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    Pathways to impact: Insights from research partnerships in Uganda and India

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This article sets out a perspective from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) on the challenges of achieving research uptake. Two country case studies are presented from India and Uganda, which explore research projects under the Economic and Social Research Council ESRC-DFID-funded Raising Learning Outcomes programme.
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    Rethinking research impact through principles for fair and equitable partnerships

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    With renewed investment of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA) commitment into research, there is a need to rethink traditional understandings of ‘research impact’. In this article, we argue that impact in ODA-funded research should go beyond translating research findings into practice and policy or implementing research in partnership with research mediators/users.
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    Identifying the qualities of research–policy partnerships in international development – a new analytical framework

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This is the introduction to the IDS Bulletin 'Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development'
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    Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards in Nepal and Kenya

    Overseas Development Institute, 2019
    Intersectional approaches recognise that ‘people have different identities, needs, priorities and capacities which are not static, and will shift and change over time – affecting their ability to prepare for, cope with and respond to natural hazards and climate variability’.
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    Closing civic space and inclusive development in Ethiopia

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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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    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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