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)
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  • The New Politics of Global Tax Governance: Taking Stock a Decade After the Financial Crisis 

    Corlin Christensen, Rasmus; Hearson, Martin (Taylor & Francis 2019, 2019-06-27)
    The financial crisis of 2007–2009 is now broadly recognised as a once-in-a-generation inflection point in the history of global economic governance. It has also prompted a reconsideration of established paradigms in ...
  • Lessons of Working with Informal Security Actors 

    Enfield, Sue (IDS, 2019-06-11)
    Security sector reform (SSR) and Security and Justice (S&J) programmes have become a part of standard procedure for donors operating in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states. This rapid literature review sought to ...
  • Cross-Border Dynamics and Healthcare in West Nile, Uganda 

    Storer, Elisabeth; Pearson, Georgina (UNICEF, IDS & Anthrologica, 2019-07)
    Against the backdrop of on-going preparedness work in Uganda as related to the outbreak of Ebola in DRC, this brief summarises key considerations concerning cross-border dynamics and health structures and behaviours in the ...
  • Beyond Technical Fixes: Climate Solutions and the Great Derangement 

    Nightingale, Andrea Joslyn; Eriksen, Siri; Taylor, Marcus; Forsyth, Timothy; Pelling, Mark; Newsham, Andrew; Boyd, Emily; Brown, Katrina; Harvey, Blane; Jones, Lindsey; Bezner Kerr, Rachel; Mehta, Lyla; Otto Naess, Lars; Ockwell, David; Scoones, Ian; Tanner, Thomas; Whitfield, Stephen (Taylor & Francis, 2019-07-01)
    Climate change research is at an impasse. The transformation of economies and everyday practices is more urgent, and yet appears ever more daunting as attempts at behaviour change, regulations, and global agreements confront ...
  • Linking Social Rights to Active Citizenship for the Most Vulnerable: the Role of Rights and Accountability in the ‘Making’ and ‘Shaping’ of Social Protection 

    Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel; Wilmink, Nikhil; Abdulai, Abdul Gafaru; de Groot, Richard; Spadafora, Tayllor (The European Journal of Development Research, 2019-07-08)
    Social protection has the potential to provide a key interface between states and citizens. We consider how the institutional framing and design of social protection can be adapted from top-down forms of provision to forms ...

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