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for 2016-8

Reforming the UN Development System: Can North and South Overcome Their Political Differences in Making the UN Fit for Purpose?

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31 Aug 2016

German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Discussion Paper 14/2016; Author: Max-Otto Baumann – Details for “Reforming the UN Development System: Can North and South Overcome Their Political Differences in Making the UN Fit for Purpose?”

This paper identifies three strategic directions for reform and how Member States should change their behaviour towards the UNDS if they wish to fully exploit the UNDS’s comparative advantages as the epitome of multilateral global development cooperation.

Interactive Knowledge Generation in Urban Green Building Transitions

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25 Aug 2016

Université du Luxembourg; The Professional Geographer; Authors: Bérénice Preller, et al. – Details for “Interactive Knowledge Generation in Urban Green Building Transitions”

Drawing on experiences from an international research project on urban green building transitions, this article explores the potentials and challenges of interactive and collaborative knowledge generation methods in understanding sustainability transitions.

Margherita Giordano: Looking at the Complementaries between Social Protection and Health Policies

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22 Aug 2016

Margherita Giordano, junior researcher from Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research AISSR at the University of Amsterdam highlights the project's approach of combining both, research and governance. (see also individual interviews)

Civil Society Innovation and Resilience in the Struggle for the Right to Food in India

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18 Aug 2016

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Working Paper 475; Authors: Pande, S. and Houtzager, P. – Details for “Civil Society Innovation and Resilience in the Struggle for the Right to Food in India”

India’s national network of social justice activists and civil society organisations helped achieve legal recognition for the Right to Food in the early 2000's. This working paper explains what happens to a network when one of its members enters electoral politics, and the campaign's resilience in a hostile political environment.

Kennedy Alatinga: We Use a Different Methodology in the SHPIG Research

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16 Aug 2016

Local Coordinator Kennedy Alatinga, from the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Ghana, comments on his role in the SHPIG Project and the methodological approach, which he finds the most interesting about this research. (see also individual interviews)

DIE Comments on German Strategy for Sustainable Development Draft

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15 Aug 2016

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has published a document (in German) analysing the strategy draft by the Federal Government of Germany.

Call for Participation: Workshop on Measurement and Evaluation of Women's Empowerment

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12 Aug 2016

The Center For International Policy Studies (CeSPI) is organising a workshop focusing on measurement and evaluation of women's empowerment to be held in Rome during the first week of October.

Using Citizen Evidence to Improve Public Services: Lessons From the UPIK Program in Yogyakarta

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11 Aug 2016

Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Knowledge Sector Initiative; Working Paper 11; Authors: Iskhak Fatonie, Arnaldo Pellini, Hester Smidt and Indri Apriliyanti – Details for “Using Citizen Evidence to Improve Public Services: Lessons From the UPIK Program in Yogyakarta”

The Unit for Information and Complaint Service (Unit Pelayanan Informasi dan Keluhan, or UPIK) was started in 2003 under the leadership of the mayor of Yogyakarta City in Indonesia, Herry Zudianto. The Unit enabled more open communication between the public and the city government.

Call for Participation: Working Group on "Education for Global Justice and Citizen Engagement"

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10 Aug 2016

The convenors of the Working Group on Education for global justice and citizen education cordially invite researchers to join the Working Group.

The SHPIG Research Team: Presenting a Multi-level & Interactive Research Process

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08 Aug 2016

In this short video, team members of the project "Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth" (SHPIG) are asked about their role and their main interest in the project. (see also individual interviews)

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