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Assessing the evidence of the impact of governance on development outcomes and poverty reduction
This paper synthesises academic and donor research on the impact of governance work on poverty reduction and development outcomes. There is a large body of work on the critical importance of good governance in developing countries which argues that good governance has both intrinsic and instrumental...
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Author : Early, Lucy and Scott, Zoe
Date : 2010
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Governance, Development, Poverty Reduction
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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Community-based approaches to peacebuilding in conflict-affected and fragile contexts
The impact of violent conflict and fragility on a country’s society, economy and political governance is devastating and encompassing. The effects can be tangible and visible, including killed and injured civilians, destroyed or derelict bridges and wells, and damaged or inadequate health and educat...
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Author : Haider, Huma
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : peace-building, peacebuilding, state-building, statebuilding, community, community-based approaches, fragile states, conflict, development, international development
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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Increased Religiosity Among Women in Muslim Majority Countries
It has hitherto been assumed, at least by western development practitioners, that women's rights are best attained through secularist liberal interpretations of equality, of the sort reflected in conventions such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDA...
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Author : Ladbury, Sarah and Khan, Seema
Date : 2008
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : religion, international development, islam, gender, women, women's issues
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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Literature review on the dynamics of social movements in fragile and conflict-affected states
This literature review assesses the available academic and policy-oriented literature on social movements in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. It examines who becomes involved in collective action and why, the barriers to mobilisation and, where social movements do emerge, how these are able t...
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Author : Earle, Lucy
Date : 2011
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Social Movements, Fragile States, Conflict, Development
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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Political Settlements: Issues paper
Why do similar sets of formal institutions often have such divergent outcomes? An analysis of political settlements goes some way to answering this question by bringing into focus the contending interests that exist within any state, which constrain and facilitate institutional and developmental cha...
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Author : Di John, Jonathan and Putzel, James
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : politics, political settlement, social contract, international development, political economy
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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Political and social analysis for development policy and practice - an overview of five approaches
The use of Political Economy Analysis in development is a relatively recent phenomenon, beginning in the early 2000s. Prior to this, theory and practice largely ignored political and social context. Policies and programmes were planned and implemented in a technical manner, based on the presumption ...
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Author : Haider, Huma and Rao, Sumedh
Date : 2010
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Political Economy Analysis, Development, Policy
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Impact Evaluation and Measuring Results
There has been a renewed interest in impact evaluation and measuring results in recent years amongst development agencies and donors. This paper reviews the case for promoting and formalising qualitative and combined methods for impact evaluation and measuring results, as part of a broader strategy ...
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Author : Garbarino, Sabine and Holland, Jeremy
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : monitoring, evaluation, accountability, impact evaluation, qualitative methods, quantitative methods
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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Southern perspectives on technical cooperation - analytical review and annotated bibliography
This paper is divided into two parts. Part A is an Analytical Review which synthesises findings on Southern perspectives from the post-2000 literature on technical cooperation (TC). Part B is an Annotated Bibliography which provides reference details, internet links and summaries of the key resource...
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Author : Scott, Zoe
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Technical Co-operation, Development
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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State Capacity and Non-state Service Provision in Fragile and Conflict-affected States
How can governments effectively engage with non-state providers (NSPs) of basic services where capacity is weak? This paper examines whether and how fragile and conflict affected states can co-ordinate, finance, and set and apply standards for the provision of basic services by NSPs. It explores way...
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Author : Batley, Richard and Mcloughlin, Claire
Date : 2009
Source : Technical Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : international development, services, health, education, sanitation, fragile states
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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The impact of the financial crisis on conflict and state fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa
The global financial crisis was triggered by the bursting of the United States housing bubble in 2007 and the reverberations of this are now being felt throughout the world. The crisis was greatly exacerbated by the behaviour of banks, which has inevitably made the position of any country that has b...
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Author : Bakrania, Shiv and Lucas, Brian
Date : 2009
Source : Discussion Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : economic crisis, financial crisis, africa, sub-saharan africa, conflict, security
Collection : GSDRC Emerging Issues Papers
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