Latest News

What's new from the Eldis team?

7th August 2014
With the Brazilian World Cup a recent memory what motivates countries to divert huge amounts of resources into hosting mega-events such as the World Cup and Olympics? In this article Professor Richard Tomlinson considers China’s, South Africa’s and Brazil’s motivations for such an undertaking, and the accompanying socioeconomic factors that are an inherent part of any mega-event hosting process.
18th July 2014
We are marking World Refugee Day (June 20th) by offering a number of resources that highlight the plight of the refugees from Syria’s bloody civil war. The Syrian crisis has prompted one of the largest movement of peoples since World War II and has had a huge impact on its Middle Eastern neighbours.
15th July 2014
In this article, Professor Ana María Ibáñez, from the University of Los Andes in Colombia, describes how the country's 50-year conflict has shaped local institutions, social preferences and the capacity of people to act collectively.  This piece is based on collaborative research undertaken with colleague Margarita Gáfaro, and Patricia Justino from the Institute of Devleopment Studies (IDS), UK.
8th July 2014
Heteronormativity - the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm and any other form of sexual desire, expression or relationship is abnormal or wrong - has many potential implications for international development.
4th July 2014
Energy poverty is a major development issue - close to one-fifth of the world’s population does not have access to electricity. There is also the pressing need to decarbonise existing energy systems to address climate change. Making progress on both objectives requires a sharp increase in renewable electricity production.
4th July 2014
April 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Eldis collaboration with Noragric to produce the Eldis Norway Research Window and Norwegian Research on Environment & Development group.
4th July 2014
In the first of our new Eldis “Spotlight series”, and to celebrate World Water Day, we highlight the work of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
4th July 2014
As the World Cup finals kick-off in Brazil, and protests continue in the streets, Professor Peter Newell, (Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy, at the University of Sussex) examines the issues that have resulted in so much public anger.
4th July 2014
Conflict-related sexual violence remains pervasive across the globe.
4th July 2014
The latest article in our “Spotlight series” profiling research organisations based in developing countries looks at the work of the South African Institute of International Affairs.
13th June 2014
Mobile communication technology is becoming a more popular tool in maternal health. Three years on since Hillary Clinton launched the MAMA programme and as Canada prepares to host the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit, we look at the possibilities and potential pitfalls of this tool.
5th June 2014
Steve Lewis, Head of Global Health Advocacy at RESULTS UK writes for Eldis on a recent report from Tanzania which raises questions on the link between private sector growth and improved nutrition.
5th June 2014
The second article in our “Spotlight series” profiling research organisations based in developing countries looks at the work of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa.
5th June 2014
Colleagues at the Future Agriculture Consortium and the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex have developed an interesting approach to educating and influencing development practitioners on the opportunities and challenges facing small farmers in Afric
5th June 2014
The term 'agroforestry' was coined in the mid-1970s as part of a research study led by the John Bene of Canada’s International Development Research Centre. The study called for global recognition of the key role trees play on farms and the International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), now also known as the World Agroforestry Centre, was created in 1978 to take up this challenge.
20th May 2014
On 31 March, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second installment of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report made international headlines.
28th April 2014
Our colleagues at Evidence on Demand have launched a new Topic Guide on Land. Written by ODI's Anna Locke and Giles Henley, the guide provides a summary of the latest thinking around contemporary global land issues in developing countries.
28th April 2014
We've put together a new collection of resources on the recent session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) convened under the title: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.
8th April 2014
Participants from all corners of the world gathered recently in a wet and windy Brighton, UK to kick-start a new partnership. The organisations represented are joining forces to create a new open platform to increase availability and access to development information – particularly from developing countries. Alan Stanley, who manages the Eldis programme, reports...
26th March 2014
As Russia, one of the so called BRICS economies, assumes the presidency of the G8 this year, and in anticipation of emerging trends and new research we may see coming to the fore in 2014, we highlight some material recently added to the