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How and to what degree is the World Bank putting its new institutional citizen engagement commitments into practice? This question guides an independent assessment that the Accountability Research Center at American University has undertaken as part of the Institute of Development Studies-led Action for Empowerment and Accountability research programme’s investigation into how external actors can best support local processes of and conditions for empowerment and accountability.
Religious inequalities, discrimination and conflict, driven by religious nationalism and ethnic tensions, are increasing challenges for many countries in East Asia. Over 80 delegates from a broad spectrum of academic, development practice, civil society and religious backgrounds recently gathered at the Yunus Centre, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, to discuss how efforts to tackle poverty and ‘leave no one behind’ can be made more sensitive and responsive to religious inequalities.
IDS, in partnership with Adapt Peacebuilding and Myanmar’s Relief Action Network for IDP’s and Refugees (RANIR), has won a United...
In a speech at the UN General Assembly, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt...
What Does Closing Civic Space Mean for Development? A Literature Review and Proposed Conceptual Framework
Published by: IDS
What does closing civic space mean for development? Aid donors are concerned about the implications of restrictions on civil society for their partners and programmes, but to date there has been little clarity about what this means for development.
The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) provides research evidence and delivers practical programmes which aim to redress the impact of discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, tackle poverty and exclusion, and promote people’s wellbeing and empowerment. CREID is led by the Institute of Development Studies in partnership with Al-Khoei Foundation, Minority Rights Group and Refcemi (the Coptic Office for Advocacy and Public Policy).