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  • Building Peace in the New Oil Frontiers of Northern Kenya 

    Benson, Vivienne; Lind, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-04)
    Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women's Life Choices 

    Benson, Vivienne; Shephard, Kelly (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-03)
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced ...
  • Keeping African Girls in School with Better Sanitary Care 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Dolan, Catherine (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-03)
    For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education. Research from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London demonstrates that in ...
  • Opportunities, Ownership and Tailored Outputs: How to Respond to Demand for Evidence 

    Nelson, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Many international development research projects aim to influence policy and practice by providing rigorous evidence that impacts on real-life decisions. However, the world of policymaking – whether organisational, local, ...
  • Engaging Research with Policy and Practice 

    Corbett, Hannah (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    How can research evidence influence policy and practice? This Learning Guide seeks to draw out some of the key lessons from on successful approaches and impact lessons on effective use of research evidence to engage policy ...
  • Strengthening Networks and Building Relationships to Increase the Impact of Global Development Research 

    Stanley, Alan; Zussman, Tracy (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Development research can contribute to improvements in policy and practice, research capacity and evidence-based policymaking processes. Achieving these kinds of impacts is most often a complex, multifaceted, political and ...
  • Designing Programmes to Maximise Mutual Learning 

    Greengrass, Emma (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Learning from research is a significant enabler of research impact that contributes to sustainable development. Essentially, anyone involved in a research project can benefit from regular opportunities to come together to ...
  • Partnerships, Planning and Policy Windows: How to Engage Non-academics with International Development Research 

    Nelson, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2016-11)
    Many international development research projects aim to go far beyond influencing academic debate - they also seek to build relationships and networks, influence attitudes and behaviours, and inform policy and practice. ...
  • The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Perspective 

    Facundo, Alvaredo; Atkinson, Anthony B.; Piketty, Thomas; Saez, Emmanuel (American Economic Association, 2013)
    The top 1 percent income share has more than doubled in the United States over the last 30 years, drawing much public attention in recent years. While other English-speaking countries have also experienced sharp increases ...
  • The Impact of Development on Violent Nature 

    Collins, Andrew E. (OMICS International, 2012)
    It is well established that development impacts on disaster outcomes and our coping with extreme and uncertain natural hazards. Evidence includes through data available from the annual Human Development Reports of the ...
  • Cyclone disaster vulnerability and response experiences in coastal Bangladesh 

    Alam, Edris; Collins, Andrew E. (Wiley, 2010)
    For generations, cyclones and tidal surges have frequently devastated lives and property in coastal and island Bangladesh. This study explores vulnerability to cyclone hazards using firsthand coping recollections from prior ...
  • With and beyond the state -- co-production as a route to political influence, power and transformation for grassroots organizations 

    Mitlin, Diana (Sage, 2008)
    This paper reviews the use of co-production – with state and citizensworking together – as a grassroots strategy to secure political infl uence and accessresources and services. To date, the literature on social movements ...
  • Poverty and Conflict 

    Marks, Zoe (University of Birmingham, 10/2016)
    Poverty and conflict are widely understood to be closely interconnected; with poverty making countries more prone to civil war, and armed conflict weakening governance and economic performance, thus increasing the risk of ...
  • Documenting Torture and Ill-Treatment Amongst the Poor 

    Jensen, Steffan; Kelly, Tobias; Andersen, Morten K.; Christiansen, Catrine; Sharma, Jeevan (ESRC-DFIDDignity Danish Institute Against TortureUniversity of EdinburghDocumentation Project, 2016)
    This briefing highlights research that identifies potential deficiencies in the reporting of instances of torture and ill-treatment amongst the poorest members of society, and suggests actions that might be progressed to ...
  • Addressing educational access and retention of orphaned and vulnerable children in high HIV prevalence communities in rural Malawi : a flexible approach to learning 

    Jere, Catherine M. (University College London, 2014)
    In Malawi, where a policy of Free Primary Education has been in place for more than fifteen years, relatively few children have never attended school. However, despite high initial enrolments, primary education in Malawi ...
  • Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda Workshop Findings: Working Paper I 

    Atienza, Maria Ela; Eadie, Pauline; Tan-Mullins, May (ESRC-DFIDUniversity of NottinghamUniversity of the Philippines, 2016)
    The following observations are drawn from the opening workshop of the ESRC/DFID funded project (Ref: ES/M008932/1), ‘Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda’. The workshop was held on 30 September 2015 at Balay ...
  • Gathering 'Good' Qualitative Data in Local Communities Post Typhoon Yolanda: Power, Conversation and Negotiated Memory (Working Paper IV) 

    Eadie, Pauline; Galang, Clarence; Tumandao, Donabel (ESRC-DFIDUniversity of NottinghamUniversity of the Philippines, 2017)
    This working paper is the fourth in a series run by the ESRC/DFID funded project ‘Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda’. This project monitors the effectiveness of the Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts in the ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Disability and Education 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2017-12)
    This collection of ESRC–DFID funded research provides new evidence on what governments must consider in order to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion.This ...
  • Improving Rural Lives Through the Liberian Motorbike Boom 

    Benson, Vivienne; Peters, Krijn (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2017-11)
    Parallel to the mobile phone revolution in Africa is the lesser talked about motorbike boom. Motorbike taxis have changed the face of transport and provided employment opportunities, particularly in rural parts, in many ...
  • Reducing Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone 

    Georgalakis, James; Wessells, Michael (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2017-11)
    Research directly involving teenagers and their families in Sierra Leone to reduce teenage pregnancy has helped pave the way for a new community-friendly Child and Family Welfare Policy. The research by the Columbia Group ...

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