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14th January 2014
Over the last decade both trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging economies to Africa has increased substantially.  These new economic relationships present many opportunities for African countries, but can also be seen to challenge existing relationships with traditional OECD partners.
14th January 2014
It’s been a busy year here at Eldis Towers. Aside from responding to the usual steady stream of enquiries about caravan parts we’ve found the time to achieve quite a bit.
14th January 2014
December 10th is Human Rights Day, and this year marks 20 years since the establishment of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (UN OHCHR).
19th December 2013
Eldis has been following the World Health Summit 2013 which took place in Berlin, Germany from October 20th - 22nd. We created the following Storify, focusing specifically on the Global Health track of the Summit, bringing together different interesting and relevant information and news on Global Health from the Summit and beyond. 
19th December 2013
November 19th, 2013 is International Men's Day, with a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. To commemorate this day, we thought this collection of documents below, selected by APCOM, focusing on male sexual health is particularly pertinent.
19th December 2013
Eldis has partnered with SPARC (the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability programme) to offer the latest resources on good governance in Nigeria.
19th December 2013
Eldis tracked discussions around COP19, with a focus on looking beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
19th December 2013
In post-conflict Nepal armed violence is generally low-tech using crude or makeshift weapons such as bicycle chains or sticks, bladed weapons, improvised explosive devices and homemade firearms.
19th December 2013
Our colleagues at HEART and MQSUN have launched a new joint Topic Guide on Nutrition aimed at providing policymakers and practitioners with the latest and most relevant evidence in the sector.
19th November 2013
In 2012, a review of literature on the prevalence and determinants of child and maternal undernutrition in northern Nigeria, and direct and indirect interventions to tackle undernutrition, globally and in Nigeria was undertaken.  The aims of the evidence review were to:
7th November 2013
We're very pleased to announce the launch of a new Eldis Resource Guide focused on Nutrition.
7th November 2013
The terms evidence-based and evidence-informed policy have become commonplace in development vernacular and many development actors, including Eldis, work to promote the use of research evidence in the design and delivery of development policies and practice.
7th November 2013
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.
7th November 2013
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.
21st October 2013
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.
21st October 2013
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.
16th October 2013
The Eldis call for global partners to join us in our Open Knowledge Hub project is drawing to a close. Expressions of interest must be submitted by no later than Friday 11th October.
20th September 2013
The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) has instituted a new regional, Africa-centred structure to better support its research and policy engagement activities.
20th September 2013
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.
20th September 2013
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.

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