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Business, State and Society: Changing Perspectives, Roles and ApproachesIDS Bulletin 46.3 (2015)
The debate on the role of business and markets in development has a long history, marked by divergent and strongly held perspectives, but also shifts in dominant thinking about what is feasible and desirable. While only two decades ago debates were about the state vs the market, there is currently broad consensus that both are essential. More details
Decrypting Copts’ Perspectives on Communal Relations in Contemporary Egypt through Vernacular Politics (2013–2014)IDS Working Paper 456 (2015)
The study of vernacular allows for an examination of multiple forms of citizen voice, agency and embedded relations that contribute to understandings of securities and insecurities in highly distinct ways. More details
Pro-Poor Access to Green Electricity in KenyaIDS Evidence Report 135 (2015)
Is Kenya on track to follow an electrification strategy that is green and pro-poor? What are the main challenges to following this path? The two questions guiding this study are particularly relevant in a country with exceptional renewable energy resources, but where 80 per cent of the population lacks access to electricity and 50 per cent lives in poverty. More details
Who Drives Climate-relevant Policy Implementation in China?IDS Evidence Report 134 (2015)
Climate change is emerging as one of the biggest challenges confronting the sustainability of our planet, affecting the development prospects of both developed and developing countries. There is a global effort to find solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the cause of climate change, by altering patterns of socioeconomic development. More details
Accountability for International Nutrition Commitment Initiatives
This paper draws on secondary data to map out a proliferating set of international nutrition commitment initiatives, and assesses how these employ accountability mechanisms to support the delivery of financial and other commitments. More details
Making Sanitation and Hygiene Safer: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Violence
This issue of Frontiers of CLTS focuses on the issue of safety and vulnerabilities to violence that women, girls and sometimes boys and men can face which are related to sanitation and hygiene. More details
Who Drives Climate-relevant Policies in Brazil?IDS Evidence Report 132 (2015)
In this report, the central question of our research is who drives/obstructs climate-relevant policies in Brazil, paying special attention to renewable energy policies, climate policies and politics. More details
Sexuality, Poverty and Politics in RwandaIDS Evidence Report 131 (2015)
Recent legislative developments in Africa have focused international attention on the legal status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the continent. More details
PDS ‘To Go’? ‘Portability’ of Rights through Real-time Monitoring: the Centralised Online Real-time Electronic PDS in Chhattisgarh, IndiaIDS Evidence Report 133 (2015)
Information and communications technology (ICT)-based reforms are increasingly being used to improve the delivery of public services. More details
Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World
Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. More details