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China's state control of books and accesss to knowledge and information
D. Zhenglai / Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS 2000
An important institutional arrangement for social governance, which the state in China has relied on since 1949, has been the monopoly of knowledge production and diffusion. This article attempts to summarize some theoretical views. T...
Experience of NGO campaiging for clean air in India
S. Pandita / Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS 2000
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a non-profit voluntary organisation, based in Delhi and working on issues related to environment. CSE has been actively been involved in issues related to environment and has taken a lea...
More than 50 participants gathered at IDS on 15th and 16th September for our 20th Anniversary workshop. "From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development. " The event was a celebration of our 20 years as an online knowledge sharing platform but also a space for us to bring together colleagues to reflect on the key lessons from that 20 years and to examine the challenges and opportunities for our sector moving forward. The participants were made up of a broad mix of knowledge brokers, communications professionals, librarians and researchers with a great line-up of speakers including: Allam Ahmed - Senior Lecturer, Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) Chris Addison - Senior Programme Coordinator, Knowledge Management, CTA (Virtual presentation!) Geoff Barnard - Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor, CDKN Melissa Leach - Director, IDS Mike Powell – IKM Emergent Neil Pakenham?Walsh - DGroups Foundation Nick Ishmael Perkins - Director, SciDev.Net Rachel Phillipson – Mott MacDonald, lead author of DFID Portal Evaluation Rob Cartridge - Head of Global Knowledge, Practical Action Ruth Bottomley - Senior Programme Manager for Research Development & Support, INASP Sarah Cummings - Independent Consultant  Williams Nwagwu - CODESRIA  We'll be making all the presentations and other resources from the event available here in due course so watch this space!
M. Mozammel; B. Zatlokal / World Bank Publications 2002
This document argues that strategic use of communication tools within the PRSP process can help ensure a process of inclusion through sharing knowledge and ideas and enhancing the potential for debate and feedback . Through the use of...
Briefing paper calling for a greater focus on communications in ICTs for health
A. Chetley / Exchange 2001
This short paper provides a review of opinions on uses of information and communications technologies for health communication. The paper argues that the 'communication' element of ICTs is often forgotten as practitioners and p...
DFID on research for poverty reduction
M. Surr; A. Barnett; A. Duncan; M. Speight; D. Bradley; A. Rew; J. Toye / Department for International Development, UK 2003
This report acknowledges the high quality of much current practice and proposes to build on the best of what is currently done. The report also identifies certain key weaknesses, with the critical issue being how to improve researcher...
Defining and managing overheads is essential for maturing think tanks
J. Telgarsky / Urban Institute, USA 2002
This chapter outlines the concepts behind "indirect costs,"i.e., the costs of running a think tank that are difficult (or costly) to allocate on a direct-charge basis to individual projects.The paper argues that as a think tank mature...
How objective is policy analysis produced or commissioned by the World Bank?
A. Wilks; F. Lefrançois / Bretton Woods Project 2002
This paper argues for a more inclusive approach toward World Bank research and policy analysis, emphasising that NGOs, parliamentarians and other interested parties should focus more attention on the analytical work conducted or commi...
Will reforming and privatizing agricultural extension services meet the needs of the poor?
J. Farrington; I. Christoplos; Andrew Kidd; M. Beckman / Overseas Development Institute 2002
This paper reviews pro-poor agricultural extension policies, building on an earlier inception report of the same study. Based on a livelihoods approach, the authors argue that policies towards agriculture, rural development and extens...
An overview of development in communications from 1999-2001
Panos AIDS Programme 2001
The report is divided into two sections, the first of which deals specifically with communications and HIV/AIDS. The report explores recent work in social communications, looking at social marketing and behaviour change communi...
Participatory communication case studies
G.A. Dragon / Rockefeller Foundation 2001
This paper looks at experiences of participatory communication for social change in the context of community or village development. These participatory communication initiatives, drawn from Latin America, Africa and Asia, are include...
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Can the Internet change the national distribution of power and income?
P. Norris / John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2001
Will the Internet transform conventional forms of democratic activism, or only serve to reinforce the existing gap between the technologically rich and poor? Will it level the playing field for developing societies, or instead strengt...
The effect of institutional quality on R&D expenditures in developing countries
G. R. C. Clarke / World Bank 2001
This paper assesses the effect of institutional quality on R&D expenditures in developing countries. The paper finds that the risk of expropriation and the rule of law are correlated with R&D expenditures. Since both instituti...
Issues that should be considered in an evaluation concerned with ownership
S. Molund / Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency 2000
This paper takes a closer look at the concept of ownership as it has been defined by Sida and others and reviews some established beliefs about the causes and effects of weak partner country ownership. It concludes with a presentation...
Economically justifiable research depends on scientists' abilities to keep pace with, and take advantage of, biotechnology developments
C. Falconi / International Service for National Agricultural Research 1999
This paper undertakes an ex ante assessment of the potential impacts of molecular genetics research on trypanotolerance. The next section describes current research thrusts and their potential for generating usable outputs. The modell...
Efforts being made to improve the use of information in agricultural policy-making in Africa
D. Heydon / Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 2000
This study reviews the current policies, strategies, activities and priorities of international organisations from the perspective of the organisations themselves. The procedures applied by these organisations to arrive at policy reco...
Weak IPRs are maintained in some countries because of the inconsistency problem intrinsic in IPR protection
S. Scandizzo / International Monetary Fund 2001
Uses a model of repeated patent races to examine the incentives for intellectual property protection, and the effects of such protection both locally and on a country's trading partners. A partial equilibrium analysis is conducted in ...
Reaching the poor? Developing a Poverty Screen for Agricultural Research Proposals
J. Farrington; A. Cox; J. Gilling / Overseas Development Institute 1998
The UK has long played a leading role in natural resources research - but can it meet the poverty eradication objective of the 1997 White Paper on international development? Drawing on the capital assets framework, this paper examines...
The policy process: an overview
R. Sutton / Overseas Development Institute 1999
Review identifies key concepts for the description of the policy making process, and identifies a 21 point check-list of the events most likely to make policy-decisions happen. The key argument of the paper is that a ‘line...
Information and Power: Implications for Process Monitoring: A Review of the Literature
P. Baumann / Overseas Development Institute 1999
Process documentation and monitoring (PDR) raises a number of controversial issues relating to how the interaction between power, information generation and knowledge is manifested. PDR relies for its success on a willingness to put s...
IFPRI and the abolition of the wheat flour ration shops in Pakistan: a case-study on policymaking and the use and impact of research
y Islam; J.L. Garrett / International Food Policy Research Institute 1998
Assesses the impact of research on the decision to abolish a long-term corrupt system of wheat rationing in Pakistan. Lessons learned include: "Useful " research exhibits certain key characteristics: research dea...
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The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
The World trade institute (WTI)
The World Trade Institute (WTI) is an academic institution dedicated to studying and teaching on the subject of international trade regulation and investment. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.
International Organisations Research Journal (IORJ)
International Organisations Research Journal (IORJ) is published by the National Research University Higher School of Economics since January 2006. It is published quarterly since 2009. Generally, each issue is dedicated to one theme. Starting from December 2015 IORJ is included into two international databases on the platform of Web of Science - Russian Science Citatio...
European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)
The European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), is made up of four like-minded leading European international cooperation think tanks: German Development Institute (DIE), European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The work of the group is sha...
C-Change
C-Change, communication for change, implemented by FHI 360, is a USAID-funded project to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) across development sectors.   C-Change works in the developing world to: Scale up bast practices in SBCC Strengthen capacity in SBCC Generate and disseminat...
IPE Global Centre for Knowledge & Development (IPE CKD)
IPE Global Centre for Knowledge & Development (IPE CKD), is a dedicated entity promoted by IPE Global Limited for development research, dialogue, learning and innovation. Its purpose is to seek, develop and share innovative solutions to address the global challenges of development.
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organisation, AIR’s conducts and applies behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.
Development Research Center of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (DRC)
The Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) is a policy research and consulting institution directly under the State Council, the central government of the People's Republic of China. Its major function is to conduct advanced research on the overall, comprehensive, strategic and long-term issues in the economic and social development, as well as relevant key and hot problems rela...
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz is responsible for a range of activities which include research development; highly-regarded hospital and ambulatory care services; production of vaccines, drugs, reagents, and diagnostic kits; education and training of human resources; information and communication in the area of health, science and technology; quality control of products and services, and the implementat...
Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento / Brazilian Centre of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)
Cebrap is a globalized research center, with long-term international partnerships with research institutes, universities, funding agencies, and civil associations, mainly in the United States and Europe, but also from India, Africa, China, and Latin America. Currently, Cebrap conducts ongoing research on citizenship, elections, political institutions, participation, governance, social mov...
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