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  • Author(s):
    Nilofar Sakhi
    Abstract:

    This policy brief is about a people-centered approach to development and human security in Afghanistan. It stresses the need for development programs to be inclusive, with contributions and ownership from people in the local communities and private sectors, to promote a new discourse and ensure effectiveness and sustainability.

    Date Created:
    2022-11-11
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    Brief
  • Author(s):
    Michael Cooper, Paul Perrin
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    As digital society transforms our lives, MEL practitioners and policy makers will need to develop new paradigms, protocols, and practices for performing in an emerging Web 3.0 landscape driven by blockchain technology. Our effective and equitable performance will require evidence-driven tools that can only result from collaborative and curated learning. This Web 3.0 Learning Agenda contributes to this learning by posing the initial data governance, measurement, and ethical knowledge gaps for…

    Date Created:
    2022-11-09
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    Report
  • Author(s):
    Nancy McCarthy, Paul Winters
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    There is renewed interest in irrigation to help build climate resilience in sub-Saharan on the part of governments and donors. However, many previous irrigation investments have significantly underperformed. In this brief we consider the factors that are associated with irrigation system performance for two different types of systems: surface water irrigation schemes with many irrigators and groundwater pumping systems adopted by individual farmers. Surface water schemes that take advanta…

    Date Created:
    2022-11-09
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    Brief
  • Author(s):
    Marc F. Muller, Diane Desierto, Ellis Adams, Georges Enderle, Elizabeth Dolan, Ray Offenheiser, Leonardo Bertassello, Nathaniel Hanna, Shambhavi Shekokar, Sean O'Neill, Tom Purekal
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    Worsening global water insecurity drastically impairs the health and livelihoods of communities throughout the world, while further endangering interlinked ecosystems in our planet. This is especially true in areas impacted by water-intensive, yet critically needed, industries like the mining, beverage, garment, and agriculture sectors. Within these industrial spaces, any effective water stewardship strategy or allocation plan must consider the human right to water. This paper introduces the …

    Date Created:
    2022-11-08
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    White Paper
  • Abstract:

    Human trafficking in Guatemala occurs in various forms and places, many of which are hidden or hard to discern. Labor trafficking is especially difficult to pinpoint given that the fraud, coercion or force involved may be hidden in plain sight. From fields full of laborers harvesting sugarcane to solitary domestic workers, there are few visible signs to differentiate an at-will worker from a victim of trafficking. And the problem is growing - estimates of labor trafficking globally have incre…

    Date Created:
    2022-10-12
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    Brief
  • Author(s):
    Simba Mubvuma, Tom Purekal
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    The effects of climate change will require Tajikistan to transition or diversify from hydroelectric power, which provides 95 percent of its energy, to other kinds of renewable energy. Although transition or diversification away from hydroelectric power is necessary, it will come at the expense of jobs and economic challenges in the region. To overcome these challenges, Tajikistan will need to implement a just transition mechanism to other forms of renewable energy. This policy brief provides …

    Date Created:
    2022-10-06
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  • Author(s):
    Justin Stoler, Danice Brown Guzman, Ellis A. Adams
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    Many water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions have traditionally implemented monitoring and evaluation plans that use a narrow set of WASH indicators that reflect a 20th-century prioritization of microbiological water quality as the most important proxy for WASH intervention success. Even when water is microbiologically safe, there are often substantial structural, behavioral, and institutional barriers to access. Measures of WASH intervention success should incorporate these impac…

    Date Created:
    2022-09-15
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  • Author(s):
    Jeongmin Lee, Dennis Chirawurah, Patrick Asuming, Mohammed Amin Dawuda
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    Improving reading outcomes has been a central policy and program goal of the Government of Ghana and its partners. Since July 2021, T2E+ has been supporting transitional bilingual instruction for children from kindergarten 2 to Basic 3 (equivalent to primary grade 3) in 5,425 public schools in Ghana. The program is designed to enhance the development of English reading skills by first teaching children transferable language and reading skills in their mother tongues. The SHARE project, funded…

    Date Created:
    2022-06-30
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    Brief
  • Author(s):
    Todd Diamond, David Cortright
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    Conflict narratives in fragile states are often framed by identity groups or other non-state actors along ideological or ethno-sectarian lines to achieve political ends. But in many instances, the main grievances of populations in affected communities are centered around basic dignity and livelihoods. Using conflict-affected Iraq as a case study, this brief provides evidence of and recommendations for legitimizing government to strengthen and stabilize fragile states.

    Date Created:
    2022-07-13
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    Brief
  • Author(s):
    Kevin Hans Waitkuweit, Lila Khatiwada
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped field-based research across disciplines and sectors of global development work. The flexibility of research methods allows for continued work, even in extemporaneous circumstances. Taking lessons from the Pulte Institute for Global Development’s work in Uganda during the pandemic–in which it balanced the use of telecommunications technology and global understandings of COVID-19 at the time to ensure safe data collection–informed policies on how best to condu…

    Date Created:
    2022-06-09
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    Brief
  • Author(s):
    Danice Guzman, Lila Khatiwada , Paul Perrin
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    Investment in scientific research in low- and middle-income countries has the potential to increase evidence generation, improve researcher capacity, and motivate policy change. However, the link between scientific research and longer-term outcomes such as policy change has not been rigorously tested. We need an improved understanding of how to link researchers and policymakers toward data-driven decision-making. This brief presents evidence from a mixed methods, medium- to long-term impact e…

    Date Created:
    2022-05-09
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  • Author(s):
    Nick Galasso, Barbara Durr, Benjamin Topa
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    Some of the world’s best coffee is grown in Ethiopia, where the livelihoods of 1.5 million small farmers depend on selling their superior beans at a fair price. But in the late 1990s and early 2000s, prices in the global coffee market plummeted. To gain some premium pricing, the Ethiopian government sought to trademark the names of its coffee regions, but the coffee giant Starbucks stood in the way. Oxfam America, the small NGO which was challenging the “rigged rules” of international trade…

    Date Created:
    2022-03-28
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    Case Study