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Effectiveness of Strategies to Improve Health-Care Provider Practices in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: a Systematic Review

Published by Elsevier

Inadequate health-care provider performance is a major challenge to the delivery of high-quality health care in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Health Care Provider Performance Review (HCPPR) is a comprehensive systematic review of strategies to improve health-care provider...

Kathy Holloway & 5 others

8 October 2018

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The Millennium Villages: Lessons on Evaluating Integrated Rural Development

Published by IDS

Integrated development projects seem to have largely fallen out of favour since their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s. Integrated projects are by their nature often complex and messy – and this has thrown up challenges for researchers and evaluators attempting to assess the benefits of...

30 September 2018


INGOs Relocating to the Global South

Published by IDS

Under the localisation agenda of integrating more local actors in the humanitarian and development ecosystem, some INGOs are looking to adapt their discourse and structures. Relocating their headquarters to the Global South is one of the most visible manifestations of this change. However, the...

14 September 2018


Transformations to Sustainability

Published by ESRC STEPS Centre

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight how transformations to sustainable economies and societies are a major global challenge. This Working Paper offers a brief overview of different conceptual approaches to transformation, and outlines a set of practical principles for effective...

12 September 2018


Girls’ Educational Needs in Libya

Published by IDS

Girls’ – and boys’ – education in Libya has been affected by the ongoing conflict. Seven years on from the 2011 crisis, three governments compete for power, with deep divisions along political, geographic, religious and ethnic lines (Freedom House, 2018; OCHA, 2017, pp. 7-8). Fighting...

11 September 2018