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Achieving research impact for development: a critique of research dissemination policy in South Africa, with recommendations for policy reformLocal Government and Public Service Reform Initiative, 2007Publishing scholarly output in Africa is hindered by a lack of resources, arising from unwillingness on the part of both government and higher education institutions to fund research publication – or even to regard scholarly publication as something which ought to be funded.DocumentDeveloping Open Access Journals, 2008Open Access (OA) journals are becoming an important means of disseminating research and scholarship. While creating a new OA journal need not be difficult, it takes a wealth of specialized knowledge that most people interested in creating such journals lack. This guide is an abridged version of the original book.DocumentInternational Save the Children Alliance, 2008The Household Economy Approach (HEA) is a livelihoods-based framework for analysing the way people obtain access to the things they need to survive and prosper. It helps determine people’s food and non-food needs and identify appropriate means of assistance, whether short-term emergency assistance or longer term development programmes or policy changes.Document
Turning rhetoric into action: building effective partnerships to combat extreme poverty and exclusionATD Fourth World, 2008In order to tackle the persistent and increasing problem of poverty, it is necessary to concentrate on more than just economic growth or the improvement of social or welfare services. A partnership approach to tackling poverty is also needed. The best informed experts on poverty are those who face it on a daily basis.Document
Network Capacity Analysis – a toolkit for assessing and building capacities for high quality responses to HIV: workshop facilitation guideInternational HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2007Civil society networks play a vital role in supporting and developing key services required to respond to the HIV epidemic. Those networks that represent communities key to the dynamics of HIV transmission are particularly important, specifically in their involvement in decision making and programming around HIV.DocumentGlobal Information on MicroInsurance, 2008Microinsurance is regarded by some as a risk management mechanism that the poor can use to compensate for the lack of appropriate state-sponsored social protection programmes. Alternatively, it is viewed by others as an opportunity to provide financial services to the low-income market at a profit.Document
Old, single and poor: using microsimulation and microdata to analyse poverty and the impact of policy change among older AustraliansNational Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra, 2008In recent months in Australia there has been extended debate about the adequacy of the old age pension to provide an acceptable standard of living. Projected increases in the number of age pension recipients in the future, as well as concerns about the current wellbeing of age pensioners, particularly in light of increasing costs of living, has prompted debate about the current level of payments.DocumentCaribbean Development Bank, 2006Developing training which combines development and empowerment with research can be challenging. According to the author of this manual, this is the situation in the Caribbean, where attempts are being made to do both using Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) techniques.DocumentUNDP Oslo Governance Centre, 2008Over the past few years, a flood of new work has emerged challenging the validity of the traditional measurements of corruption and arguing for new and improved tools for national policy makers, civil society and donors alike. This guide suggests ways of measuring corruption promoting a multiple data sourcing approach and a focus on actionable measurements.Document
Market assessment toolkit for vocational training providers and youth linking vocational training programmes to market opportunities in Northern UgandaWomen's Refugee Commission, 2008Vocational training is at the intersection of economic recovery, education and rehabilitation and reintegration. It is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of youth and broader goals of economic reconstruction in post-conflict areas. This three-part toolkit aims to help youth in Vocational Training (VT) programs to find employment/self-employment based on market demand.