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Reflections on evaluating integrated rural development

The latest IDS Bulletin ‘The Millennium Villages: Lessons on Evaluating Integrated Rural Development' brings together a series of reflections on integrated development and how best to know whether it works and why. It certainly doesn’t provide all the answers; rather it’s meant to...

14 November 2018

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Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil: a call for action

The election of Bolsonaro as President of Brazil, one of the biggest economies in the world, with 55 percent of the votes in the second round, has left me feeling disappointed, sad, and deeply concerned about the human rights of many people.  Like many others in Brazil and from around the...

13 November 2018

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An SDG focus and implications for One Health research

Zoonotic diseases, those passed from animals to people, are distinguished from many others not only by their transmission route but also by virtue of the multi-faceted policy challenges they represent. Diseases might originate from one species (and sector) and affect another, and they might...

5 November 2018

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Hunger-free world needs prosperous farmers

Ending hunger and securing food for all is one of the crucial United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But food security entails sustainable and sufficient production, equitable distribution and efficient consumption of nutritious food. This implies that a flourishing agriculture...

30 October 2018