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This is the cover to IDS Working Paper 458, 'A Common Sense Approach to the Right to Food'.

A Common Sense Approach to the Right to Food

IDS Working Paper 458 (2015)

Despite the growing activism and debate around the right to food in the past decade, there has been little exploration of what the right means in everyday life and in the routine encounters between states and citizens. More details

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WINNN and ORIE: Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria

This two page briefing provides an overview of the work of the DFID-funded Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria programme, which is seeking to improve the nutritional status of over 6 million children across five northern states, and its independent Operations Research and Impact Evaluation component. More details


Unravelling Commitment? An Empirical Assessment of Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Five High Burden Countries

IDS Evidence Report 138 (2015)

In recent years, the global hunger and nutrition community has increasingly come to view political commitment as an essential ingredient for pushing food and nutrition security higher up public policy agendas. More details


Event Report: Right or Wrong? What Values Inform Modern Impact Evaluation?

IDS Evidence Report 139 (2015)

This workshop was supported by the Institute of Development Studies’ (IDS’) Department for International Development (DFID) Accountable Grant, with a view to start a dialogue around the use and application of ethics in impact evaluation. More details


Background Report: Right or Wrong? What Values Inform Modern Impact Evaluation?

IDS Evidence Report 140 (2015)

This background report supported an event hosted in January 2015 by the Centre for Development Impact (CDI) – a joint initiative between the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Itad and the University of East Anglia (UEA) – with the objective of opening up the debate on ethics and exploring how it can become more relevant to the field of impact evaluation. More details


Constitutional Reforms and Access to HIV Services for Women in Low-resource Settings in Nairobi, Kenya

IDS Evidence Report 137 (2015)

After more than two decades of agitation for a new constitution, the violence that followed Kenya’s 2007 presidential elections finally led to a reform movement to overhaul the way the country was governed. On 4 August 2010, voters approved a new Constitution by a clear majority, reflecting a widespread desire for change. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Working Paper 457, 'Inequality, Social Cooperation and Local Collective Action'.

Inequality, Social Cooperation and Local Collective Action

IDS Working Paper 457 (2015)

This paper examines the relationship between inequality and collective action, and identifies a range of mechanisms that shape the association between income inequality and local collective action. More details


Is Indian Development Cooperation Taking a New Direction Under Modi?

IDS Policy Briefing 94 (2015)

Rising powers such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are taking independent stands and changing the discourse on development cooperation in international fora. India has played a key role in driving this, most recently contributing to the establishment of the BRICS Development Bank and being nominated to host its first presidency. More details

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