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IDS publications on international development research

Supporting innovation and the use of technologies in accountability initiatives: lessons from Making All Voices Count

Making All Voices Count was an international initative that harnessed the power of innovation and new technologies to support effective, accountable governance. More details



Inception Report: External evaluation of mobile phone technology-based nutrition and agriculture advisory services in Africa and South Asia

The GSM Association (GSMA), working with a wide range of mobile network operators and civil society organisations, is launching a series of nutrition-focused m-health and m-agriculture initiatives in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. GSMA refers to nutrition-enhanced initiatives collectively as ‘m-nutrition’. This report summarises the plans for an impact evaluation of two of these nutrition-enhanced initiatives: mHealth in Tanzania and mAgri in Ghana. More details



IDS publications on international development research

How Does China’s Rise Affect the Green Transformation

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 8.1 (2018)

The rising powers have become the default movers and shakers in the global economy, including the green economy. This article shows how China has become more powerful in renewable energy and examines the implications for the green transformation. More details


IDS publications on international development research

The art of ‘bureaucraft’: Why and how bureaucrats respond to citizen voice

Despite the recent increase of empirical research and conceptual development in transparency and accountability, much of this has been on the side of citizen action, looking at why and how citizens mobilise around accountability demands and at what makes their actions successful. More details


IDS publications on international development research

The Free State Housing Campaign: supporting people-led demands for social justice and accountable governance

In South Africa, community advice offices (CAOs) have historically played an important role as intermediaries for community issues and in efforts to increase accountability. CAOs are non-profit organisations that offer free legal and human rights information, advice and services to local communities, particularly poor and marginalised groups. More details


IDS publications on international development research

Towards a Peri-Urban Political Ecology of Water Quality Decline

The article shows that as a complex socio-political challenge, water quality decline is centrally shaped by the intensifying linkages between urban and peri-urban forms of development and as a result deserves central attention as part of both these debates. More details


Using qualitative methods to evaluate mobile phone technology based nutrition and agriculture advisory services in Tanzania and Ghana

This brief focuses on the qualitative component of the mNutrition evaluation which is being led by the Institute of Development Studies. The qualitative component helps to explore the complexity of these factors and how they may interact, facilitate or hinder behaviour change in response to the mNutrition intervention. More details


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Navigating Power and Intersectionality to Address Inequality

IDS Working Paper 504 (2017)

This paper examines the drivers of inequality and social exclusion, especially discrimination, with a focus on how they intersect at the levels of family, community and local government institutions. The paper reviews current literature and emerging research, drawing on empirical work being carried out by the authors in Central and Eastern Europe, the UK and Africa. More details


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