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Strengthening social justice to address intersecting inequalities

Strengthening social justice to address intersecting inequalities

Research reports and studies, October 2014
Veronica Paz Arauco, Haris Gazdar, Paula Hevia-Pacheco, Naila Kabeer, Amanda Lenhardt, Syeda Quratulain Masood, Haider Naqvi, Nandini Nayak, Andrew Norton, Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal, Elisa Scalise, Andrew Shepherd, Deepak Thapa, Sukhadeo Thorat, D. Hien Tran
The report reviews the experience of seven countries that have been successful in reducing intersecting inequalities and identifies the core ingredients characterising these experiences. It draws policy recommendations for countries committed to reduce group-based inequalities and for the post-2015 agenda.
Food prices update October 2014

Food prices update October 2014

Food price updates, October 2014
ODI’s Food Price Updates focus on tracking international prices of key staple cereals maize, rice, and wheat, and provide commentary on events in markets that affect these prices. They also follow international food and commodity price indices. This update includes a section on oil prices.
Mediating transition in Yemen: achievements and lessons

Mediating transition in Yemen: achievements and lessons

Research reports and studies, October 2014
Steven A. Zyck
This International Peace Institute report explores the work of the good offices of the secretary-general in Yemen, from opening an impartial space for dialogue where none had previously been considered possible to missed opportunities in responding to the country's ongoing and escalating conflicts.
The SAVI programme in Nigeria: towards politically smart, locally led development

The SAVI programme in Nigeria: towards politically smart, locally led development

Research reports and studies, October 2014
David Booth and Victoria Chambers
This paper examines the SAVI programme in Nigeria, which provides low-profile support to state-level organisations and partnerships. The authors argue that the SAVI programme - which has demonstrated an untapped potential for change, leading to better development outcomes - is an example of poltiically smart, locally led development.
Innovation platforms to enhance participation in rainwater management: lessons from the Nile Basin Development Challenge with a particular focus on political economy and equity issues

Innovation platforms to enhance participation in rainwater management: lessons from the Nile Basin Development Challenge with a particular focus on political economy and equity issues

Research reports and studies, October 2014
This paper draws lessons from two years of work with ‘innovation platforms’ that were established by the Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) program in an attempt to strengthen landscape-level rainwater management in Ethiopia. The NDBC’s work included the use of an innovation fund to support pilot interventions. This paper particularly reviews questions of political economy and equity in platform activities and examines decision-making processes, the roles and level of influence of different platform members, the nature of platform-community relations and the extent to which different groups are benefiting. The information presented in this working paper was gathered from a mixture of sources: interviews conducted with platform members; observation of meetings and activities by NBDC staff; official minutes of platform meetings and other associated events (e.g., training sessions) and informal discussions between NBDC staff and platform members.
Rural wages in Asia

Rural wages in Asia

Research reports and studies, October 2014
An end to the seemingly inexhaustible source of cheap, unskilled labour in Asia is within sight as rural wages rise sharply across the region. The Rural Wages in Asia report, a comprehensive study of rural wages in the continent, shows that lower birth rates, combined with growing demand for labour in factories which is pulling workers away from rural areas, are behind this trend.
Adolescent girls and gender justice: Country reports - Year 2

Adolescent girls and gender justice: Country reports - Year 2

Research reports and studies, September 2014
Fiona Samuels, Nicola Jones, Paola Pereznieto, Anita Ghimire, Grace Bantebya, Florence Muhanguzi, Carol Watson, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Tran Thi Van Anh, Bekele Tefera, Janey Stephenson, Taveeshi Gupta,Guday Emire, Betlehem Gebre, Kiya Gezhegne
These reports present findings from the second round of fieldwork conducted as part of the DFID-funded multi-year policy research programme, ‘Transforming the lives of adolescent girls’ exploring gender justice for adolescent girls in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam. This year the country studies focus on two key issues for adolescent girls: education and early marriage

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