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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...
    2016 Global Food Policy Report: How we feed the world is unsustainable
    The annual IFPRI Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year.  This... More...
  • Climate change
    Regional focus: Africa's response to climate risks
    The Eldis Climate Change Resource guide is showcasing regional content from Africa, Asia and Latin America. This week we focus on Africa.We know that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to... 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...
  • Digital development
    Digital technologies are fundamentally changing how individual citizens, civil society, states and markets relate. At the same time new methods of communication, expression and advocacy and new forms... More...
    Making the ‘evolutionary leap’: using Open Knowledge approaches to improve development outcomes
    This evidence paper from the Open Knowledge Hub project brings together learning about the drivers and motivations for knowledge organisations to engage with Open Knowledge approaches - open access publishing... 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...
    Migration and Marginalisation
    What factors shape a person’s decision to migrate? Who stays behind in a war zone or highly insecure context, and why? The Institute of Development Studies has recently published two resources around... 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...
    Using Photovoice to improve health in the Sundarbans
    Children in the Indian Sundarbans suffer from chronic malnutrition and communicable diseases. Furthermore, access to health facilities in the region is a challenge due to rough terrain and winding tidal... 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...
    Are we heading towards more open government?
    Open government and open data are new areas of research, advocacy and activism that have entered the governance field alongside the more established areas of transparency and accountability. In this issue... 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...
    Road to Rio Summit, Nutrition for Growth
    The Nutrition for Growth Summit will take place on August 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the day before the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics. Titus Mung’ou, Clementina Ngina and Manaan Mumma, from... 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...
    Chinese engagement in African agriculture A new Open Access Special Issue of World Development based on work on the changing role of China and Brazil in Africa’s agriculture is now available. The... 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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