R4D : research for development

Abstract: R4D is a free access on-line portal containing the latest information about research funded by DFID, including details of current and past research in over 30,000 project and document records. Themes include agriculture, education, health, governance and conflict, food security, and social change. Author(s): DFID Source(s): , Published: 2012 Department for international development (DFID),…

Micro-methods in evaluating governance interventions

Abstract: This paper is designed as a working guide for practitioners who would like to conduct scientifically credible impact evaluations of donor-assisted and government-sponsored governance programmes. Generally, decision-makers should strengthen the “evidence-based” development policy agenda. Author(s): Garcia, [Maria] Melody Source(s): , Discussion paper / German development institute; 7/2011 59 p., ill., graphs, tabs Discussion paper…

Social accountability in Africa : practitioners’ experiences and lessons

Abstract: This publication is a knowledge resource to support policy-makers, public policy practitioners, law-makers, public institutions, – managers, the scientific community, civil society, donors, development agencies and all those concerned with the ‘governance-accountability’ nexus in Africa. Author(s): Claasen, Mario; Alpín-Lardiés, Carmen Source(s): , viii, 224 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2010 Institute for democracy in…

An upside down view of governance

Abstract: Central question of this paper is how to increase effective, accountable public authority in poor countries of the global South. Examples and studies from all over the world provide a fresh perspective on governance focusing less on the destination and more on the means of getting there. Author(s): Unsworth, Sue Source(s): , 83 p.…

Why accountability matters

Abstract: This ODI policy brief points out that strengthening accountability is fundamentally a political activity, requiring a robust understanding of local politics (and not just party politics) combined with smarter and more flexible ways of delivering aid and technical support. Author(s): Wild, Leni; Foresti, Marta; Harris, Dan Source(s): , Policy brief / Overseas development institute…

The politics of poverty : elites, citizens and states : findings from ten years of DFID-funded research on governance and fragile states 2001-2010 : a synthesis paper

Abstract: This paper provides a brief overview of what different DFID funded programmes have told us about governance, fragility and conflict in the developing world. Key message is that to understand development we must understand the politics that shape it. Author(s): Ramshaw, Graeme; DFID Source(s): , 97 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 Department for international…

Accountability tools for policy research : an online source of accountability tools for organisations conducting policy relevant research

Abstract: The One World Trust designed this accountability database to support researchers, campaigners and research managers to think through the way they use evidence to influence policy in an accountable way. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2010 One world trust, [London] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.oneworldtrust.org/apro/