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Shifting the spotlight: understanding crowdsourcing intermediaries in transparency and accountability initiativesInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Crowdsourcing intermediaries form part of a new wave of technology-enabled collaborative transparency initiatives where the information that is required to effect change is generated by citizens themselves.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Two of the central challenges in building accountability for marginalised people are how to reach and meaningfully involve the most excluded, and how to establish the kinds of relationships that mean they can achieve, influence and expect government responsiveness.DocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2017Experimentation with radically open and collaborative ways of producing knowledge and material artefacts can be found everywhere - from the free/libre and open-source software movement to citizen science initiatives, and from community-based fabrication labs and makerspaces to the production of open-source scientific hardware.Document
ICTs and the challenge of health system transition in low and middle-income countries | Globalization and Health | Full TextBioMed Central, 2017The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common illnesses, especially by the poor. First, it argues that the health sector is best conceptualized as a 'knowledge economy'.Document
Translating complex realities through technologies: lessons about participatory accountability from South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Accountability is a complex issue in South Africa. The country has high levels of inequality, and marginalised groups struggle to make themselves heard by those in power. Yet the issue is further complicated by an interacting set of factors, including the legacy of apartheid, gender and religious issues, and the lack of access to those in power.Document
Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.Document
Connecting agriculture to better nutrition in South Asia: Innovation as a process of socio-technical changeLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017In South Asia, undernutrition remains a widespread problem, in spite of strong economic growth in countries such as India, which continues to struggle with stubbornly high rates of maternal malnutrition and child stunting. This paper explores the potential for different kinds of innovation to strengthen the connections between agriculture and nutrition in South Asia.DocumentOxfam, 2012How can women’s leadership and participation in agricultural decision-making and governance be increased? To what extent do interventions that combine skills and capacity-building in improved production techniques with activities influencing local government and community leadership structures lead to greater involvement of women?DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2016ODISHA, A STATE of 42 million people in eastern India, is one of the poorest in the country. It has faced many development challenges over the years, including insurgent movements, large pockets of extreme deprivation among scheduled tribe communities, social disparities, and natural disasters, as well as a relatively late fiscal turnaround (in 2004â2005) in comparison with other states.DocumentTransform Nutrition, 2017The Stories of Change (SoC) research project aims to capture experiential learning from policy makers and implementers in countries with high burdens of malnutrition to understand how changes in nutrition outcomes were achieved in particular contexts.