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Overcoming the state/non-state divide: an end user approach to security and justice reform

Overcoming the state/non-state divide: an end user approach to security and justice reform

Journal articles or issues, vol.21, issue 2, June 2014
​Despite the widely accepted recognition that fragile and conflict-affected countries are characterized by plural security and justice orders, donor-led security and justice programmes continue to engage overwhelmingly with state actors on the basis of liberal peacebuilding models that internalize Weberian understandings of the state. This paper argues that in order to meaningfully engage with the multitudinous ways in which people access security and justice, external reformers need to develop a comprehensive understanding of this complexity. This article is available to subscribers of International Peacekeeping, or on a pay-per-view basis via Taylor and Francis.
Household water use, poverty and seasonality: Wealth effects, labour constraints, and minimal consumption in Ethiopia

Household water use, poverty and seasonality: Wealth effects, labour constraints, and minimal consumption in Ethiopia

Journal articles or issues, Volume 3, April 2014, May 2014
Josephine Tucker, Alan MacDonald, Lorraine Coulter, Roger Calow
Water use declines in the dry season, as collection times increase. Water use for hygiene is often sacrificed when collection times increase. Poor households use consistently less water than the better-off, due partly to labour shortages. In the dry season poor households use dangerously low levels of water for hygiene. Poor agropastoral households also struggle to provide enough water for livestock in the dry season.
Climate mitigation finance across developing countries: what are the major determinants?

Climate mitigation finance across developing countries: what are the major determinants?

Journal articles or issues, May 2014
This empirical study assesses the relationship between the characteristics of developing countries and the amount of official climate mitigation finance inflow. A two-part model and robustness checks were used to analyse 1998–2010 Rio Marker data on 180 developing countries. The article is available to subscribers of Climate Policy or to purchase through Taylor and Francis.
Institutionalising community policing in Timor-Leste: police development in Asia's youngest country

Institutionalising community policing in Timor-Leste: police development in Asia's youngest country

Journal articles or issues, March 2014
Todd Wassel
As part of ODI’s Securing Communities project, which aims to understand different models of community policing around the world, this case study examines the development of community policing policy and practice in Timor-Leste. As with the Securing Communities project more broadly, the focus is on the diversity of objectives, approaches and methods of community policing, the ‘messy politics’ of its development and what this means for those who aim to support this policing model. This case study examines some key features of community policing policy development and practice in Timor-Leste.
Impact evaluation - are we off the gold standard?

Impact evaluation - are we off the gold standard?

The European Journal of Development Research, Volume 26, Issue 1, January 2014
Maren Duvendack and Laura Camfield
This short article is part of a themed debate speaking to the importance of evaluation and replication of evaluations as a tool to improve the quality of development policy and programmes and explain intended and unintended consequences.
Challenges in humanitarian information management and exchange: evidence from Haiti

Challenges in humanitarian information management and exchange: evidence from Haiti

Disasters, Volume 38 supplement 1, January 2014
Nezih Altay and Melissa Labonte
This study analyses challenges to information flow in the coordination of aid following the Haiti earthquake and the implications for effective humanitarian response. It concludes by offering possible paths for overcoming such challenges, and for restoring the value and utility of humanitarian information management and exchange in humanitarian relief settings.
Development Policy Review Theme Issue. Social protection and climate change: emerging issues for research, policy and practice

Development Policy Review Theme Issue. Social protection and climate change: emerging issues for research, policy and practice

Development Policy Review, Vol. 31, issue supplement S2, November 2013
Various authors
Articles in this special issue of the Development Policy Review explore the links between social protection and climate change. Drawing upon empirical field research from India and Bangladesh, and secondary data analysis from Ethiopia, this issue presents new findings that highlight the opportunities and challenges of using social protection to build inter-generational resilience to climate change and identifies ways in which climate change can be incorporated into development policy and practice.
Development Policy Review: November 2013

Development Policy Review: November 2013

Development Policy Review, Vol. 31, iss. 6 , November 2013
Various authors
​Articles in this issue of the Development Policy Review explore a wide range of topics, including the political context of climate-adaptation policy in sub-Saharan Africa; a discussion of implications for Malawian citizens below the poverty line; budgetary participation in Botswana; coherence in Sweden's global development policies; implications of climate-change adaptation on land acquisition and population relocations; and an analysis of the effects of country concentration on aid effectiveness.

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