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    • Examination Malpractice in Low-Income Contexts 

      Boateng, Pearl (IDS, 2019-11-08)
      This non-standard helpdesk report found that there was little research evidence detailing the types of examination malpractice and even fewer studies focusing on effective strategies to mitigate these issues. Due to the ...
    • Sustainable Funding Models for Development Programmes in Transboundary River Basins 

      Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2019-10-21)
      Often, the investments made, and funds committed to the water sector fall short of actual financing needs. These financial inadequacies are particularly prevalent in the field of transboundary water (TBW) development ...
    • e-Procurement: Lessons from Interventions and Approaches from Emerging Economies of Eastern Europe and Western Balkans 

      Ferrand, Alexis (IDS, 2019-10-14)
      This review focuses on lessons and examples of eProcurement in the western Balkans and former soviet states in Eastern Europe. There is good evidence in terms of the benefits of successful implementation, however the ...
    • Climate Change in Nigeria: Impacts and Responses 

      Haider, Huma (IDS, 2019-10-10)
      Nigeria’s climate has been changing, evident in: increases in temperature; variable rainfall; rise in sea level and flooding; drought and desertification; land degradation; more frequent extreme weather events; affected ...
    • G7 Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) 

      Tull, Kerina (IDS, 2019-10-25)
      There is no one specific definition of health systems strengthening (HSS). Also, no one method exists for HSS that can be applied to all countries (Reich & Takemi, 2019). This rapid review focuses on methods used in HSS ...
    • Challenges Religious Minorities Face in Accessing Humanitarian Assistance 

      Avis, William Robert (IDS, 2019-10-14)
      This rapid literature review, surveys evidence regarding the challenges specific religious minorities face in accessing humanitarian assistance. This review acknowledges that there remains a paucity of research on the ...
    • G7 Universal Health Coverage (UHC) 

      Tull, Kerina (IDS, 2019-10-11)
      Universal Health Coverage (UHC) cannot be delivered by the health sector alone. It requires the highest political support (The Global Governance Project, 2019). This rapid review focuses on what the Group of Seven (G7) ...
    • Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in Institutional Reform: Lessons Learned 

      Price, Roz (IDS, 2019-10-01)
      This review highlights the lessons learned from a number of UK-funded reform programmes with TA elements (reviews with insights from USAID and Danida, Norad and Sida were also included in the final section). Some of these ...
    • Review of Tax Incentives and Their Impacts in Asia 

      Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2019-09-30)
      This rapid literature review summarises the existing evidence on tax incentives and their consequences (i.e. benefits and costs) in Asia. This report provides a review of academic papers, policy briefs, and other reports ...
    • Taxation and Accountability: How to Improve the State-Citizen Social Contract Through Taxation 

      Quak, Evert-jan (IDS, 2019-09-30)
      This rapid review synthesises the literature from academic, policy, and knowledge institution sources on how taxation can be effectively used as an instrument for accountability and responsiveness by governments in Low- ...
    • Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism Programming on Men, Women, Boys and Girls 

      Idris, Iffat (IDS, 2019-10-09)
      The literature stresses the importance of taking a gendered approach in P/CVE programming. Women’s participation can bring different perceptions and experiences, and ensure increased effectiveness and broader reach of P/CVE ...
    • Vaccine Hesitancy: Guidance and Interventions 

      Tull, Kerina (IDS, 2019-09-27)
      Research shows that vaccine hesitancy (i.e. ‘the delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services’ (WHO SAGE, 2014a) is rising, resulting in alarming figures on disease outbreaks ...
    • Lessons Learned from Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Programmes Amid Ongoing Conflict 

      Kelly, Luke (IDS, 2019-10-01)
      This review finds that there is relatively little evidence on what has worked in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in conflict settings. Overall, there is stronger evidence for programmes that seek to ...
    • Non-State Policing in Fragile Contexts 

      Idris, Iffat (IDS, 2019-09-23)
      Non-state policing emerges in situations where formal police agencies are unable to fulfil their roles, either because: they lack resources and capacity; they are corrupt and/or carry out human rights abuses; there are ...
    • Designing and Managing Innovation Portfolios 

      Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2019-09-16)
      This rapid literature review summarises the existing evidence on the design and management of innovation portfolios of organizations from the private sector, public sector and NGOs. This report provides a review of academic ...
    • Tech SMEs in India 

      Price, Roz (IDS, 2019-09-18)
      This rapid review uses a mix of academic and grey literature, with reliance on industry and financial sector reports from the private sector. The review is not comprehensive. Although MSMEs and the entrepreneurial ecosystem ...
    • Foundational Mathematics Education in Developing Countries 

      Bolton, Laura (IDS, 2019-09-09)
      There is concern that children in developing countries are not learning sufficient mathematics skills. Focus on enrolment and literacy may have led to neglect of mathematics learning and less is known about the status in ...
    • Impact of Development Capital on Poverty Reduction 

      Salam, Tasneem (IDS, 2019-08-08)
      Evidence from current publicly available literature indicates that development capital has a positive impact on poverty reduction, but that this is achieved through indirect and induced impact rather than through direct ...
    • G7 and G20 Commitments on Health 

      Lucas, Brian (IDS, 2019-09-27)
      There are four health issues that have received the most consistent attention in G7 and G20 summit declarations, having been addressed in more than half of the summits since 2015 and appearing in 30 or more commitments ...
    • Consumer Pressure, Labour Standards and the Ready-Made Garment sector 

      Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2019-08-06)
      This rapid literature review summarises the existing evidence on labour standards and business outcomes within the global Ready-Made Garment Sector. This report provides a review of academic papers, policy briefs, and other ...