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    IPCC fourth assessment report: the physical science basis. Summary for Policymakers

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007
    Volume one of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report describes the latest collective understanding of the drivers of climate change and climate processes. It builds upon past IPCC assessments and incorporates new findings from the past six years of research.
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    Child poverty, disasters and climate change: investigating relationships and implications over the life course of children

    V. Diwakar Diwakar, E. Lovell, S. Opitz-Stapleton, A. Shepherd, J. Twigg / Overseas Development Institute, 2019
    This study examines the relationship between natural hazard-related disasters and child and
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    Asian Development Bank Outlook (ADO) 2019: strengthening disaster resilience

    Asian Development Bank, 2019
    Growth in developing Asia is projected to soften to 5.7% in 2019 and 5.6% in 2020. Excluding Asia’s high-income newly industrialized economies, growth is expected to slip from 6.4% in 2018 to 6.2% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020.
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    Brutal past shattered present

    Foundation for Social Transformation, 2019
    Incidences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in conflict affected individuals, families and communities are very high. But this issue needs to be addressed when civil society organisations work on conflict transformation and peace building.
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    Facilitating experience capitalization: a guidebook

    L. Eggens, J. Chavez-Tafur / Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, 2019
    Since April 2016, CTA implemented the “Capitalizing on Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project – working together with FAO and IICA, and with the financial support of IFAD. During these three years, this project worked with many organizations in different parts of the world.
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    Ensuring African women’s access to justice: engendering rights for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

    D. Lawson, A. Dubin, L. Mwambene, B. Woldemichael / Nordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2019
    About half of the people of Sub-Saharan Africa live below the poverty line, and 80 per cent of them are women. Their access to justice is guaranteed by international and domestic laws. But these laws mean little or nothing without government support and adequate funding. This policy note offers recommendations on how to secure access to justice.


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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.
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15th August 2018
Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have recently announced a new research evaluation tool 'Research Quality Plus (RQ+)' which will give more importance to local context when determining the legitimacy of research.