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    Navigating the pathways from exclusion to accountability: from understanding intersecting inequalities to building accountable relationships

    J. Howard, E. Lopez Franco, J. Shaw / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Inclusion of the most marginalised people through addressing discriminatory dynamics is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This research report considers how the intersection of spatial, economic and identity-based factors drive poverty and marginalisation.
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    Subsidy reform and distributive justice in fisheries

    E. Merayo, I. Porras, S. Harper, P. Steele, E. Mohammed / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2019
    While most fisheries are already overexploited, many governments allocate capacity-enhancing subsidies to the fishing sector, encouraging further overfishing. Target 14.6 of Sustainable Development Goal 14 and WTO negotiations to eliminate harmful subsidies both call for action on reform.
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    Food value chains for nutrition, in agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum

    S.L. Allen, M. Maestre, A. Gelli / Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, 2019
    Despite global goals to decrease malnutrition, there remain many challenges in providing access to a nutritious diet for all. Food value chains for nutrition have been the focus of a number of reviews but evidence of their impacts remains limited.
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    ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women, work and social protection

    Impact Initiative, 2019
    is collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research explores the need for a holistic approach to social protection moving beyond a framing of poverty alleviation as primarily being about access to the traditional labour market and cash transfers to encompass a broader range of considerations. Explores research from Bangladesh, Malawi, Lesotho, South Africa and Rwanda.
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    Teach to comply? Evidence from a taxpayer education programme in Rwanda

    G. Mascagni, F. Santos, D. Mukama / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2019
    The role of taxpayer education in improving tax compliance has been largely unexplored in the literature. This paper starts to fill this gap by providing the first rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of taxpayer education on knowledge, perceptions, and compliance, which took place in Rwanda. Analysis is based on a unique dataset that combines administrative and survey data.
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    Impact of climate change on rural livelihoods

    T.G.B. Taginavulau, , M.H.K. Rudro / Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific, 2018
    Impacts of Climate Change on Rural Livelihoods in CIRDAP Member Countries – the Rural Development Report 2017 is the fourteenth of the CIRDAP biannual reports that explores the current status and future perspectives on how climate change may affect livelihoods of rural people in Asia and the Pacific region.


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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.
Two men checking for bean pests and diseases in Kawanda, Uganda.
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.