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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  • Rwanda – DRC cross border dynamics, April 2019 

    Bedford, Juliet (UNICEF, IDS & Anthrologica, 2019-04)
    This brief summarises key considerations concerning cross-border dynamics between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. It is the second ...
  • Closing Civic Space and Inclusive Development in Ethiopia 

    Roberts, Tony (IDS, 2019-04)
    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 ...
  • What is Uncertainty and Why Does it Matter? 

    Scoones, Ian (STEPS, 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, ...
  • Empowering Women Politicians in Pakistan: Views from Within 

    Khan, Ayesha; Naqvi, Sana (IDS, 2019-04-16)
    Women parliamentarians and local legislators in Pakistan still face a significant uphill battle to establish or deepen their political careers, despite recent gains such as the Election Law 2017 which mandated parties to ...
  • Digital Access is not Binary: The 5'A's of Technology Access in the Philippines 

    Roberts, Tony; Hernandez, Kevin (Wiley, 2019-02-08)
    Online political participation has been presented as a possible solution to declininglevels of trust in traditional politics. However, the most marginalised communities areoften the least connected and participate least ...

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