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  • Development Finance Institutions and the Coronavirus Crisis 

    Griffith-Jones, Stephany; te Velde, Dirk Willem (Overseas Development Institute, 2020-03-30)
    Key messages: Development finance institutions (DFIs) are mandated by their shareholders to provide finance to the private sector (usually at commercial terms, but subsidised implicitly), crowd in private sector finance ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.9 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-02)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. Each summary is a result ...
  • Supporting Adaptive Management: Monitoring and Evaluation Tools and Approaches 

    Pasanen, Tiina; Barnett, Inka (ODI, 2019-12)
    This working paper introduces a set of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools and approaches, discussing their potential usefulness in supporting adaptive management in development and humanitarian programmes. It emphasises ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.8 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-04-01)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 2-2.5 ...
  • Evidence on Efforts to Mitigate the Negative Educational Impact of Past Disease Outbreaks 

    Hallgarten, Joe (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    This rapid review focusses on efforts to mitigate the educational impact of previous disease outbreaks, concentrating on school-age learners. It follows two companion papers that reviewed broader secondary effects and ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.7 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 2-2.5 ...
  • Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy and Programme Design, Coordination and Implementation in Ethiopia 

    Ayele, Seife; Zegeye, Elias Asfaw; Nisbett, Nicholas (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    Multi-sectoral nutrition governance has been hailed as an effective mechanism to reduce undernutrition. Ethiopia has adopted the approach and has been implementing nutrition programmes with some success, but undernutrition ...
  • Impact Evaluation of Fastenopfer’s Solidarity Group Approaches in Madagascar and Senegal 

    Mader, Philip (Institute of Development Studies: Fastenopfer, 2019-04-01)
    Solidarity groups (SGs) use savings and lending as an entry point for creating a safety net and promoting community-led empowerment processes. In 2018, a team from the Institute of Development Studies evaluated the impacts ...
  • Accelerating Disability Inclusive Formal Employment in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda: What are the Vital Ingredients? 

    Wickenden, Mary; Thompson, Stephen; Mader, Philip; Brown, Simon; Rohwerder, Brigitte (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    Globally, disabled people are disproportionately excluded from the workforce. For the general population, it is recognised that having a job is closely linked to better health, wellbeing, self-esteem and to social inclusion. ...
  • Reforming Higher Education Teaching Practices in Africa 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; McCowan, Tristan; Schendel, Rebecca (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-03)
    Critical thinking – the process of questioning and learning with an open mind – is considered one of the most important outcomes of a contemporary university education, a crucial skill for graduate participation in the ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.6 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-30)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. Each summary is a result ...
  • Subsidy Reforms: Lessons from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2020-02-28)
    Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have concentrated on changing fuel prices and electricity tariffs. Conversely, food subsidy reforms have received less attention, reflecting the comparatively ...
  • Barriers to Education for Girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo 

    Bolton, Laura (IDS, 2020-02-28)
    There was little published literature on the barriers to girls’ education in the DRC. The main findings of the research suggest that cultural history, economic lack, and the coexistence of these are the main factors hindering ...
  • Democratising Economic Power: The Potential for Meaningful Participation in Economic Governance and Decision-Making 

    Thorpe, Jodie; Gaventa, John (IDS, 2020-03-30)
    Participation is the act of people engaging in decisions that impact their lives. It has been widely promoted in social, political and civic spheres. However, the question of participation in economic governance is ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.5 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-27)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.4 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-26)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.3 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-23)
    This weekly COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.2 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-16)
    This weekly COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. Each summary is a result ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.1 

    Millington, Kerry (IDS, 2020-03-09)
    This weekly COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary (HES) is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. The first HES was ...
  • Key Considerations: COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements (March 2020) 

    SSHAP (SSHAP, 2020-03)
    This brief sets out key considerations for protecting informal urban settlements from the spread and impacts of COVID-19. There is heightened concern about these settings because of the combination of population density ...

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