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    Investigating domestic violence law in Cambodia

    K. Brickell, E. Greengrass / Impact Initiative, 2019
    Legislation seeking to address violence against women has grown in recent years – at least 144 countries now have laws on domestic violence (DV). However, many women are still prevented or deterred from accessing justice.
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    ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Water security

    Impact Initiative, 2019
    Access to clean water is essential for life but all too often in water management, short-term gains for the few are prioritised above long-term benefits for the many. This selection of ESRC-DFID funded research explores the realities facing people for whom water insecurity is a daily threat, drawing on research focusing on Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
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    Experience capitalization: Working towards its institutionalization

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, 2019
    Starting in 2016, the “Capitalization of Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project organised a series of training processes with representatives of projects and organisations working in different parts of the world. The steps taken helped validate the approach, with many experiences described and analysed, and many lessons drawn and shared.
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    Checklist for the development of portals for international development

    S. Cummings, N. White, M. Schoenmakers, V. von Reijswoud, M. Koopman, C. Zielinski, C. Mugarura, R. Assa, S. Harish / Knowledge Management for Development, 2019
    This guideline has been developed by the authors in a collaborative manner over the period May 2018-May 2019 in consultation with the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community.
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    Summary for policymakers. Climate change 2007: impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    M. Parry (ed), O. Canziani (ed), J. Palutikof (ed) / Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007
    This is a scientific assessment of the present impacts of climate change on natural and human systems, and the capacity of these systems to adapt to vulnerability. It concerns the relationship between observed climate change and recent observed changes in the natural and human environment and is based largely on data sets from 1970.
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    Rising powers, reforming challenges: negotiating agriculture in the WTO Doha Round from a Brazilian perspective

    B. Baracuhy / 2011
    This article examines the history of the WTO Doha Round agriculture negotiations from 2001 to 2011 in light of the shifting global balance of economic power. It shows that the rise of China, Brazil and India, among other developing countries, had an impact on the negotiations and affected the negotiating structure, processes and decision-making.

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Kampala city center
7th August 2019
Following renewed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID, the African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for research projects on property taxation that are of a high academic standard and relevant to policy and practice.
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7th August 2019
This new issue of the IDS Bulletin, edited by Jody Harris, Molly Anderson, Chantal Clément and Nicholas Nisbett examines a range of perspectives on power in food systems, and the various active players, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them.
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20th June 2019
The latest issue of the IDS Bulletin, Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development aims to identify how partnerships focused on the production of policy-engaged research seek to achieve societal impact and explores the chall
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9th May 2019
With the global rise of inequality and conflict and the acute challenges facing the most socially and politically excluded, civil society organisations, charities and development agencies are increasingly concerned with how to effectively broker the knowledge of marginalised communities.
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.