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    Asian development after the Asian Drama

    United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2018
    Inspired 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:
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    Guidelines for designing and monitoring social accountability interventions

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, 2018
    This 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).
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    Why African tax authorities should employ more women: evidence from the Uganda Revenue Authority

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Tax 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.
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    The challenges of institutionalizing community-level social accountability mechanisms for health and nutrition: a qualitative study in Odisha, India

    BioMed Central, 2018
    India 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.
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    The role of teachers in peace-building in Rwanda and South Africa

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    In 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.
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    Disability inclusion and disaster risk reduction: overcoming barriers to progress

    Overseas Development Institute, 2018
    Disasters 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 disaster
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    Evidence and gap map of studies assessing the effectiveness of interventions for people with disabilities

    The Campbell Collaboration, 2018
    This 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).
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    Private sector development in countries progressing to peace and prosperity

    Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2018
    This 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.
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    The economic dimensions of mobility: access to jobs and sustainable livelihoods

    Overseas Development Institute, 2018
    In 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.
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    Transformations to sustainability

    STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2018
    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight how transformations to sustainable economies and societies are a major global challenge.

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