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newsExploring research-policy partnerships in international development
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 challenges in these processes.
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DocumentE-j. Quak / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019Grass-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.DocumentP. O'Flynn, G.L. Higdon, D. Besamusca, A. Shetty / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019Impact investing can create a disconnect between the needs of the people that an investment means to serve and the intentions of the investor.DocumentG.L. Higdon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019The Buen Vivir Fund is a participatory impact investment fund operating internationally. It was founded in 2018 by Thousand Currents, a non-governmental organisation, following a co-design process to conceptualise the Fund, initiated in late 2016.Document
Linking participation and economic advancement. Ghana Civil Society Platform on the IMF Programme: case studyG.K. Aloryito / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019Eleven Accra-based civil society organisations (CSOs) working on social accountability, anti-corruption and governance joined forces in November 2014 to influence the design, implementation and monitoring of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-backed extended credit arrangement for Ghana (2015–18).DocumentJ. L. Sawin / REN21 Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, 2012The latest edition of the flagship publication of the Renewable Energy Global Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) illustrates continued growth in all types of renewables across sectors and countries, with global investments in renewables breaking records in 2011 as costs continue to fall and their deployment expands geographically.DocumentA. Mas'ud / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2019With the first implementation of e-filing by the US in 1986, many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa followed suit. E-filing for certain tax payments was introduced at the federal level in Nigeria in 2013.
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12 December 2018The goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) continues to gather momentum, six years on from its unanimous adoption at the United Nations General Assembly on 12th December 2012.
8 May 2018This blog originally appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website.
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.
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.
9th October 2018
The Knowledge for Development Partnership have recently released the third edition of the Agenda Knowledge for Development.
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.