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Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile phone intervention to improve post-rape service delivery in South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Mobile health (mHealth) interventions – in which mobile phones are used to advance positive health outcomes – have only recently been applied to addressing broader questions of health governance.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Since joining the Open Government Partnership in 2011, the Indonesian Government has shown some commitment towards implementing initiatives that increase citizen voice and social accountability.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017The rapid spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) (and of mobile phones in particular) across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has generated considerable excitement in development circles regarding their potential to revolutionise service delivery in health systems.Document
Shifting the spotlight: understanding crowdsourcing intermediaries in transparency and accountability initiativesInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Crowdsourcing intermediaries form part of a new wave of technology-enabled collaborative transparency initiatives where the information that is required to effect change is generated by citizens themselves.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Two of the central challenges in building accountability for marginalised people are how to reach and meaningfully involve the most excluded, and how to establish the kinds of relationships that mean they can achieve, influence and expect government responsiveness.DocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2017Experimentation with radically open and collaborative ways of producing knowledge and material artefacts can be found everywhere - from the free/libre and open-source software movement to citizen science initiatives, and from community-based fabrication labs and makerspaces to the production of open-source scientific hardware.Document
ICTs and the challenge of health system transition in low and middle-income countries | Globalization and Health | Full TextBioMed Central, 2017The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common illnesses, especially by the poor. First, it argues that the health sector is best conceptualized as a 'knowledge economy'.Document
Translating complex realities through technologies: lessons about participatory accountability from South AfricaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Accountability is a complex issue in South Africa. The country has high levels of inequality, and marginalised groups struggle to make themselves heard by those in power. Yet the issue is further complicated by an interacting set of factors, including the legacy of apartheid, gender and religious issues, and the lack of access to those in power.Document
Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.Document
Connecting Agriculture to better Nutrition in South Asia: Innovation as a process of socio-technical changeLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017In South Asia, undernutrition remains a widespread problem, in spite of strong economic growth in countries such as India, which continues to struggle with stubbornly high rates of maternal malnutrition and child stunting. This paper explores the potential for different kinds of innovation to strengthen the connections between agriculture and nutrition in South Asia.