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IDS publications on international development research

What Is Happening to Donor Support for Women's Rights?

This article deals examinse the recent trend that human rights, including women's rights are dropping off the donor agenda. More details

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Hiding relations. The irony of 'effective aid'

IDS publications on international development research

Gender Myths in the British Aid Programme

IDS publications on international development research

The capacity to have an effect: An Efficacy Study of the Caribbean Child Support Initiative

IDS publications on international development research

Relationships Matter: The Best Kept Secret of International Aid?

Taking as starting point current orthodoxies of results-based management, this article discusses the long duration of the substantialist 'philosophical plumbing' of international aid and the ambivalent, if not subversive, relational response of some aidpractitioners. More details

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Evidence submitted to the APPG Inquiry on Aid Effectiveness

Non-IDS publication

Choosing words with care: Shifting meanings of women's empowerment in international development

Women’s empowerment’ is a fuzzy concept as used by international development organisations. Historical textual analysis and interviews with officials in development agencies reveal its adaptability and capacity to carry multiple meanings that variously wax and wane in their discursive influence. More details

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Accounts of Crisis: Poor People's Experiences of the Food, Fuel and Financial Crises in Five Countries

Report on a pilot study in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya and Zambia, January-March 2009 More details

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Collecting Stories of Empowerment

A framework document for the DAC POVNET Task Team on Empowerment. More details

Front cover of the In Focus Policy Briefing 7

Growth Diagnostics: A New Binding Constraint to Poverty Reduction?

This briefing asks: can the new growth agenda deliver on its promises for the poor? And where there are failings, what should be done? More details

Front cover of the In Focus Policy Briefing 7

Beyond Redistribution: Relational Perspectives on Economic Justice

To successfully address economic injustices, redistribution policies must be designed to recognise the webs of societal relations that influence people's economic choices. More details

Front cover of the In Focus Policy Briefing 7

Towards a New Social Justice Agenda: understanding Political responses to crises

Food riots across the developing world in 2008 sent powerful messages about the limits to people's tolerance of acute economic insecurity. More details

IDS Research Summary

Power, Mutual Accountability and Responsibility in the Practice of International Aid: A Relational Approach (Research Summary)

IDS publications on international development research

Conceptualising Policy Practices in Researching Pathways of Women's Empowerment

IDS publications on international development research

Hovering on the threshold: Challenges and Opportunities for critical and reflexive ethnographic research in support of International Aid Practice

IDS publications on international development research

Conceptualising empowerment and the implications for pro poor growth

IDS Working Paper

Power, Mutual Accountability and Responsibility in the Practice of International Aid: A Relational Approach

Drawing on both theory and experience, this paper takes a fresh look at current efforts to strengthen mutual accountability in international aid relations. What additional possibilities become available when we conceptualise aid as a field of interdependent and dynamic relations that are played out in the absence of pre-established consensus or shared vision concerning desired changes? More details

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Thinking about change for development practice: a case study from Oxfam GB

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The Power of Labelling

Non-IDS publication

Gender Equality and Aid Effectiveness - Challenges and Opportunities for International Practice: Experiences from South East Asia

This paper is a report of a Workshop on Aid Effectiveness and Gender Equality in South East Asia, Bangkok, April 2007. It presents lessons from case studies in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Timor Leste. More details

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