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- DocumentUnited Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2018Inspired by Gunnar Myrdal’s core concepts discussed in his seminal work, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, published in 1968, this paper analyses the opening-up experiences of three Asian countries (China, India, and Malaysia) by triangulating between the following:DocumentSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2018This document presents a set of principles and general guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability processes, paying particular attention to the importance of context-specific Theories of Change (and therefore of context analysis).DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Tax collection has historically – in Africa and in the rest of the world – been very much a male preserve. The situation is changing. Partly because of changes in the ways in which taxes are collected, women are entering the profession in increasing numbers. In Africa, they are still very much in the minority.Document
The challenges of institutionalizing community-level social accountability mechanisms for health and nutrition: a qualitative study in Odisha, IndiaBioMed Central, 2018India has been at the forefront of innovations around social accountability mechanisms in improving the delivery of public services, including health and nutrition. Yet little is known about how such initiatives are faring now that they are incorporated formally into government programmes and implemented at scale. This brings greater impetus to understand their effectiveness.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2018In 1994, both Rwanda and South Africa emerged from a long and protracted history of colonisation, conflict, genocide, and apartheid which left lasting scars on their education systems. Both countries have undertaken educational reforms to try to strengthen social cohesion.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2018Disasters have a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities, who are at higher risk of death, injury and loss of property. Although the rights and needs of people with disabilities in disasters are increasingly being addressed through policies, standards and guidelines, much more needs to be done to remove the barriers to their inclusion in disasterDocument
Evidence and gap map of studies assessing the effectiveness of interventions for people with disabilitiesThe Campbell Collaboration, 2018This evidence gap map was commissioned to draw together what is known about ‘what works’ for people with disabilities and identify gaps in evidence (i.e. areas where this is less or no evidence).DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2018This report focuses on the specific challenges and opportunities of states that are making 2 challenging concurrent transitions, away from both extreme poverty and from conflict.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2018In 2017, the number of international migrants reached 258 million, while the total number of refugees and asylum-seekers in the world reached 25.9 million. The economic dimensions of mobility, in terms of access to jobs and sustainable livelihoods, are central to the integration process of these groups, yet they often face structural, legal and other barriers.