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    SmartLessons / SmartBooks

    SmartLessons are brief, 4-page case studies written by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank staff practitioners about lessons learned in the course of operational projects impleme
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    Communicating research to policymakers: researchers' experiences

    POPPOV / Population and Poverty Research Network, 2014
    Policymakers and advocates agree that using evidence to inform decisions is essential for good policymaking and program design, given that limited resources require decisionmakers to allocate budgets effectively. Recognising these issues, funders have invested resources in communicating research findings to inform and empower decisionmakers.
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    Annotated bibliography on developmental states, political settlements and citizenship formation: towards increased state capacity and legitimacy?

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2012
    Policymakers 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.
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    The politics of what works in service delivery: an evidence-based review

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2012
    This paper examines the evidence on the forms of politics likely to promote inclusive social provisioning and enable, as opposed to constrain, improvements in service outcomes. The paper focuses particularly on eight relatively successful cases of delivery in a range of country contexts and sectors where independent evaluations demonstrate improved outcomes.
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    Pathways of women's empowerment: building constituencies

    Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, 2015
    This thematic portal examines how women engage with policy change, and the building of alliances and coalitions, to bring about accountability. It also contains information on how to create demand for, and dismantle obstacles to, women’s empowerment; and how to institutionalise and legitimise women’s empowerment in the policies, actions and populations of these institutions.
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    Monitoring and evaluation of policy influence and advocacy

    Overseas Development Institute, 2014
    This report tackles the thorny area of monitoring and evaluating policy influence and advocacy projects. It reviews key debates in the area, including the tension between establishing contribution and attribution and different ways of understanding causes.
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    Land tenure: issues in housing reconstruction and income poverty case study of earthquake-affected areas in Hazara

    Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2010
    There are many commendable successes with respect to relief, recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation to assist the earthquake affected districts of North West Frontier Province3 and Azad Kashmir. The same, however, cannot be said unambiguously about housing reconstruction. Partly, the obstacles are rooted in Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) rigid procedures.
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    What is the evidence on the impact of research on international development? A DFID literature review

    Department for International Development, UK, 2014
    Governments of low-income countries and international development donors are increasing their funding for research at least in part on the assumption that research has positive impacts on socioeconomic development. Four pathways are commonly cited to describe how  research will contribute to development:
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    MRV across multi-level governance: national, provincial & municipal institutions in South Africa

    Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2012
    This case study focuses on how sub-national level government in South Africa are engaging with monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of climate projects. Interviews and stakeholder consultations have provided insight into some of the existing reporting practices and highlighted some of the learnings and experiences from local and provincial government.
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    Low carbon growth country studies – getting started: experience from six countries

    Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme [World Bank / UNDP], 2009
    This document is a review of the low carbon growth studies conducted in six emerging economies: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa. These countries, with the help of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP), have initiated country specific studies to assess development goals in conjunction with greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities.

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