Measuring climate finance effectiveness

In the case of climate change, national policies and structures tend to follow international interests and funding available, mainly provided by UNFCCC structures. Given the scarcity of financial resources we need to use what we have in the best way.

Launch of new gender and social movements resource

Across the world there are active social movements demanding an end to gendered injustice in all domains of our social, economic, political and cultural lives. But activists still encounter strong resistance to changing gendered politics and practices within movements and allied organisations.

Evidence on Demand

Eldis have been working with the Evidence on Demand information hub to make a new range of high quality research synthesis available through our Resource Guides and Country Profiles.

Evidence on Demand logoEvidence on Demand is a DFID-supported information hub designed to give development professionals access to world class information and services that will help them to make evidence-based decisions.

Making All Voices Count - Call for Proposals

Making All Voices Count, a programme aimed at making governments more responsive, has announced its First Call for Proposals.

Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation and research to enable and enhance citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

The First Call for Proposals is open from 24 September until 8 November and organisations, businesses, individuals, research institutes and governments are invited to apply.

New Lancet series nourishes G8 discussion

There has been a lot of attention to and activity around the issue of nutrition in recent months in the lead-up to the G8 meeting, which took place in Northern Ireland on June 17th and 18th. Campaigns and events - including the IF campaign and the Nutrition for Growth Summit - aimed to increase financial and political commitments to, and action on, hunger and nutrition.

A number of key resources have been produced to contribute to the discussion, debate and evidence base, and we highlight them below.

Poorest countries lead the fight against hunger and undernutrition

According to new research published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), low income countries like Malawi and Madagascar and lower middle income Guatemala, are leading the charge against hunger and undernutrition, whilst economic powerhouses such as India and Nigeria are failing some of their most vulnerable citizens.

Policy brief on the policing the 2013 Kenyan elections

This policy brief from the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies gives recommendations that aim to enhance a democratic approach to policing the elections in Kenya, and to prevent the violent conflict so present in previous elections.

Follow the Eldis Climate Change Resource guide on social media

The Eldis Resource Guide on Climate Change, produced with support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN),  focuses on adaptation, mitigation and development.

The guide has recently ventured into the world of social media. We will be posting highlights of our recent document additions, as well as interesting commentary and events information.

Islam, sexual diversity and access to health services

While Islam allows for difference of opinion, and the religious leaders disagree on many social issues, most orthodox Muslim scholars are vehemently opposed to homosexuality. However there are many progressive Muslim scholars with varied positive opinions about gender and sexual orientation. This discussion paper, from Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), urges human rights organisations and policy makers to create a database of progressive religious leaders and lobby for their support.