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Journal articles or issues, JSRP Paper 17, August 2014
A Theory of Change approach represents a good space for those in the aid industry to critically reflect on (and then change) their policy and practice; however, this space can be heavily constrained if the correct incentives are not in place for that to happen. We need to be wary of Theories of Change simply becoming another corporate stick to beat people with: the onus is therefore on likeminded donors, implementers and researchers to build a case for a critical, honest and reflective approach, which takes the complexity of social change seriously.'
Development Policy Review, 32(5), August 2014
Articles in this issue of the Development Policy Review explore a wide range of topics, including the impacts of the trade barriers on the dairy trade in the East African Community, a look at how Burkina Faso liberalised its cotton-sector whilst retaining significant state control, a global value chain analysis of China's Cashmere Industry, and a discussion as to why the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs adopted and discarded SGACA within one 4-year policy cycle. A further paper considers the impact of mobile phones on livelihoods in developing countries, and the issue also contains a review essay of Steven Pinker's book 'The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why violence has declined'.
Development Policy Review, Vol. 32, issue supplement S1, July 2014
50% of Africa’s population will live in 2030, but a critical lack of access to public services (water, electricity, refuse collection and transport) may define the continent’s development. This supplementary issue of Development Policy Review highlights the key role that decentralisation and partisan politics play in service provision and the need for donors to recognise and address conflicts between local and national authorities. Drawing on data-rich case studies from Senegal, Uganda and South Africa, the issue is guest edited by Danielle Resnick and has been produced in coordination with UNU-Wider.
Development Policy Review, 32(4), July 2014
Articles in this issue of the Development Policy Review explore a wide range of topics, including coffee certification schemes in India and Nicaragua, education reform in Guinea, governance and economic transformation in Taiwan, labour-contracting relationships in South Korea, and the growth of India's IT service sector.
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
Journal articles or issues, Volume 3, April 2014, May 2014
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.
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.
Development Policy Review, 32(3), May 2014
Articles in this issue of the Development Policy Review explore a wide range of topics, including social inclusion in Latin America, aid co-ordination vs. donor leadership, the impacts of climate change frameworks on low-income countries, Africa's roads, and Brazilian development co-operation.