Our colleagues at Evidence on Demand have launched a new Topic Guide on Land. Written by ODI's Anna Locke and Giles Henley, the guide provides a summary of the latest thinking around contemporary global land issues in developing countries. It also gives guidance on and evidence for how this thinking can be used in practice; provides signposting to reliable sources that can inform development professionals on issues not covered in the Topic Guide; and highlights where there are gaps in knowledge and evidence.
We've put together a new collection of resources on the recent session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) convened under the title: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.
Participants from all corners of the world gathered recently in a wet and windy Brighton, UK to kick-start a new partnership. The organisations represented are joining forces to create a new open platform to increase availability and access to development information – particularly from developing countries. Alan Stanley, who manages the Eldis programme, reports...
DR Congo warlord, Bosco Ntaganda has recently been charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Charges include ordering fighters to rape women and recruit child soldiers. For the first time the issue of sexual violence in conflict situations will be of primary importance at a high-profile trial.
At the same time the Human Rights Council's (March 3 - 28) is preparing for a high-level dialogue on sexual violence in the DRC.
In the past few years the global malnutrition crisis has been gaining attention. High profile events such as the Nutrition for Growth summit in London and the formation of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement have reflected an upsurge in interest, commitment and efforts to reduce malnutrition. This momentum, however, has yet to be fully matched by a collective capacity to track progress and political commitment on this issue; meaning there remains a gap in accountability.
As part of the process of restructuring the health-related coverage on Eldis we have been asking for your input to help us get a better understanding of who you are, what your areas of interest are (within health, health systems, HIV and Aids and development) and how you would like to access information on health and development.
We thought you might like to know a bit about the results to date so we've put together the following infographic to give you a quick flavour of the responses we've received.
See the new guide here.
Please take a few minutes to fill in our survey by clicking this link, or by clicking the "next" button in the survey image below.
Your responses will help us to gain a better understanding of who you are, what your areas of interest are (within health, health systems, HIV and Aids and development) and how you would like to access information on health and development.
At the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) last week, debate looked at how can we work towards protecting our basic resources for ourselves and future generations, while also reducing global poverty.
We've just released a new animated introduction to the Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide. The 3 minute video introduces the key features of the guide and explains how to get the best from the services we offer.
The video was produced with the support of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).
Below is our Storify of the "best bits" of the health highlights from the World Economic Forum:
Like most other online knowledge platforms Eldis relies heavily on Google as a source of traffic to our website (61% last year). And to do this we rely on getting our links into the listings on search engine results pages that appear because of their relevance to users search terms (referred to as natural or organic search).
Our climate change editorial team were following developments during World Water Week 2013 with a particular focus on water, climate change & development issues.
They put together a Storify collection of social media commentary and selected background reading from Eldis and other sources...
Eldis Climate Change Editor Fatema Rajabali recently participated in an IDS/REEEP side event at the Warsaw climate conference (COP 19) titled Transforming information into knowledge and climate action. Fatema and the rest of the panel discussed how knowledge brokers like Eldis are working to address information challenges facing climate and development professionals - with a focus on four key challenges: