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General News - Briefs

[Updated: December 16, 2013]

This is a new page of the DDRN website established to provide you with easier access to briefs concerning general development issues posted on this site. Please note that new items are posted on top of the list.


NEW: Welfare & poverty impacts. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Project Note 02, by Yanyan Liu and Klaus Deininger, September 2013.


NEW: Post-2015: the EU can contribute more than aid to the global development agenda. German Development Institute (DIE) Briefing Paper 7/2013, Mark Furness, Janus Heiner and Stephan Klingebiel, 2013. 


NEW: From poverty reduction to mutual interests? The debate on differentiation in EU development policy. German Development Institute (DIE) Briefing Paper 2/2013, by Svea Koch, 2013.


NEW: Commitment to Development Index 2012, Center for Global Development (CDG) Brief, by David Roodman, 2012.


NEW: From Aid to Empowerment. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Reflect and Act series Briefing, by Diana Mitlin, July 2012.


NEW: A demographic window of opportunity in Africa - and the role of migration. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief, by Anne Sophie West Olsen, October 2012.


NEW: How should the EU and Denmark design their labour migration policies? Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief, by Katrine Borg Albertsen, July 2012.


Changing global patterns of poverty. German Development Institute (DIE) Briefing Paper (3/2012), by Markus Loewe and Nicole Rippin, 2012.


New players through old lenses: Why history matters in engaging with Southern actors. Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Policy Brief 48, by Eleanor davey, July 2012.


Where do European Institutions rank on donor quality? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, Matthew Geddes, June 2012.


Following the money: Examining the evidence on 'pro-poor' budgeting. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Rebecca Simson, June 2012.


Environmental migrants: A myth? International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Research Brief, by Jean-François Maystadt and
Valerie Mueller, 2012.


From high to low aid: a proposal to classify countries by aid receipt. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Jonathan Glennie and Annalisa Prizzon, March 2012.


How does access to social protection programmes affect the decision to migrate?. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Carmen Leon Himmelstine, April 2012.


The Migration Industry and Future Directions for Migration Policy, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Policy Brief, by Ninna Nyberg Sørensen and Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, April 2012.


Financing water and sanitation in developing countries: The contribution of external aid. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Note for the 6th World Water Forum, March 2012.


The World Development Report 2012 "Gender Equality and Development": conceptual turning point: but no change in practice?. German Development Institute (DIE) Briefing Paper 2/2012, by Elke Herrfahrdt-Pähle and  Birte Rodenberg, 2012.


Aid: dinosaur or development engine for Sub-Saharan Africa?. German Development Institute (DIE) Briefing Paper 1/2012, by Stephen Klingebiel, 2012.


The European Commission’s legislative proposals for financing EU Development Cooperation. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Mikaela Gavas, February 2012.


Promoting evidence-based decision-making in development agencies. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Harry Jones, February 2012.


Tackling chronic poverty. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Policy Brief No. 28, by Andrew Shepherd and David Hulme, 2011.


The value of panel data in chronic poverty analysis. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Policy Brief No. 23, by Dhana Wadugodapitiya and Bob Baulch, 2011.


Social assistance and the ‘dependency syndrome'. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Policy Brief No. 22, by Andrew Shepherd, Dhana Wadugodapitiya and Alice Evans, 2011.


Chronic poverty, girls and social institutions. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Policy Brief No. 25, by Dhana Wadugodapitiya, 2011.


A response to the weaknesses of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): the correlation Sensitive Poverty Index (CSPI). German Development Institute (DIE) briefing paper 19/2011, by Nicole Rippin, 2011.


The euro zone crisis: risks for developing countries. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Isabella Massa, Jodie Keane and Jane Kennan, November 2011.


Creating consensus: political opportunities and barriers for a post-2015 agreement on development. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Discussion paper, by Claire Melamed, November 2011.


Vulnerabilities of movement: cross-border mobility between India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Fiona Samuels et al., November 2011.


What if development aid were truly ‘catalytic’? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Andrew Rogerson, November 2011.


Measuring the Quality of Aid: QuODA Second Edition. Center for Global Development (CGD) Brief for the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Busan, South Korea, by Nancy Birdsall, Homi Kharas, and Rita Perakis, November 2011.


Demographic landscape in South Asia: youth bulge and ageing. The Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, Issue 12 Policy Brief, by Moneer Alam and Armando Barrientos, November 2011.


Results based aid: limitations of new approaches. German Development Institute (GDI) briefing paper 17, by Stephan Klingebiel, 2011.


Commitment to Development Index 2011. Center for Global Development brief, by David Roodman, November 2011.


Sustainable Development: Is there a role for public-private partnerships? An International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) policy brief, by Samuel Colverson and Oshani Perera, October 2011.


Ageing, wellbeing and poverty in the South. The Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, Issue 11 Policy Brief, by Armando Barrientos, October 2011.


Taking responsibility for complexity. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) briefing paper 68, by Harry Jones, August 2011.


Gender and generation matter. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), by Cecilia Tacoli and Donatella Gnisci, March 2011.


Jobs, growth and poverty: what do we know, what don't we know, what should we know? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) background note, by Claire Melamed, Renate Hartwig and Ursula Grant, May 2011.


What are the key lessons of ICT4D partnerships for poverty reduction? Department for International Development (DFID) Policy Brief, 2011.


Not everything that connects is a network. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Simon Hearn and Enrique Mendizabal, May 2011.


Learning how to learn: eight lessons for impact evaluations that make a difference. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Ben Ramalingam, April 2011.


Post-conflict budget support lessons from Mozambique. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) policy brief, by Lars Buur and Johnny Flentø, April 2011.


The Gender Implications of Large-Scale Land Deals. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Policy Brief no 17, by Julia Behrman, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Agnes R. Quisumbing, April 2011.


Chinese Development Cooperation and the EU. European Development Co-operation to 2020 (EDC2020) Policy Brief No 17, by John Humphrey, March 2011.


'New' Actors and Global Development Cooperation. European Development Co-operation to 2020 (EDC2020) Policy Brief No 19, by Erik Lundsgaarde, March 2011.


Engaging with China in Africa – Trilateral Cooperation as an Option? European Development Co-operation to 2020 (EDC2020) Policy Brief No 9, by Sven Grimm, February 2011.


Arab Donors: Implications for Future Development Cooperation. European Development Co-operation to 2020 (EDC2020) Policy Brief No 13, by Lisa Denney and Leni Wild, March 2011.


Insights from recent evidence on some critical issues for Budget Support design. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Heidi Tavakoli and Gregory Smith, March 2011.


The feasibility of financing sectoral development targets. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing No. 55, by Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Anna McCord, March 2011.


After 2015: progress and challenges for development. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Claire Melamed and Lucy Scott, March 2011.


The New Bottom Billion: What If Most of the World's Poor Live in Middle-Income Countries? Center for Global Development (CGD) Brief, by Andy Sumner, March 2011.


Does development give poor people what they want? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Claire Melamed, February 2011.


Migrant remittances, social inequality and restrictive immigration regimes. Nordic Africa Institute NAI Policy Note 2011/1, by Lisa Åkesson, 2011.


Do social transfer programmes have long-term effects on poverty reduction? Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Policy Brief No. 20, by A. Barrientos and M. Niño-Zarazúa, 2010.


Global Philanthropists and European Development Cooperation. European Development Cooperation to 2020 (EDC2020) Policy Brief No 8, by Erik Lundsgaarde, February 2011.


Safeguarding inheritance: challenges and opportunities in African societies. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) Policy Brief, by E. Cooper, 2010.


Perspectives on types of schools from Ghana and Pakistan: revisiting the relationship between intergenerational poverty and education. Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes & Poverty, Policy Brief No. 18, by S. Fennell, G. Agbley, and S. Irfan, November 2010.


African Developments: traditional bilateral donors at a crossroads. German Development Institute (DIE) Briefing Paper 14, by Erik Lundsgaarde, 2010.


European Development Cooperation in a Changing World: Rising Powers and Global Challenges after the Financial Crisis. European Development Cooperation to 2020 (EDC2020) Policy Brief No. 6, by John Humphrey, January 2011.


Is a Financial Transaction Tax a Good Idea? A Review of the Evidence. Institute of Development Studies (IDS) policy brief, by N. McCulloch and G. Pacillo, November 2010.


The third wave of development players. FRIDE policy brief, by Nils-Sjard Schulz, November 2010.


Recurrent cost boom threathens Millenium Development Goals. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) policy brief, by Ole Therkildsen, November 2010.


The EU and Africa: The policy context for development. The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) policy brief, 2010.


Multilateral resource allocation: best practice approaches. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefings 51, by Tony Faint and Deborah Johnson, November 2010.


Corruption, religion and moral development. Religions and Development Research Programme research summary WP 42, by Heather Marquette, 2010.


Cash on delivery: A new approach to foreign aid. Center for Global Development (CGD) brief, by Nancy Birdsall, Ayah Mahgoub and William D. Savedoff, November 2010.


Financing and Cost-effectiveness of Cash Transfer Schemes. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) helpdesk research report, by Brian Lucas, August 2010.


Social protection programming: The need for a gender lens. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) briefing paper no. 63, October 2010.


Gender, politics and social protection - Why social protection is 'gender blind'. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) briefing paper no. 62, October 2010.


Africa: Leveraging the Crisis into a Development Takeoff. World Bank (WB) Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM) Economic Premise no. 30, by Shantayanan Devarajan and Sudhir Shetty, September 2010.



The Humanitarian’s Dilemma: collective action or inaction in international relief? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Background Note, by Ben Ramalingam and Micheal Barnett, August 2010


Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way (brief). Center for Global Development (CGD) brief summarizing the book 'Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way', by Stephen Radelet, September 2010.


The United Nations' Role in Population Policy: Basic Concepts. Center for Global Development (CGD) Background Paper for the CGD Working Group 'The United Nations' Role in International Population Policy: UNFPA at the center', by Rachel Nugent and Nancy Yinger, August 2010.


EU cooperation with the African Union: Problems and potential. FRIDE policy brief no. 521, by Cristina Barrios, July 2010.


Making education inclusive for all. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Insights 81, June 2010.


Investing in Gender Equality: Looking Ahead. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, World Bank, Note 22, by Mayra Buvinic, Trine Lunde, and Nistha Sinha, July 2010.


Social transfers reduce extreme poverty. University of Manchester, Brooks World Poverty Institute, Issue 4, by Armando Barrientos, June 2010.


Why Care Matters for Social Development. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Research and Policy Brief 9, February 2010.


The MDGs and Gender. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) policy brief, by Rebecca Holmes and Nicola Jones, June 2010.


Gender-sensitive social protection and the MDGs. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) briefing paper 61, by Rebecca Holmes and Nicola Jones, June 2010.


Combating poverty and inequality. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Research and Policy Brief 10, May 2010.


European development policy. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) policy brief, by Mikaela Gavas and Simon Maxwell, May 2010.


Will 'Philanthrocapitalism' Reduce Global Poverty? The Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) Policy Briefing Issue 3, by Michael Edwards, April 2010.


What does an effective multilateral donor look like? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing No. 40, by Cecilie Wathne & Edward Hedger, April 2010.



What drives donor financing of basic education? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing No. 39, by Liesbet Steer & Geraldine Baudienville, February 2010.


The global crisis, social protection and jobs. Brooks World Poversty Institute, worldpoverty@manchester briefing, Issue 1, by Joseph Stiglitz, February 2010.


The rise of budget support in European development cooperation: a false panacea. European Think Tank for Global Action (FRIDE) policy brief Nº 31, by Raquel C. Álvarez, January 2010. Spanish.


Aid effectiveness through the recipient lens. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper 55, by Cecilie Wathne & Edward Hedger, November 2009.

     
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