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Green Transformations - Is There a Fast Track?
The green transformation is different from previous transformations in one critical respect: urgency. This is the first transformation in history to be achieved against a deadline. Hence the question in the title: is there a fast track? This paper seeks answers by addressing five sub-questions: what, why, how, who and when. More details
A Review of Tax Experiments: from the Lab to the Field
Tax revenue mobilisation is attracting increasing attention among researchers and policymakers in developed and developing countries alike. More details
Planning and Costing to Accelerate Actions for Scaling Up Nutrition
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement was launched in 2010 to reinvigorate efforts to address undernutrition globally. It brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to strengthen political commitments and improve accountability by providing a platform for collective action in which governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), businesses, donors and the United Nations can work together. More details
Advisory Council Seminar VI, 7 July 2014: IDS Rising Powers in International Development Advisory Council Discussion
This document presents a summary of a discussion held on 7 July 2014 between members of the Advisory Council of the IDS Rising Powers in International Development (RPID) programme and IDS RPID staff members. The discussion was held at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton. More details
Understanding China’s Approaches to International Development
China’s impressive economic growth and increasing development activities overseas, particularly in the African continent, have spurred intense debate and criticism over its role as a rising power in international development. More details
Seizing the Opportunity to Sustain Economic Growth by Investing in Nutrition in Zambia
It is to the credit of the Zambian leadership and the development community that a great deal of momentum for nutrition has been built in the past few years. More details
Turning Rapid Growth into Meaningful Growth: Sustaining the Commitment to Nutrition in Zambia
The articles in this IDS Special Collection show how the commitment to nutrition has been built in Zambia, and provide some pointers and guides to the ways in which that increased commitment could be leveraged to raise resources and how to allocate these. More details
Green Transformations Need a People-Focused Politics
Blog post published on the Transforming Development blog. More details
Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility: Evidence from Two Communities in Pakistan
This report contributes to the Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility project by examining the impact of food price volatility on poor and vulnerable households through qualitative research conducted in 2012 and 2013 at ‘listening posts’ in a rural and urban area of Pakistan. More details
Assessing Impact in Dynamic and Complex Environments: Systemic Action Research and Participatory Systemic Inquiry
This CDI Practice Paper is about the uses of Systemic Action Research (SAR) and Participatory Systemic Inquiry (PSI) for impact assessment (Burns 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013; Wadsworth 2001, 2010). More details