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What Drives Wind and Solar Energy Investment in India and China?

This research is motivated by the need to transform the basis of energy systems from fossil fuels to renewable sources. As well as the imperative of climate change, this transformation is needed to create development trajectories for economies that are genuinely sustainable over the long term. Our objectives are therefore both environmental and developmental. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Putting the Law in its Place: Analyses of recent developments in law relating to same-sex desire in India and Uganda

This collection of essays has been jointly produced by Sexuality Policy Watch and the IDS Sexuality and Development Programme. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Banking on a New World Order

The establishment of a BRICS bank may see a geopolitical shift from developed countries to developing ones. More details

IDS publications on international development research

ORIE Nigeria: Quantitative Impact Evaluation Baseline Report

This report presents the findings from the baseline survey of the quantitative impact evaluation of the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) Programme interventions in Northern Nigeria. More details

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Learning from India's Development Cooperation

In recent years, India has substantially increased the levels of its development cooperation. It has streamlined its development cooperation activities and put the principles of South-South Cooperation, including respect for national sovereignty, national ownership and independence, non-conditionality and mutual benefit, into action. More details

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Knowledge from the Margins: An Anthology from a Global Network on Participatory Practice and Policy Influence

This anthology is an account of the activities carried out by the Participatory Research Group (PRG) within the Participate initiative between 2012 and 2014, and also a reflection on the methods and processes created and utilised during that time. More details

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China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities

In parallel to its domestic economic boom, China has grown increasingly active and influential on the international stage, including in global development. China’s re-emergence on the global stage is both a cause and a symptom of the fundamental sea change now affecting development assistance and policy. More details

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Maximisation of Benefits for the Poor of Investments in Renewable Electricity: A Policy Tool for Project Planning

Energy poverty is a major development issue: nearly 1.2 billion people, or close to one-fifth of the world’s population, have no access to electricity. Close to 85 per cent of them live in rural areas After falling out of favour in the 1980s, electrification is again seen as central to poverty reduction efforts. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Climate and Environmental Change: Views from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility

How are rapid recent food price changes linked to climate and environmental change? How do people who are vulnerable to these changes view these links? More details

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Strengthening the Poverty Impact of Renewable Electricity Investments: Summary of E-Discussion

On 19 and 20 March 2014 IDS convened an e-discussion on ‘strengthening the poverty impact of renewable electricity investments’. The event sought to instigate a global dialogue on what is required to maximise the poverty impact of clean electricity investments, as well as inform ongoing IDS work on this topic as part of our Accountable Grant with DFID. More details

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