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  • Author(s):
    Diane Desierto, Fidelis Olokunboro
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    It is a continuing paradox in 2021 that Nigeria is a country of vast natural resources and energy reserves, Africa’s largest oil producer, and a powerful member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), yet poverty and inequality remain extremely rampant. Forty percent of the total population — almost 83 million people — live below the country’s poverty line. By any measure, this is a crisis for the economic, social, and cultural rights of Nigerians, and the counterpart leg…

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    2021-11-16
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  • Author(s):
    Michael Cooper, Paul Perrin
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    This policy brief was developed to assist decision-making in the field of international development on when and how to best utilize data science methods. It is meant to assist all levels of decision-making (from the field to the boardroom) as well as development actors (from donors to community-level NGOs). This general applicability stems from a research focus on general principles and processes that can be adapted as needed. The recommendations include a general decision-making process that…

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    2021-06-04
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  • Author(s):
    T. J. D'Agostino, Brianna Conaghan
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    High stakes testing in Uganda and many African countries exerts a powerful influence on behavior, shaping both what is taught and how it is taught. The result is that practice, little priority is given in classrooms to matters that are not closely aligned to the demands of examinations. The low rigor of examination questions, in turn, limits the cognitive quality of instruction and focuses both teaching and testing on skills like recall and memorization. However, some scholars argue that exam…

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    2021-05-13
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  • Author(s):
    T. J. D'Agostino, Brianna Conaghan
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    What do effective partnerships between government and civil society look like? And how might such partnerships strengthen and extend government capacity rather than competing with the State in service provision? This report draws upon research and an illustrative case study to offer a framework for effective government–civil society partnerships. The case focuses on two effective and well-functioning partnerships between an institute of higher education in Uganda called Luigi Giussani Institu…

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    2021-06-30
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  • Author(s):
    Craig A. Hart, Alan Hamlet, Tom Purekal
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    Climate change has been slow to enter the public dialogue in the Midwest, but this is changing as local residents are experiencing more volatile weather, extreme temperatures, floods, changing growing seasons, and fewer snow days. The past several decades have witnessed increasingly intense weather extremes, resulting in costly damage throughout the region. In 2019, following a winter arctic air outbreak (“polar vortex”) that delivered near-record low temperatures in many areas (for example, …

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    2020-04-01
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  • Author(s):
    Cory Smith, Tom Hare
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    Pervasive sexual violence against women and girls in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (including rape, domestic and sexual servitude, sexual assault, forced disappearances, human trafficking, and even murder) perpetrated by gangs, narco-traffickers, human traffickers, and a machismo culture fueled by corruption and impunity has led to some of the highest rates of violence against women and girls in the world, forcing these women and girls to flee and migrate to the United States. While t…

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    2020-04-15
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  • Author(s):
    Alessandro Fergnani, Swapnil Motghare
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    The majority of studies on the future of work are predictive in nature, often taking a bird’s-eye view that overlooks the importance of local context. This brief presents six scenarios of the futures of work in South Bend that emphasize stress-point events and phenomena in the larger social, political, technological, and economic environment, with a time horizon of 15 years (2035). The scenarios are geographically focused on the city, but refer to the global situation; in the narratives, the …

    Date Created:
    2020-08-15
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