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  • Eldis Resource Guides
    Welcome to the Eldis website. Our aim is to share the best in development policy, practice and research.

    Browse the latest editorially selected content from over 7,500 development organisations - all available free to download. Share your work with over 80,000 development practitioners. Find out more..
  • Agriculture and food
    The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. It aims to inform... More...
    Connecting development actors in Ethiopia: linking climate change, nutrition and gender
    Over the past few months, ordinary people from around the globe have taken to the streets to show their concern at the lack of political will to deal with climate change. The world will be watching how... More...
  • Climate change
    With support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) this Guide focuses on adaptation, mitigation & development. It particularly looks at the relationship between climate... More...
    Our common future under climate change
    As the scientific community gears up for the 'Our Common Future Under Climate Change' conference in Paris (7-10 July 2015) we present a series of articles reflecting on some of the key issues concerning... More...
  • Conflict and security
    The Guide examines the drivers and dynamics of inter and intra-state conflicts such as ethnicity and competition for natural resources. It also highlights current approaches and responses to conflict... More...
    Improving lives and reducing violence through provision of services
    How can the provision of services and economic opportunities reduce violence and improve lives? A high-level roundtable organised by the IDS Addressing and Mitigating Violence (AMV) research team explored... More...
  • Evidence for policy and practice
    This Guide provides access to a set of quality assured research synthesis documents specifically intended to assist evidence-informed decision-making in development policy and practice. They are selected... More...
    Stepping out of Agriculture
    As economies grow it is expected that many households will ‘step out’ of farming as household members take up work in the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) or migrate to towns and cities. This Topic Guide... More...
  • Gender
    The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. It aims to inform dialogue, learning and... More...
    Financing for Gender Equality
    With the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) taking place in Ethiopia from 13-16 July, what is the relevance and importance of gender equality to global development finance... More...
  • Global health
    This guide aims to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on global health in developing countries. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and... More...
    The 68th World Health Assembly
    The 68th World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva from May 18th - 26th, 2015. This news feature provides an overview of issues discussed at the Assembly, information on how to keep up to date with... More...
  • Governance
    Our Resource Guide on Governance issues concentrates on research relating to democratic governance, fragile states, institutional development, justice, good governance, public sector & service delivery... More...
    2015: A year of opportunities and threats for women’s rights in Nigeria
    The Women for Women International’s parliamentary briefing on women’s rights in Nigeria, which was held at the UK House of Lords in London, on February 25, opened with a discussion on the... More...
  • ICTs for development
    This guide highlights the latest global research, policy and practice in the field of ICT4D – particularly work which originates from the developing world. Its primary target audience is researchers,... More...
    Improving agriculture and nutrition with open data
    How can we improve agriculture, food and nutrition with open data? In this discussion paper, the Open Data Institute highlight examples of how open data is being used in different agriculture and nutrition... More...
  • Nutrition
    Our Nutrition Resource Guide provides access to relevant, diverse and credible research and resources on nutrition. It focuses on the causes and consequences of malnutrition; nutrition specific interventions;... More...
    Nutrition and agriculture in Africa: what role for research?
    Although Africa has the potential to produce all the food the continent needs it faces a heavy burden of food insecurity, undernutrition and an increasing problem of obesity. Dr. Namukolo Covic, IFPRI... More...
  • Rising powers in international development
    Rising Powers such as Brazil, India, China, and South Africa, once predominantly regarded as aid recipient countries, are now becoming more active as donors in their own right, raising important issues... More...
    Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development
    This week we see the launch of the new Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development, Building on the work of the IDS, (UK) Rising Powers in International Development programme, CRPD will conduct and... More...
    Rising Powers in International Development: an annotated bibliography
    For a detailed overview of issues around rising powers, take a look at this bibliography which builds on the work of the ‘BRICS Initiative’, a horizon-scanning project supported by the UK's... More...

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