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The developmental challenges facing the world are daunting. Extreme poverty and social exclusion persist. Socio-economic inequality and fundamentalism are on the increase, exacerbated by the adverse effects of climate change and the global crises of food, fuel and finance. In this rapidly changing global socio-political landscape, the development sector is struggling to address such dilemmas. This Knowledge Programme Briefing Note argues that there is an acute and pressing need for new perspectives and knowledge on the changing terrain and dynamics of development and social change.

The Dutch government proposes to reform its knowledge policies of development cooperation. The intention is to create four knowledge platforms on the themes of security and the law, water, food security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, with possibly one more general, overarching platform. A clear vision seems to be lacking though.

Voice in the Indian context: furthering accountability

Blog | April 5, 2017 | Deepti Bharthur

In India, the digital governance regime has brought with it a mixed bag of opportunities and teething pains for the citizenry. On one hand, there is much to be appreciated about a move to the digital.

Looking back on Map Kibera

Blog | May 24, 2017 | Erica Hagen

For nearly a decade, Map Kibera has been using interactive community mapping to engage citizens in a Nairobi slum, and to present evidence to policy-makers on what is needed.

I’ve recently had the opportunity to spend some time learning and thinking about Map Kibera’s work, thanks to a practitioner research grantfrom Making All Voices Count.

Learning events are designed to foster trust and collaboration among participants, but they should also encourage the kind of disruptive discourse that can inspire innovation.

Imagine life in a low-carbon community that delivers jobs, justice and human flourishing, all within the ecological limits of a finite planet. It’s an attractive proposition, but to get there we’ll have to transform our societies, politics and cultures in order to prosper together in an inter-locking web of steady-state economies.

Tanzania is expanding its electricity services. But the sector still faces many challenges in terms of delivering a high quality, reliable service for customers. For customers of TANESCO, the Tanzanian electricity supply company, power cuts are a major preoccupation, and have an impact on their work, domestic life and other services they use. As the grid expands, expectations of access to a connection are also increasing. Electricity services need to be improved. There are many routes to achieving this, from more investment and infrastructure upgrades to new policy targets. 

Para compartir experiencias e inspirar a otros a implementar y apoyar el marco geográfico de las zonas libres de trabajo infantil, el movimiento internacional Alto al trabajo infantil ha creado un manual con experiencias de personas de todo el mundo. Los “5x5 trampolines” que presentamos en este manual se han desarrollado a partir de las historias y estrategias de ONGs, sindicatos y miembros de zonas libres de trabajo infantil en todo el mundo. El manual muestra que a pesar de la pobreza existente, realmente es posible apartar a los niños del trabajo y escolarizarlos.

Coffee Barometer 2014 explores the global and local dimensions of the coffee production system, by observing how the social, economic and ecological aspects are intertwined. On the one hand we have noticed that coffee producers are experiencing different climate change related impacts, on the other hand there are only few and fragmented adaptation and mitigation measures being implemented in the coffee sector to cope with this new reality.

وُلد هذا الدليل نتيجة الاختبارات التي أُجرِيَت على تطبيق نظريّة التغيير على أرض الواقع والدروس

المستخلَصة من هذا الأمر، وذلك بدءًا من العام 2007. جرى تطوير النهج الذي نعرضه هنا على امتداد

,الوقت، وعبْر سلسلة من ورشات العمل التي عُقِدت مع فريق عمل منظّمة هيفوس ومنظّمات شريكة

ومستشارين في جميع الأقاليم التي تنشط فيها هيفوس. هذا الدليل أفاد إفادة كبيرة من التغذية الراجعة الت

.قدّمها المشاركون

في العام 2010، قامت منظّمة هيفوس ببناء مجموعة تعلُّم لنظريّة التغيير سعيًا لاستنباط التعلُّم من