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    Translating complex realities through technologies: lessons about participatory accountability from South Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Accountability is a complex issue in South Africa. The country has high levels of inequality, and marginalised groups struggle to make themselves heard by those in power. Yet the issue is further complicated by an interacting set of factors, including the legacy of apartheid, gender and religious issues, and the lack of access to those in power.
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    Urban land, planning, and governance systems in Nigeria

    University of the West of England, 2015
    In the face of rapid urbanisation, the issues of inadequate planning, governance, and management in Nigeria is well known, and the combination of customary and colonial practices, outdated policies and plans, and entrenched attitudes make solutions hard to come by.
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    Gender roles and opportunities for women in urban environments

    Applied Knowledge Services, 2016
    Women are becoming the majority in urban areas, and many more people now live in female-headed households, representing a significant shift in gender roles and relations. This GSDRC helpdesk research report examines the literature to tell us about different gender roles and opportunities for women in urban environments, compared to rural.
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    Building safe spaces to support young women’s participation in local governance in Indonesia

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Barriers to young (especially unmarried) women’s participation in public spaces include the prevailing view that doing so violates social norms, young women’s often low level of education, and family expectations. Many young women have internalised their marginalisation and lack the confidence to participate in community forums.
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    ICT-facilitated accountability and engagement in health systems: a review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for accountability projects

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.
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    Zimbabwe’s changing urban landscape

    Department for International Development, UK, 2017
    The definition of which settlements count as ‘urban’ in Zimbabwe is complex, creating uncertainty regarding the extent and nature of urbanisation.
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    Securing Nairobi's poor neighbourhoods policy considerations for enhancing community participation

    Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017
    Kenya has grappled with extensive crime and insecurity, ranging from armed robberies, carjacking and street crime, to politically-motivated, ethnically-organised violence, resource conflicts and terror attacks that affect both rural and urban areas.
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    Mitigating electoral conflict in Kenya’s 2017 General Election

    Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017
    On 8 August 2017 Kenya is expected to conduct a general election in which new representatives at the county and national levels will be elected.
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    Explaining South African xenophobia

    Afrobarometer, 2017
    After widespread violence in 2008 and 2015, South Africa is now clearly one of most hostile destinations in the world for African migrants.
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    Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    This new working paper by Andrew Scott of ODI explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus” of issues. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making.

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