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Published by: Institute of Development Studies
Public finance theory suggests that property tax is an ideal local tax. But it’s also a ‘data-hungry’ tax, making it difficult and...
Developing a methodology on pathways to economic development through South-South Trade, Investment and Knowledge Exchange
The project on ‘Developing a methodology on pathways to economic development through South-South Trade, Investment and Knowledge Exchange’ is examining the rationale for promoting South-South trade and investment linkages based on the International Trade Centre (ITC)’s experiences with South-South trade and investment projects.
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stunted growth in children and multisectoral action to address it are dominant ideas in the international nutrition community today, and...
Nutrition Transition in Zambia: Changing Food Supply, Food Prices, Household Consumption, Diet and Nutrition Outcomes
The nutrition transition literature has generally drawn on epidemiologic and demographic changes to make its argument, because in many...
The Role of Information Communication Technology to Enhance Property Tax Revenue in Africa: A Tale of Four Cities in Three Countries
Published by: ICTD and IDS
Information communication technology (ICT) is an important tool to support local governments in their efforts to more efficiently...
Evaluations of social protection interventions across Africa often register significant success in improving household food security indicators, but little or no improvement in individual nutritional outcomes. One reason is under-coverage of poor people; another is the low value of social transfers. This paper reviews experiences with social protection in six African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The issue of power in food and nutrition governance is under-explored. This research looks at the power of international actors and the (lack of) participation of those experiencing malnutrition in the setting of nutrition policy, as ethical issues.
The ‘Right to Nutrition’ in its Social, Legal and Political Context: A Scoping Study in Two Low-Income Countries
A ‘right to nutrition’ has been suggested as a normative concept that might increase the impact of nutrition policy and action. This research will start to explore the views of those working for improved nutrition, and their understanding of - or desire for - a right to nutrition approach to address the intractable issue of malnutrition and its social determinants.