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    The delta of impact: Mapping a meta-impact pathway to uncover six stepping stones of research impact

    L. Clark, S. Goodier / Impact Initiative, 2019
    This working paper explores how barriers to impact can be overcome using a unique methodology, devised to be collaborative and conducive, for understanding the many overlapping outcomes that add up to research impact from across a diverse programme of evidence.
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    No time to waste: Tackling the plastic pollution crisis before it’s too late

    M. Williams, R. Gower, J. Green, E. Whitebread, P. Schroder / Tearfund, 2019
    This report describes the environmental destruction, sickness, mortality, and damage to livelihoods that the plastic pollution crisis is causing. The report outlines the problem – namely the huge recent increase in the production and distribution of single-use plastics, and its expansion across the globe to countries lacking the capacity to collect, manage a
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    Myanmar's Buddhist Burmese nationalism: Implications for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

    N. Salsabeel / Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, 2019
    Ethno-religious tensions and sectarian violence has been a key characteristic in Myanmar ever since its independence. One of the gravest conflicts in the country is, no doubt, the inhumanity directed towards those titled the “most persecuted minority”, i.e. the Muslim Rohingya minority by the dominant Buddhist Rakhines.
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    General comments on the social and environmental impact assessment of QMM’s proposed titanium project in Madagascar

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 2001
    In response to the social and environmental impact assessment (SEIA) conducted by QIT-Fer Madagascar Minerals (QMM), this article assesses whether it is possible for the mining company to live up to its claims of being able to provide environmentally sustainable and socially responsible mining in Madagascar.The article finds that overall the SEIA:
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    Linking participation with economic advancement: PEKKA case study

    E-j. Quak / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Grass-roots member-owned cooperatives for female heads of households in rural Indonesia (PEKKA) empower the women members through three economic activities: community-based microfinance through savings and borrowing; a closed trading and marketing system, branded as PEKKA Mart; and economic lobbying and advocacy.
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    Deepening impact through a participatory due diligence process

    P. O'Flynn, G.L. Higdon, D. Besamusca, A. Shetty / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    Impact investing can create a disconnect between the needs of the people that an investment means to serve and the intentions of the investor.


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9th May 2019
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11th March 2019
At this year’s Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, researchers from the Insitute of Development Studies will highlight the limitations of social protection policies such as cash transfers in relation to improving the lives of women across the world.
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12th October 2018
Our friends at the GODAN Action project are pleased to announce a new call for applications for our free Open Data Management Online Course. Book your place now for the last chance to take the course before the end of the year.
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9th October 2018
The Knowledge for Development Partnership have recently released the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development. 
Lilian Wanjohi of the British Council  and Newton-Utafiti Fund, during the launch of the  countering  violent extremism research hub in Nairobi, Kenya.
5th September 2018
Launched on 5th September in Nairobi, a new online hub focusing on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya hopes to connect researchers, practitioners and policymakers.