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    Guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability interventions

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2018
    This document presents a set of principles and general guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability processes, paying particular attention to the importance of context-specific Theories of Change (and therefore of context analysis).
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    Making spaces for co-production: collaborative action for settlement upgrading in Harare, Zimbabwe

    SAGE, 2018
    To make co-production work as a strategy for urban development, and to establish a basis for collaborative action, states and organized communities must find a way to manage their unequal power relationship.
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    Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?

    Science Direct, 2018
    While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda, its determinants remain debated in the literature, especially the role of structural conditions related to governance. This paper provides an assessment of two key dimensions: the global adoption of MDGs and state capacity.
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    Vulnerability assessment of Jamaica's transport sector

    United States Agency for International Development, 2018
    Jamaica’s transportation system is already affected by weather extremes. Damage to roads, bridges and supporting infrastructure such as drains and culverts is commonplace, both as a result of extreme events as well as outdated design and inadequate maintenance.
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    No time to rest: women’s lived experiences of balancing paid work and unpaid care work

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This report provides evidence on the lived experiences of women in low-income families, as they strive to balance their paid work and unpaid care work responsibilities. It presents the findings of a mixed-methods research project carried out in India, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania during 2015–17.
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    Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

    Overseas Development Institute, 2017
    In Somalia, the relationship between formal and informal spheres of governance are being renegotiated. In many areas, the formal state has been absent for a long time, or government agents only recently appointed by the Federal Government of Somalia.
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    Data diplomacy: updating diplomacy to the big data era

    DiploFoundation, 2018
    Data is often described as a critical resource of modern society, or even the oil of the new economy. Vast amounts of data are generated every day through the use of electronic devices and the Internet. The private sector has begun to harness big data sources to improve their products and services, streamline procedures, and ultimately increase revenues.
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    Seeing political settlements through the city: A framework for comparative analysis of urban transformation

    Wiley Online Library, 2018
    This article presents a new analytical framework for studying cities in the developing world based on the ‘political settlements’ approach. This has a dual purpose: to enrich comparative urban research by bringing new theoretical ideas to bear on this field, but also to use capital cities as a lens to better understand national political settlements.
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    Appropriating technology for accountability: Messages from Making All Voices Count

    Making All Voices Count, 2018
    Making All Voices Count was a programme designed to solve the ‘grand challenge’ of creating more effective democratic governance and accountability around the world.
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    Community approach and institutional support in urban areas

    Solidarités International, 2017
    In the months that following the 2010 earthquake, the humanitarian community faced limits and challenges, which triggered reflections and discussions on intervention in such densely populated urban areas. A reorientation of the actions of NGOs was necessary so that they fit into an overall urban approach.

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