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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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The delta of impact: Mapping a meta-impact pathway to uncover six stepping stones of research impactL. Clark, S. Goodier / Impact Initiative, 2019This working paper explores how barriers to impact can be overcome using a unique methodology, devised to be collaborative and conducive, for understanding the many overlapping outcomes that add up to research impact from across a diverse programme of evidence.DocumentM. Williams, R. Gower, J. Green, E. Whitebread, P. Schroder / Tearfund, 2019This report describes the environmental destruction, sickness, mortality, and damage to livelihoods that the plastic pollution crisis is causing. The report outlines the problem – namely the huge recent increase in the production and distribution of single-use plastics, and its expansion across the globe to countries lacking the capacity to collect, manage aDocumentN. Salsabeel / Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, 2019Ethno-religious tensions and sectarian violence has been a key characteristic in Myanmar ever since its independence. One of the gravest conflicts in the country is, no doubt, the inhumanity directed towards those titled the “most persecuted minority”, i.e. the Muslim Rohingya minority by the dominant Buddhist Rakhines.Document
General comments on the social and environmental impact assessment of QMM’s proposed titanium project in MadagascarWWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 2001In response to the social and environmental impact assessment (SEIA) conducted by QIT-Fer Madagascar Minerals (QMM), this article assesses whether it is possible for the mining company to live up to its claims of being able to provide environmentally sustainable and socially responsible mining in Madagascar.The article finds that overall the SEIA: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.
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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.