The Eldis Blog

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  • 2 June 2016
    Dr. Grania Bridgen, TB Advisor for Médecins Sans Frontières, writes for Eldis on the rise of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, and the call to action to adequately fund the fight against drug-resistant TB. Follow Graina on Twitter: @TBbrigden
    Grania Bridgen
  • 2 June 2016
    An hour after the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, information on the number of displaced persons and their location was available online. Crowdsourced open data helped to provide knowledge needed to support the humanitarian response to a changing situation in near real time. But the collection and use of this kind of data also presents some risks. Jen Persson looks into the pros and cons.
    Jen Persson
  • 2 June 2016
    Our guest Blog highlights work from Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID), based at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.
  • 2 June 2016
    Since the release, late last year, of the UN Secretary-General’s Expert Advisory Group report ‘A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development’ there has been a renewed flurry of activity and discussion in the development community about the poten
  • 23 May 2016
    In our guest Blog, Ms Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Coordinator, reflects on the recent Women Deliver Conference and shares her insights on efforts to promote improved nutrition through the empowerment of girls.
  • 10 May 2016
  • 5 May 2016
    The foreign aid arena in Africa has traditionally been dominated by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. However, over the past three decades non-traditional donors such as China, have emerged. Read more below in this post from The Conversation.
  • 15 April 2016
    In December 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into South Africa for the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation with great fanfare. There were lots of announcements about prospective investments across Africa. Agriculture featured prominently. But what is the real story of China in Africa on the ground, beyond the hype? Read what Ian Scoones has to say.
  • 8 April 2016
    A new Open Access Special Issue of World Development based on work on the changing role of China and Brazil in Africa’s agriculture is now available (links to individual articles are below, and also via here).
  • 5 April 2016
  • 23 March 2016
    The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. In 2015, they estimated that a slowdown of progress meant the gender gap wouldn't close entirely until 2133.
  • 22 March 2016
    I am using the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status. Migrants fleeing war and persecution are not a new phenomenon.