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Islamic humanitarianism? The evolving role of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation in Somalia and beyond

Islamic humanitarianism? The evolving role of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation in Somalia and beyond

HPG Working Papers, February 2015
Eva Svoboda, Steven A Zyck, Daud Osman and Abdirashid Hashi
Regional organisations are becoming increasingly involved in humanitarian action and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is no exception. This paper examines how the OIC works, and explores its strengths and weaknesses as a regional and religious organisation, with specific reflection on their engagement in the 2011 famine in Somalia.
CARE's experience with community score cards: what works and why?

CARE's experience with community score cards: what works and why?

Research reports and studies, February 2015
Leni Wild and Joseph Wales, with Victoria Chambers
​This report (and policy brief) explores the experience of CARE International in implementing community score card programmes in four countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Rwanda – and aims to address the significant research gap around cross-country comparative analysis of social accountability programmes.
Investment for education in emergencies

Investment for education in emergencies

Research reports and studies, February 2015
This report reviews questions important to ‘making the case’ for investment in education in emergencies. We look at evidence concerning community prioritization, disruption, costs to the economy and financing sources.
Developmental regimes in Africa: synthesis report

Developmental regimes in Africa: synthesis report

Research reports and studies, February 2015
David Booth, Ton Dietz, Frederick Golooba-Mutebi, Ahmad Helmy Fuady, David Henley, Tim Kelsall
This report brings together work done as part of the Developmental Regimes in Africa project, which explores how developmental regimes might emerge and be sustained in Africa in the 21st century.
Promoting the use of climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from the Future Climate For Africa scoping phase

Promoting the use of climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from the Future Climate For Africa scoping phase

Research reports and studies, February 2015
FCFA is a 5-year international research programme jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development and Natural Environment Research Council. The programme supports research and capacity-building activities that foster better understanding of climate variability and change across sub-Saharan Africa, and promotes the use of long-term climate information in decision-making over different time frames.

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