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Latest documents

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    Implementing people-centred health systems governance in 3 provinces and 11 districts of Afghanistan: A case study

    Z. Anwari / 2015
    Previous studies show that health systems governance influences health system performance and health outcomes. However, there are few examples of how to implement and monitor good governing practices in fragile and conflict affected environments. Good governance has the potential to make the health system people-centered.
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    A land grab for pulp- new mill project by Portucel Mozambique

    Environmental Paper Network, 2017
    This latest discussion document explores the plan by The Navigator Company to develop a new pulp mill in Mozambique. The Portuguese company, operating as Portucel Mozambique and with funding from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, is acquiring huge areas of land for establishing eucalyptus tree plantations to supply the mill.
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    State fragility and governance: Conflict mitigation and subnational perspectives

    D.W. Brinkerhoff / 2011
    Many drivers of intrastate conflict concern the relationship between the state and society, and thus are influenced by the quality of governance. Efforts to restore or create good governance, however, have adopted a relatively standardised democratising template. This article argues that conflict mitigation is a useful mechanism for adapting this template to conditions in fragile states.
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    The techno-centric gaze: incorporating citizen participation technologies into participatory governance processes in the Philippines

    T. Roberts, K. Hernandez / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    In recent years, government and civil society organisations have increasingly deployed digital tools in their efforts to increase the participation of citizens in various aspects of governance.
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    Why invisible power and structural violence persist in the water domain

    Lyla Mehta / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2016
    This article argues that inequality in access to water and sanitation is largely caused and legitimised by different forms of invisible power that prevent universal access. It shows how invisible power combined with structural violence and experiences of unequal citizenship result in dismal access to water that cause systematic harm to poor and marginalised women and men.
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    Courting catastrophe? Humanitarian policy and practice in a changing climate

    S. Eriksen (ed) / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017
    Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing hazard patterns and crises are in reality rarely unexpected, with academic researchers and humanitarian and development organisations warning about possible risks for months before they take place.

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Blog

  • 16 June 2017
    Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice is hardly a new imperative. At its heart is the virtue of research-based evidence informing policy and intervention design, which in turn increases the likelihood of desired outcomes.
    Seife Ayele
  • Moyan Brenn, Study
    6 April 2017
    The terms evidence-based and evidence-informed policy have become commonplace in the development vernacular and many development actors, including Eldis, work to promote the use of research evidence in the design and delivery of development policies and practice.
    Tracy Zussman
  • Image: Mir tribal community by Mathanki Kodavasal,  CC-BY-SA 2.0
    9 March 2017
    This article has been written by Anannya Chakraborty, Researcher, IPE Global - Centre for Knowledge and Development.
    Anannya Chakraborty

What's new

A basic pharmacy | Juliette Humble/DFID
13th November 2017
Our partners at Health Systems Global are developing two linked resources to support access to key evidence and recommended reading for a thematic working group working on health systems
Wheat fields
24th October 2017
Our partners at the GODAN Action network will soon be delivering a new e-learning course on ‘Open Data and Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition’. The course will run from the 13th November to 8th December 2017, and is open to infomediaries, policy makers, administrators, project managers, researchers and scientists working in the area of agriculture.
Favéla Santa Marta, Painting of life in the favéla by dany13 CC BY 2.0
7th June 2017
If you are a regular user of Eldis you will notice some quite big changes to both the appearance of the website and how things are organised.
Man reads newspaper on wall - Dhaka, Bangladesh
15th December 2016
As part of our Eldis 20th Anniversary celebrations we've been delving into the deepest recesses of our memories and rummaging through dusty old box files to try and bring together some of the key moments in our history to date. 
Eldis Anniversary Workshop September 2016
23rd September 2016
More than 50 participants gathered at IDS on 15th and 16th September for our 20th Anniversary workshop."From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development. "