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Jethro Pettit - Director of Teaching and Learning & Research Fellow

Jethro no longer works at IDS.

Making All Voices Count: A Grand Challenge for Development (MAVC) is a four-year $45 million fund to support innovation, scaling-up, and research that will deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

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The Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency (PVCA) project is an action research project designed by researchers at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and carried out with a number of institutional partners.

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This collaboration between IDS and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) aims to bring appropriate participatory methods into quality assurance within SDC. It will also bring new levels of rigour to the principles of participation, poverty orientation and empowerment in the work of SDC and its partners.

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Deepening individual and collective self-awareness of how our knowledge and values shape our relationships with others

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This is the cover to the report, 'Evaluation of the Strategy for Support via Swedish
Civil Society Organisations 2010-2014'.

Evaluation of the Strategy for Support via Swedish Civil Society Organisations 2010-2014

Report (2015)

This report synthesises the findings and recommendations from an evaluation of Sweden’s Civil Society Strategy 2010–2014 as implemented by Swedish civil society organisations and their national partners in three countries – Nicaragua, Pakistan and Uganda. More details

This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 45.5, 'Localising Governance'.

Localising Governance

IDS Bulletin 45.5 (2014)

Drawing on different perspectives, this IDS Bulletin takes a fresh look at how local governance 'really' works and how it could become more accountable, effective and legitimate to support development that favours poor and marginalised people. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Outcome Measurement in Local Governance Programmes: A Power Dimension

This paper explores how outcome measurement is understood in several SDC local governance programmes, reviewed in a HELVETAS Learning Project. This critical review assesses the extent to which power issues are recognised, understood and tracked within such programmes and suggests ways to enhance this. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Citzens' Media and Communication

Development in Practice 19.4 & 5 (2009)

Citizens' media and communication are still poorly understood in the mainstream of development policy and practice – and are prone to simplistic forms of implementation, because of the lack of a coherent grasp of the social, cultural, and political processes that make them transformative. More details

In defence of agency

09 Dec 2014
By Jethro Pettit

Thematic Expertise:
Capacity Development; Citizenship; Education; Gender; Governance; Collective Action; Democracy; ICTs; Participatory methodologies; Politics and Power; Unruly Politics; Reducing Inequalities; Rights.