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Could INGOs be the future of evidence for development?

Long gone are the days when academic institutions could claim a monopoly on good quality research on development. Many INGOs (international non-governmental organisations) who acquired their initial experience of research as an advocacy tool now have very significant and sophisticated research...

16 May 2019

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Making graduation programmes work for children

Despite progress in the last decade, child poverty remains widespread. Almost 250 million children aged 0-5 in low- and middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Poverty reduction is vital for improving children’s chances in life, both now and into the...

10 May 2019

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Looking at UK issues through an international lens

It still remains a surprise – well, to me at least - that the divisions in research and practice between UK domestic affairs and international development remain so marked today.  Despite extensive discussions on ‘the role and future of development studies’ it appears that most people...

7 May 2019

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Unpacking the epic narratives of the Green Revolution

Nearly 50 years since its apex, the Green Revolution – a chapter in history associated with rapid expansion in agricultural production driven by science and technology – retains the power to inspire. In spite of the criticism emphasising its social and environmental costs, there is talk...

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Lidia Cabral & 2 others

26 April 2019