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blog postHow can anti-poverty programming transform children's development?
The 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child serves as a reminder that a decent standard of living and the ability to develop are basic rights of all children everywhere. Poverty is a major risk to young children. Lack of income and poor living conditions undermine children’s biological and cognitive development and ultimately limit their opportunities for the future.
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DocumentS. Hickey, T. Lavers, M. Niño-Zarazúa, J. Seekings / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2019The notion that social protection should be a key strategy for reducing poverty in developing countries has now been mainstreamed within international development policy and practice.Document
Scaling up climate-compatible infrastructure: Insights from national development banks in Brazil and South AfricaOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2019National development banks (NDBs) and development finance institutions – domestically focused, publicly owned financial institutions with a specific development mandate – are poised to play a role in bridging the investment gap for climate-compatible infrastructure in developing countries.DocumentB. Faith, E. Fraser / Department for International Development, UK, 2018Cyber violence against women and girls (Cyber VAWG) is a new and emerging form of violence and the term is used to describe how the internet and information and communication technologies exacerbate and magnify acts of violence against women and girls.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Impact investors have done a lot of good (and some bad) so far, but mostly on their own terms.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Impact investors have done a lot of good (and some bad) so far, but mostly on their own terms.DocumentE. Jackson / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018That there are real costs to participation is not news. But impact investors, donors and investees themselves have not yet confronted the question of how such costs should be addressed across their industry. It is time to do so.
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1 October 2019This blog originally appeared on the Impact Initiative website.
29 August 2019In 2018, the Institute of Development Studies partnered with the Open Society Foundations Economic Justice Programme to build an evidence base to explore the question: “What constitutes meaningful participation in economic advancement?” R
5 July 2019Towering over the small island of Adonara in Indonesia, the Ile Boleng volcano is always present in the background. In the nearby village of Adobala, I listened as female heads of households, dressed in sarungs, talked about how they had organised themselves as a women’s group in the local cooperative ‘Lodan Do’e’.
24th October 2019
For over 20 years, Eldis has provided free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on global development issues.
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.
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.
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
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.