four departments: Chemistry and Biology, Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy and Governance and Spatial Analysis and Decision Support. Researchers also participate...
Centre for Development Finance (CDF)
The Centre for Development Finance (CDF) combines in-depth contextual knowledge, operational expertise and academically grounded insights to achieve two main goals:...
Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD)
The Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD) promotes people-centred sustainable development by innovation, application and advancement of appropriate scientific, technical and local knowledge through research, developing models, demonstration and implementation. The research institute was formed in 2006 to implement participatory action research, development policy research and ad...
World Resources Report (WRR)
The World Resources Report (WRR) provides policymakers around the world government, civil society, and business with analysis and insight about major environmental and development issues. It is the product of a 20-year partnership among the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Resources Institute.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg New Energy Finance provides subscription-based services including industry-leading research, up-to-the-minute verified news and data on clean energy and the carbon markets. The aim is to assist clients in making smart decisions. Bloomberg New Energy Finance was founded by Michael Liebreich in 2004 and it now employs some 180 analysts and sector specialists with offices in Europe, North a...
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