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    Closing civic space and inclusive development in Ethiopia

    T. Roberts / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This paper presents findings from a case study exploring the prospects for measuring the impacts of restricted civic space on development in Ethiopia. It is part of a larger inquiry into the phenomenon of restrictions on civil society activity around the world, including but not only in developing countries, most notably in the past decade.
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    Acceptability of e-filing of taxes by micro-entrepreneurs in northwestern Nigeria

    A. Mas'ud / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2019
    E-filing for some kinds of tax payments was introduced at the federal level in Nigeria in 2013, yet it has not been made available by state government for the collection of Personal Income Tax from micro-entrepreneurs – a major source of revenue. This research was designed to investigate the acceptability of e-filing to micro-entrepreneurs in Northwestern Nigeria.
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    Explaining a ‘development miracle’: poverty reduction and human development in Malaysia since the 1970s

    M.N. Asadullah, N. Mansor, A. Savoia / Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2019
    This paper provides a systematic assessment of the alleged exceptionality of Malaysia’s development progress and its likely explanations, in a comparative perspective. Using cross-country regressions and aggregate indices of education, health, poverty and gender equality outcomes, we offer three findings.
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    The ongoing biodiversity loss and how it can be stopped

    Y. Laurans, A. Rankovic / Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2019
     In this Issue Brief, IDDRI identifies and highlights a number of points in the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that it considers partic
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    What is uncertainty and why does it matter?

    I. Scoones / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2019
    Uncertainty defines our times. Whether it is in relation to climate change, disease outbreaks, financial volatility, natural disasters or political settlements, every media headline seems to assert that things are uncertain, and increasingly so.
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    Gender and Climate Change – Case Study of Oko Agbon Odooyi Community

    T. Ngozi Akosa, A. Oluyide / Centre for 21st Century Issues, 2010
    What are the gender implications of poverty, unemployment and the absence of basic infrastructure in the face of climate change, and what should governments be doing to improve the situation?

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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.
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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.