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Workshop Report: Framing Ethics in Impact Evaluation: Where Are We? Which Route Should We Take?
This was an interactive workshop – supported by the Institute of Development Studies’ (IDS) Department for International Development (DFID) Accountable Grant and the University of East Anglia (UEA) – with a view to opening up the debate on ethics in impact evaluation to a wider audience in 2015. More details
Ensuring Integrated Water Resource Management in Tanzania Benefits All
The introduction of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the early 1990s by international donors has led to some important new knowledge about availability and uses of water resources in Tanzania. More details
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
Financing Green Transformations
Different green transformations are more compatible with some types of finance than others, but not all forms of finance are equally abundant. Building on these two facts, this chapter examines the relationship between the financial systems and the types of transformation that might emerge. More details
Learning from Southern Africa on Fair and Effective Integrated Water Resources Management
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been promoted by international donors, global water organisations and financers as the answer to the water crisis in the Global South. More details
Addressing Issues of Equity and Poverty Reduction in South Africa’s Water Reforms
Over the last couple of decades Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has become the defining water policy paradigm across the globe. More details
Achieving a More Egalitarian Water Allocation System in Zimbabwe
A number of major changes have affected water use in Zimbabwe. These include an increased urban population putting heavy pressure on the inadequate and poorly maintained water infrastructure resulting in serious environmental concerns. 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