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    The governance of Nepal’s flood early warning system: opportunities under federalism

    Overseas Development Institute, 2019
    Flood early warning systems (EWS) are extremely complex, with multiple layers of communication and relationships between stakeholders, across different scales of governance. With the development of weather and flood forecasting models, Nepal’s EWS has advanced significantly in recent years, but warnings can still fail to reach downstream communities in the low-lying Tarai plains.
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    Remote but productive: Practical lessons from productive uses of energy in Tanzania

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2019
    Energy Change Lab works with pioneers and changemakers in Tanzania to build sustainable, people-centred energy systems. Our productive uses of energy (PUE) programme helps rural communities increase their incomes and productivity.
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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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    Seeking accountability, nurturing empowerment: lessons from the BBOG’s movement in Nigeria

    Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2018
    Boko Haram’s brutal abduction of 276 secondary school girls from Chibok, Northeast Nigeria in April 2014 was the catalyst for the formation of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement (BBOG). The incident was just one among several violent and ruthless attacks executed by Boko Haram, an internationally prescribed terrorist group (see Table 1).
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    Women in politics: gaining ground for progressive outcomes in Pakistan

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    This paper is an analysis of findings from a study of women’s political voice in Pakistan under the A4EA Research Programme. It is based on mixed methods, drawing together archival and secondary sources, qualitative interviews with activists, politicians and key informants, and the findings of an online survey with women parliamentarians.
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    Guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability interventions

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2018
    This document presents a set of principles and general guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability processes, paying particular attention to the importance of context-specific Theories of Change (and therefore of context analysis).
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    Making spaces for co-production: collaborative action for settlement upgrading in Harare, Zimbabwe

    SAGE, 2018
    To make co-production work as a strategy for urban development, and to establish a basis for collaborative action, states and organized communities must find a way to manage their unequal power relationship.
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    Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?

    Science Direct, 2018
    While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda, its determinants remain debated in the literature, especially the role of structural conditions related to governance. This paper provides an assessment of two key dimensions: the global adoption of MDGs and state capacity.
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    Vulnerability assessment of Jamaica's transport sector

    United States Agency for International Development, 2018
    Jamaica’s transportation system is already affected by weather extremes. Damage to roads, bridges and supporting infrastructure such as drains and culverts is commonplace, both as a result of extreme events as well as outdated design and inadequate maintenance.
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    No time to rest: women’s lived experiences of balancing paid work and unpaid care work

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This report provides evidence on the lived experiences of women in low-income families, as they strive to balance their paid work and unpaid care work responsibilities. It presents the findings of a mixed-methods research project carried out in India, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania during 2015–17.

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