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- DocumentTaylor and Francis Group, 2011We investigated the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT, namely mobile phones) in support of citizen agency and its potential in calling for authorities’ accountability.DocumentResults for Development Institute, 2015As governments and donors focused on increasing access to education in the wake of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the issue of learning received comparatively little concerted attention.DocumentUN Women, 2015The Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) currently includes 26 women’s networks covering around 100 countries, predominantly in the developing world.Document2015This research, based on a survey of poor urban men and women across nine developing countries, found that while the majority of men and women own a mobile phone, women are still nearly 50% less likely to access the Internet than men in the same communities.Document
The power of perceptions: elites, opinion polling, and the quality of elections in sub-Saharan AfricaUniversity of Sussex, UK, 2013This thesis examines the impact of the recent introduction of public opinion polling on the quality of elections in sub-Saharan Africa to understand why it has contributed to greater transparency and representativeness in some context and not in others.DocumentCentre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2015In many African states, even in those states not afflicted by conflicts from the beginning, in reality, the state never managed to impose a monopoly on security. Moreover, in many cases the African states never developed ‘public’ security systems to protect all citizens without discrimination. The public police remained largely in the service of the elite in power.Document
HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility among Africa’s youth: insights from a multi-country studyPopulation Council, USA, 2015At the individual level, youth lack access to appropriate SRH [sexual and reproductive health] information and confidential, low-cost, and stigma-free SRH services.DocumentInternational HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2015Produced by a network of citizen journalists around the world who report the HIV, health, and human rights stories affecting them and their communities, this collection of stories highlights the current challenges that young people are facing in the context of the HIV epidemic.Document
Annotated bibliography on developmental states, political settlements and citizenship formation: towards increased state capacity and legitimacy?Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2012Policymakers and academics agree that an effective state is the foundation for inclusive development, whilst also recognising the critical role of non-state actors in the delivery of goods and services to poor people.Document
Supporting ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons learned from developing countriesClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2015This working paper summarises the findings from the provision of technical assistance to nine developing countries as they prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).