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    • Working with the Media in Pursuit of Health for All 

      Gatellier, Karine; Copper, Janice; Ayub Kirunda, Kakaire; Sonkarlay, Sehwah; Bose, Shibaji; Gwaikolo, Wilfred; Barker, Tom (Future Health Systems, 2018-09)
      Working with the media can be part of an effective strategy for influencing actors and debates in ways that can help to foster positive change – from awareness raising, visibility or recognition, to changes in attitudes and ...
    • Seasonal Variation in the Proximal Determinants of Undernutrition During the First 1000 Days of Life in Rural South Asia: A Comprehensive Review 

      Madan, Emily M.; Haas, Jere D.; Menon, Purnima; Gillespie, Stuart (Elsevier B.V., 2018-12)
      In this review, the influence of seasonal variation on undernutrition during the first 1000 days of life of life in rural South Asia is conceptualized using a modified framework developed under the “Tackling the Agriculture ...
    • Does Fiscal Decentralization Enhance Citizens’ Access to Public Services and Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire Municipalities in a Conflict Setting 

      Sanogo, Tiangboho (Elsevier, 2018-09-17)
      Fiscal decentralization has been implemented in many countries with an explicit objective of improving public service delivery and reduce poverty. However, its effectiveness in achieving these goals are much debated and ...
    • Une Histoire Politique du Tonkpi dans l'Ouest Ivoirien. Marginalisation régionale et émergence de l'UDPCI 

      Allouche, Jeremy; Bley, Hyacinthe Digbeugby (Cairn.Info, 2017)
      The creation of a political party is generally associated with key personalities and/or a political ideology. Rarely, however, is its territorial rooting considered. This article examines the case of Tonkpi – the former ...
    • Revenue Sharing in Mining in Africa: Empirical Proxies and Determinants of Government Take 

      Lundstøl, Olav (IDS, 2018-09-19)
      This ICTD Research in Brief is a two-page summary of ICTD Working paper 81 by Olav Lundstøl. This series is aimed at policy makers, tax administrators, fellow researchers and anyone else who is big on interest and short ...
    • The Current Situation of Persons with Disabilities in Jordan 

      Thompson, Stephen (IDS, 2018-08-03)
      This helpdesk research report presents recent data on the state of persons with disabilities (PWD) in Jordan, including data on access to basic services; the political, social, cultural, and economic context for persons ...
    • Strengthening Research Systems: Concepts, Actions and Actors 

      Datta, Ajoy (IDS, 2018-08-31)
      There are few frameworks that explicitly conceptualise social science research systems in a ‘developing’ country context. What frameworks there are tend to focus on health and agriculture. However, drawing on related or ...
    • WhatsApp and Local Media (Grand Nord) – 9-18 September 2018 

      Sweet, Rachel; Bedford, Juliet (Anthrologica, 2018-09-19)
      This note provides an overview of a selection of key messages related to the Ebola outbreak and response that are circulating on WhatsApp and the local media (radio, print and video) in North Kivu, DRC, between 9-18 September ...
    • School Nutrition Programme, Bangladesh: WFP-BRAC Initiative 

      Kabir, Md. Abid Ul; Islam, Md. Sirajul (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA), 2018-09)
      High rates of malnutrition in children, adolescents and women are a major concern in Bangladesh. World Food Programme (WFP) and BRAC initiated a school feeding programme in 2012 targeting children from poor households. ...
    • Impact Evaluation of the SADA Millennium Villages Project in Northern Ghana: Endline Summary Report 

      Barnett, Chris; Masset, Edoardo; Dogbe, Tony; Jupp, Dee; Korboe, David; Acharya, Arnab; Nelson, Kelsy; Eager, Rachel; Hilton, Tom (Itad in association with IDS, LSHTM and PDA Ghana, 2018-09-18)
      The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) aims to demonstrate how the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) could be achieved locally through an integrated approach to development. While the MDGs have now been superseded by the ...
    • Uncovering 'Community': Challenging an Elusive Concept in Development and Disaster Related Work 

      Titz, Alexandra; Cannon, Terry; Krüger, Fred (Societies, 2018-08)
      In all areas of academic or practical work related to disaster risk, climate change and development more generally, community and its adjunct community-based have become the default terminology when referring to the local ...
    • INGOs Relocating to the Global South 

      Williams, Kirsten (IDS, 2018-09-14)
      Under the localisation agenda of integrating more local actors in the humanitarian and development ecosystem, some INGOs are looking to adapt their discourse and structures. Relocating their headquarters to the Global South ...
    • Transformations to Sustainability 

      Scoones, Ian; Stirling, Andy; Abrol, Dinesh; Atela, Joanes; Charli-Joseph, Lakshmi; Eakin, Hallie; Ely, Adrian; Olsson, Per; Pereira, Laura; Priya, Ritu; van Zwanenberg, Patrick; Yang, Lichao (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2018-09-12)
      The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight how transformations to sustainable economies and societies are a major global challenge. This Working Paper offers a brief overview of different conceptual approaches to ...
    • Girls’ Educational Needs in Libya 

      Carter, Becky (IDS, 2018-09-11)
      Girls’ – and boys’ – education in Libya has been affected by the ongoing conflict. Seven years on from the 2011 crisis, three governments compete for power, with deep divisions along political, geographic, religious and ...
    • Are There Any Reliable Data on Wages in Low-Income Countries? Observations and Lessons from Ethiopia 

      Mengistu, Andualem; Mascagni, Giulia (IDS, 2018-09-07)
      Administrative data from tax returns have recently become available in many African countries thanks to the modernisation of revenue authorities and the digitisation of tax records. The availability of these data has opened ...
    • Ending Tuberculosis 

      Millington, Kerry A. (IDS, 2018-08)
      This report examines the challenges facing ending tuberculosis (TB). TB is preventable and curable, and yet it continues to affect over 10 million people a year and is the world’s deadliest infectious disease. TB affects ...
    • Tax in Development – Towards a Strategic Aid Approach 

      Lundstøl, Olav (IDS, 2018-09-07)
      The paper represents a step in the direction of thinking systematically about tax related aid efforts from a poverty and development perspective of an aid agency. It sets out a multi-tiered framework of some key indicators ...
    • Mother Tongue Education Improves Literacy in Uganda 

      Tofaris, Elizabeth; Thornton, Rebecca (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-09)
      Children whose first language is not the language of instruction in school are more likely to drop out or fail in early grades. Research from the Universities of Illinois and their Ugandan partners Mango Tree Educational ...
    • Does Land Titling Matter? The Role of Land Property Rights in Colombia’s War on Drugs 

      Muñoz-Mora, Juan Carlos; Tobón, Santiago; d’Anjou, Jesse Willem (IDS, 2018-09)
      The ‘war on drugs’ has failed. Despite an increase in law enforcement, production levels of coca – the crop used to make cocaine – have hardly altered in the last decade. A 2017 report by the United Nations Office on Drugs ...
    • Introduction: Overcoming Inequalities in Teaching and Learning 

      Rose, Pauline (Springer Netherlands, 2015-09)
      This Introduction highlights the main focus of the special issue on "Overcoming inequalities in teaching and learning". The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality ...