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How do the urban poor obtain information and develop knowledge?
T. Schilderman / Practical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group] 2002
Poor men and women living in urban informal settlements do need knowledge and information to cope with risks and improve their livelihoods, but they sometimes find it hard to access. How do the urban poor obtain information and develo...
Manual on advocacy techniques
S. Sprechmann; E. Pelton / CARE International 2001
This manual is a training guide designed to familiarise program managers with key advocacy concepts and techniques. The paper looks at the ways to contextualise policies, or the lack of them, in order to develop the most approp...
Practical guide aimed at southern NGOs working in reproductive health
J. van Kampen / EU/UNFPA Initiative for Reproductive Health in Asia 2002
This is a basic guide outlining reasons and methods for Southern NGOs to engage with the media. The author begins by discussing a number of reasons for organisations to actively engage with the media and benefits that can accrue from ...
Natural resources research: impact assessment and poverty
S. Henderson / Natural Resources Institute, UK 2001
This briefing paper assumes the potential value of NR research in achieving poverty reduction objectives but outlines the challenges faced when attempting to ensure and demonstrate the realization of this potential. These chall...
How to manage a successful knowledge network
H. Creech; T. Willard / International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg 2001
Guide written for practitioners who are working with different models of individual and institutional knowledge collaboration. It aims to capture the details of network operations and management: what it really takes to help knowledge...
Policies to improve pastoralist women's access to health services must look beyond issues of mobility
K. Hampshire / Institute of Development Studies UK 2002
Health resources among pastoralist groups are strongly gendered and while certain health resources fall within the female domain (e.g. home-based treatment, caring and supportive roles, and knowledge surrounding particular reproductiv...
Failure to use social science research for malaria control
H.A Williams / Bulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health 2002
Argues that this, social science ’s potential contributions to the field of malaria have not been fully realized, because many malaria control personnel, physicians and epidemiologists do not fully appreciate that ...
Informing policy formation in the transition economies of Eastern Europe: the experience of the Soros Network
A Krizsán; V Zentai / Global Development Network 2001
This paper explores the process of policy making in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe by examining the role of the Soros Network in relation to the protection of Roma rights The paper argues that in the tra...
Knowledge-based aid: a radical evaluation
R. Torres / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 2001
This paper approaches “knowledge-based aid” in vogue today within the international aid community from the following specific perspectives: a view “from the South” a critical perspective, ...
Getting the media to support sustainable develeopment
SustainAbility 2002
Reviews the track record of the media in covering development and corporate social responsibility stories. Also suggests how non-media businesses can better engage the media. Only the sumary of the report is available online ...
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Measuring the benefits of social science research
V.H. Smith / International Food Policy Research Institute 1998
Addresses two questions. The first is “What are the benefits of social science research?”; the second is “How should they be measured?” The response to the first is that, as with research in the physical sciences, ...
Proposal for measuring the benefits of policy-oriented social science research
Donghyun Park / International Food Policy Research Institute 1998
Addresses the problem of how to measure the benefits of policy-oriented social science research. It argues that social science research promotes economic efficiency in three different ways—it fosters efficiency in the public sect...
Some useful methods of measuring the benefits of social science research
H.E. Kilpatrick / International Food Policy Research Institute 1998
What are the “returns” to policy-oriented research in the social sciences? One presumes that the positive net benefits to society, or at least a certain segment of society, would be treated as returns, but how does one deter...
The value of economic research
D. Zilberman; A. Heiman / International Food Policy Research Institute 1999
Discussion of method and models for evaluating impacts of economic research Economic research generates a wide array of benefits. These include information, technological change, and improved policy. There are few quantitative ...
Assessing the Impact of Rice Policy Changes in Viet Nam and the Contribution of Policy Research
A.G. Ryan / International Food Policy Research Institute 1999
Analysis of the economic impact of IFPRI research on the rice policy and marketing in Vietnam between 1995-1997. The research is described, and the conclusions and recommendations that emerged are discussed in the context of th...
Returns to Policy-Related Social Science Research in Agriculture
B.L. Gardner / International Food Policy Research Institute 1999
Policy research is valuable as a source of information for decisionmakers. The value of research is the expected social gain from policy decisions influenced by the information generated. The gain from a decision depends on choosing t...
Communications and development: a practical guide
A. Burke / Department for International Development, UK 1999
Practical guide to use of communications media in development programmes (written with DFID programmes in mind). Issues covered are Why communication is important Guide to implement development communication p...
Systematic Client Consultation in Development: The Case of Food Policy Research in Ghana, India, Kenya, and Mali
S.C. Babu; L.R. Brown; B. McClafferty / International Food Policy Research Institute 1998
Successful food policy implementation is preceded by a defined policymaking process drawing from a sound information base. Yet too often the knowledge generated through food policy research does not become part of the local body of in...
The policy failure of the African Soil Fertility Intitiative
J. Keeley; I. Scoones / Institute of Development Studies UK 2000
The creation and selling of ideas of global environmental crisis has been a core characteristic of the post-Rio decade. Global science and global policymaking processes are central to these crises. However, framings of global environm...
Participatory environmental policy processes: experiences from North and South
T. Holmes; I. Scoones / Institute of Development Studies UK 2000
There is a growing recognition across the world that citizens should play a role in informing and shaping environmental policy. But how should this be done? This paper explores one route, where opportunities ‘from above...
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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, 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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