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The Practioner Hub for Inclusive Business: On the role of partnerships in delivering inclusive business

Inclusive business is rarely business as usual. Companies in mature markets rely on a supporting physical infrastructure (roads, water, electricity); a skilled, healthy, educated workforce; access to a reliable supply chain; and knowing the right products and services for the market and customers who can afford them. Inclusive business usually occurs in immature markets where companies cannot rely on any of these factors being in place.

Global mental health policy influence toolkit

Mental health affects one in four people globally. Yet it does not receive due policy-influence. This toolkit aims to support researchers and project teams to maximise their policy-influence.

Revitalising Evidence-based Policy for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Lessons from Existing International Science Partnerships

Author: Elizabeth Carabine 

Publication date: April 23, 2015

The convergence of agreements on disaster risk reduction (DRR), development finance, sustainable development and climate change in 2015 presents a unique opportunity for coherence across these inter-related policy areas.

Knowledge co-creation: Interaction between science and society

Authors: Barbara J. Regeer and Joske F.G. Bunders

Publication date: June 2009

A transdisciplinary approach to complex societal issues

This publication includes the perspectives of eight individuals involved in government, business and societal organisations. They voice, their experiences, anecdotes, reflections and expertise regarding the issues explored in this publication. How do they shape complex co-operation processes? What is the meaning of knowledge co-creation in their working practices?

Empowering smallholder farmers in markets: Experiences with farmer-led research for advocacy

Authors: Ton, G. & Proctor, F.
Publication date: 2013

The Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets programme (ESFIM) creates a space for learning-by-doing on institutional modalities to bridge the gap between the research community and national farmer organisations on issues relating to smallholder market access.

This book describes the dynamics in eleven countries that were included in the programme between 2008 and 2013. Chapter 11 focuses on ESFIM’s impact on capacities for evidence-based advocacy.

Examining the relationship between community participation and program outcomes in a metaevaluation

Authors: Nkwake, A.M. et alii.
Publication date: 2013, In: Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, Vol 9 (20)

The salience of stakeholder participation in community development is not disputed. However, there is a paucity of evidence that clearly links participation with program outcomes. By means of a metaevaluation, the authors examined the link between participation and program outcomes.

IOB Study: Public-Private Partnership in developing countries

Author: IOB (for the Government of the Netherlands)
Publication date: 2013

This IOB study provides insights in the variety and effectiveness of public-private partnerships (PPP). Due attention is given to the motives and rationale for relying on PPPs and the expected outcomes of PPP arrangements.

The Centre for Evaluation – One year on

Perhaps at no other time since its founding in 1899 has evaluating public health interventions, programmes and policies been higher on the agenda of the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and its staff, students and partners. That’s why the LSHTM “Centre for Evaluation” was launched, nearly one year ago.

Power and evidence in Southeast Asia

Authors: Arnaldo Pellini, Harry Jones and Ajoy Datta, Overseas Development Institute
Publication Date: July 12th, 2013

In this blog post at the EastAsiaForum, the authors focus on information gaps policy makers face in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as the main factors explaining them.

CSAE Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education

Authors: Bold, T.; Kimenyi, M.; Mwabu, G.; Ng'ang'a, A.; Sandefur, J.

Publication date: 2013

The recent wave of randomized trials in development economics has provoked criticisms regarding external validity. In this paper, the Centre for the Study of African Economies investigates two concerns – heterogeneity across beneficiaries and implementers – in a randomized trial of contract teachers in Kenyan schools.