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This is the front cover for IDS Policy Briefing 85.

Investing in the Future: Reforming Public Policy to End Undernutrition in India

IDS Policy Briefing 85 (2015)

Despite substantial economic growth, India still has one of the highest undernutrition rates in the world. Because of its large population, India is home to almost 40 per cent of the world’s stunted children. To date extensive public policy initiatives such as the Integrated Child Development Services and the Public Distribution System together with the considerable improvements in their implemen More details

IDS Policy Briefing 84 Front Cover

Realising the Potential of Civil Society-led South-South Development Cooperation

IDS Policy Briefing 84 (2015)

Civil Society Organisations from the BRICS countries and Mexico are leading a huge range of South-South Development Cooperation (SSDC) initiatives. More details

This is the cover of the book 'The Politics of Green Transformations'.

The Politics of Green Transformations

Multiple 'green transformations' are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. More details


Balancing Paid Work and Unpaid Care Work to Achieve Women’s Economic Empowerment

IDS Policy Briefing 83 (2015)

It is widely known that women’s economic empowerment can lead to economic growth. However, it is important to understand women’s economic empowerment as not simply about labour force participation, but also about the choice to work, the choice of sector, location and working hours. More details


High-Level Roundtable on Political Settlements: Goodenough College, London, 15 October 2014

IDS Evidence Report 105 (2015)

This roundtable was held at Goodenough College, London, on 15 October 2014. Its purpose was to engage high-level policymakers and academics on the relevance of the political settlement lens for the comparative study of political settlements within countries across different time periods and levels. More details


The Political Economy of Low-carbon Investments: Insights from the Wind and Solar Power Sectors in India

IDS Evidence Report 104 (2015)

The primary motivation behind this research is the need to accelerate the supply of renewable energy because of the important role that it plays in mitigating climate change and in fostering sustainable development. More details

This is the cover to IDS Bulletin 46.1, 'Towards Systemic Approaches to Evaluation and Impact'.

Towards Systemic Approaches to Evaluation and Impact

IDS Bulletin 46.1 (2015)

This IDS Bulletin explores new frontiers in international development evaluation, making a useful contribution to an ongoing debate about how to assess effects and effectiveness without ignoring the complexity of the contemporary development landscape. More details

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Barriers to Use of Refractive Services in Mozambique

This article seeks to understand what barriers may limit their uptake by the general population and inform decision making on improved service delivery. More details

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Fiscal Effects of Aid in Ethiopia: Evidence from CVAR applications

CREDIT Research Paper 14/06 (2015)

Explores the fiscal effects of aid in Ethiopia using Cointegrated VAR methodology, using national data from 1960 to 2009. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Aid and Taxation: Evidence from Ethiopia

Working Paper Series No. 73-2014 (2015)

Explores the relation between aid and tax in the case of Ethiopia. The results show that aid has a beneficial effect on tax revenue, maybe because it supports fiscal and tax administration reform. More details

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