Welcome to OpenDocs, an e-repository of development research from the Institute of Development Studies. OpenDocs consists of three separate areas or communities:

  • IDS Digital Library (publications from research institutes in developing countries curated by IDS)
  • IDS Research Community (publications by IDS Fellows and from partner research centres and consortia). If you are an IDS staff member wishing to submit an item, please register using the link on the right and then follow the Guidance on the intranet [IDS members only]

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  • Aligning Evidence Generation and Use Across Health, Development and Environment 

    Tallis, Heather, et al. (Elsevier, 2019-08-01)
    Although health, development, and environment challenges are interconnected, evidence remains fractured across sectors due to methodological and conceptual differences in research and practice. Aligned methods are needed ...
  • Cash Transfer Programming: Trends and Patterns Among Irish Aid’s Partners 

    Szyp, Carolina; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (IDS, 2019-10-14)
    Cash transfer programming (CTP) constitutes one component of both social protection systems as well as humanitarian interventions. CTP can provide long-term support to poor and vulnerable populations as part of emerging ...
  • Designing and Managing Innovation Portfolios 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2019-09-16)
    This rapid literature review summarises the existing evidence on the design and management of innovation portfolios of organizations from the private sector, public sector and NGOs. This report provides a review of academic ...
  • Tech SMEs in India 

    Price, Roz (IDS, 2019-09-18)
    This rapid review uses a mix of academic and grey literature, with reliance on industry and financial sector reports from the private sector. The review is not comprehensive. Although MSMEs and the entrepreneurial ecosystem ...
  • What are ‘Tax Expenditures’ and How Big are Energy-Related Tax Expenditures? 

    Dom, Roel; McCulloch, Neil (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-10-09)
    Tax expenditures occur when a government provides a reduction in a tax obligation such that it collects less tax than it would have otherwise collected. Tax expenditures are an integral, though controversial, part of all ...

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