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  • China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and Practice 

    Li, Xiaoyun; Gu, Jing; Zhang, Chuanhong (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    China’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest ...
  • Notes on Contributors – China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and Practice 

    Li, Xiaoyun; Gu, Jing; Zhang, Chuanhong (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    China’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest ...
  • Whose Knowledge? Whose Influence? Changing Dynamics of China’s Development Cooperation Policy and Practice 

    Gu, Jing; Li, Xiaoyun; Zhang, Chuanhong (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    This article aims to investigate the recent evolution of China’s development policy and practice. More precisely, how do China’s policymakers and practitioners understand and debate China’s role in international development, ...
  • Mutual Learning in Development Cooperation: China and the West 

    Yu, Jiantuo; Due, Evan (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    This article looks at some of the characteristics of China’s foreign aid system and its development over the years. It discusses China’s foreign aid based on its own development experiences and its view of South–South ...
  • The New Asian Development Finance 

    Vazquez, Karin Costa; Zheng, Yu (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    The recent challenges posed for multilateralism and the emergence of a sustainable development regime have pushed countries to engage in more flexible, issue-based development finance initiatives and institutions. These ...
  • Exploring China’s Impacts on Development Thinking and Policies 

    Xu, Jiajun; Carey, Richard (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    In this article, we explore the impacts, actual and potential, of China’s development experiences upon development thinking and policies elsewhere. New Structural Economics, a theoretical innovation by Professor Justin ...
  • China’s NGO Partnerships in a New Era of Development Cooperation 

    Mulakala, Anthea; Bush, Robin; Ji, Hongbo (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    China’s 2021 White Paper, China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era, offers a new vision for a more people-centred approach to its development cooperation. While the White Paper extensively discusses ...
  • Triangular Cooperation: Different Approaches, Same Modality 

    Prantz, Sebastian; Zhang, Xiaomin (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    Triangular cooperation aims to utilise the comparative advantages of a pivotal partner (usually an emerging country) and a facilitating partner (usually a traditional donor) to generate development impacts with and for the ...
  • Glossary – China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and Practice 

    Li, Xiaoyun; Gu, Jing; Zhang, Chuanhong (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    China’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest ...
  • Ownership and Effectiveness of China’s Aid Projects in Africa 

    Zhang, Chuanhong; Li, Xiaoyun; Alemu, Dawit (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    The notion of ‘ownership’ has occupied a central place in measuring the effectiveness of North–South cooperation. How is it represented in South–South cooperation (SSC) and how does it affect the effectiveness of SSC? There ...
  • Selective Learning: China, the CGIAR, and Global Agricultural Science in Flux 

    Xu, Xiuli; Cabral, Lídia; Cao, Yingdan (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    This article analyses the interaction between China and the CGIAR (formerly the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) since the 1970s, exploring the formation of China’s modern agricultural science ...
  • Chinese Foundations and the Challenge of ‘Going International’ 

    Tan, Lindan; Huyse, Huib (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-29)
    China’s international cooperation strategies are gradually changing due to evolving views about the limits of its internationalisation approach, which has traditionally mainly focused on building governmental and business ...
  • Land and Labour Relations on Cocoa Farms in Sefwi, Ghana: Continuity and Change 

    Yaro, Joseph; Teye, Joseph K.; Wiggins, Steve (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2021-11-01)
    When in the 1880s farmers in southern Ghana began to plant cocoa, their main concerns were finding land to plant and mobilising labour to do so. The issue of finding land remained paramount until at least the 1990s, when ...
  • Sanitation, Hygiene and Environmental Cleanliness for Child Development 

    Macintyre, Alison; Strachan, Clare (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-23)
    This Frontiers of Sanitation draws on the Transformative WASH concept to explore and outline what may be required of WASH implementation stakeholders in efforts to support child development outcomes. The Frontiers explores ...
  • COVID-19 and Social Differentiation in African Agriculture 

    Dancer, Helen; Bellwood-Howard, Imogen (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2021-11-01)
    This brief presents a summary of key findings from a multi-country study of social differentiation in African agricultural value chains in the context of COVID-19. It aims to understand how trends in the politics and ...
  • Research Initiatives with Southern Partners on the Impacts of Covid-19 

    Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-05)
    This review aimed to identify rapid research response mechanisms which were both in collaboration with Southern partners and focused on understanding socio-economic impacts of Covid-19. Projects that were identified ...
  • The Drivers of Acute Food Insecurity and the Risk of Famine 

    Quak, Evert-jan (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-11-09)
    This rapid review synthesises the literature from academic, policy, and knowledge institution sources on the drivers of acute food insecurity and famines with a focus on key FCDO-partner countries. This review builds further ...
  • Improving Adolescents’ Food Choices: Learnings from the Bhalo Khabo Bhalo Thakbo (“Eat Well, Live Well”) Campaign in Bangladesh 

    Barnett, Inka; Gonzalez, Wendy; Bipul, Moniruzzaman; Chowdhury, Detepriya; Djimeu Wouabe, Eric; Kumar Deo, Ashish; Khondker, Rudaba (ENN, 2021-11)
    This article details the co-design, implementation and early evaluation results of an initiative for promoting the consumption of nutritious foods in adolescents. The initiative involved school and community activities, ...
  • A Multi-Phase Assessment of the Effects of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Malawi 

    Matita, Mirriam; Chimombo, Masautso (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2021-11-01)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to national and global economies with devastating effects on food systems and livelihoods across the globe. These effects of the pandemic on poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, ...
  • Evidence Review: COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance by Key Influencers in the MENA Region - Teachers and Healthworkers 

    Butler, Nadia; Karam, Soha (SSHAP, 2021-11-18)
    As COVID-19 vaccines have been deployed and scaled, concerns about vaccine acceptance have emerged. Effective management of the virus requires that communities everywhere buy into the public health measures designed to ...

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