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Global spending on HIV/AIDS in resource poor settings

KATES, Jennifer
July 2002

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This policy brief looks at the range of resources currently being expended to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource poor settings (developing countries and countries in transition). It includes bilateral, multilateral and private sector support as well as domestic spending by recipient country governments. There are also reports on philanthropic giving by the business community and pharmaceutical companies. There are estimates of global funding requirements and estimates on current spending. It is noted that tracking mechanisms are often ill-equipped to provide current data on spending patterns. Little is known about exact ways in which the money is spent

Bridging research and policy : an annotated bibliography


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An extensive annotated bibliography of 100 documents relevant to 'bridging research and policy'. Mainstream literature is supplemented with alternative viewpoints. The bibliography has been divided into three key themes ('bridging research and policy: the political context', 'the actors: networks, organisations, individuals', 'the message and the media'), including 'new' subject areas that may be useful (eg social psychology, media studies, marketing and communication). The entries are listed alphabetically by author, and then cross-indexed by theme, and by academic discipline

Enhancing learning through evaluation : approaches, dilemmas and some possible ways forward

CARLSSON, Charlotte

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"This paper sketches three progressively more inclusive ways to look at mainstreaming learning for development. The first emphasises improving feedback to development policy and planning, the second organisational learning and the third societal learning. For each of these, some of the main sources and developments are briefly highlighted. Next, a number of dilemmas are discussed that emerge from an increased emphasis on learning through evaluations. Finally, the question is asked how difficult, or even feasible, it is to match each of the different approaches with mainstream evaluation practice. Finally, the paper offers a number of challenges for further action and inquiry"

The policy process : an overview

SUTTON, Rebecca
August 1999

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The paper offers an introduction to analysis of the policy process. It identifies and describes theoretical approaches in political science, sociology, anthropology, international relations and management. It then reviews five cross-cutting themes: a) the dichotomy between policy-making and implementation; b) the management of change, c) the role of interest groups in the policy process; d) ownership of the policy process; and e) the narrowing of policy alternatives. The paper concludes with a 21-point check-list of 'what makes policy happen'. A glossary of key terms is also provided. The key argument of the paper is that a 'linear model' of policy-making, characterised by objective analysis of options and separation of policy from implementation, is inadequate. Instead, policy and policy implementation are best understood as a 'chaos of purposes and accidents'. A combination of concepts and tools from different disciplines can be deployed to put some order into the chaos, including policy narratives, policy communities, discourse analysis, regime theory, change management, and the role of street-level bureaucrats in implementation

Framing disability issues in local concepts and beliefs

GROCE, Nora Ellen

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This paper discusses three issues...[for] consideration as part of the evolving discussion of disability in a cross-cultural context. The first concerns seeing socially constructed concepts and beliefs about disability as ideas and attitudes that are often, and increasingly, in transition and not as static conceptual frameworks. The second issue deals with determining the best methodology to understand disability in the individual, family, community and societal setting out of the many methodologies that can be employed in these situations...The third issue is about ensuring that the information gathered is disseminated broadly, which means sharing the information generated not only with those interested in disability issues, but also with those working on issues such as development policy, social change and justice, who know little about disability

European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

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The European Centre for Development Policy Management's (ECDPM) mission is to facilitate cooperation between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the European Union (EU). Its two long term objectives are to enhance the capacity of public and private actors in ACP and other low-income countries; and to improve cooperation between development partners in Europe and the ACP region. The website holds information about the centre's core themes: political dimensions of partnership, ACP-EU trade relations, actors of partnerships and three cross-cutting programmes: communications and information technology, strategy and innovation and finance and administration. The site also gives access to the centre's key publications in these areas

CIDA's strategy on knowledge for development through information and communication technologies


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A report on the Canadian International Development Agency's strategy on Knowledge for Development through ICTs. The strategy is intended to ensure that local ownership is achieved through consultative processes involving government, civil society, and other groups within developing countries to decide how ICTs can best serve their country's economic and social development

Millennium project


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Site commissioned by the UN Secretary General and the UN Development Group. It provides information on each of the specific Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and links to country reports, key MDG documents, the MDG indicators database and Chapter 2 of the World Development Report. There are also reports from each of the task forces set up to look at the eight MDGs

Millennium Development Goals


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UN-NGLS website providing basic information about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as information on the UN's action, civil society's action, country/regional action, and links to handbooks about the MDGs and educational resources. There are also links to other MDG related websites and listservs

Global future|a World Vision journal of human development

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Each issue deals with a topical theme, and includes articles from policy makers, grassroots activists and development practitioners. The aim is to offer a neutral space for a range of views, with World Vision editorial comment. Global Future is distributed free to those working in the field of human development. Past themes have included trade, human rights, HIV/AIDS, corporations and conflict
Publication has ceased, but an archive is available online
Produced 3-4 times a year
Free online

HLP on the post-2015 development agenda


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This website features information about a High Level Panel (HLP) formed by 27 eminent persons from 27 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and America. The HLP is mandated to focus on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, in order to address causes of poverty, resilience to crisis, dimensions of economic growth, social equality and environmental sustainability. This website presents information about the panel members and secretariat, practical information related to the Panel’s processes and outreach, meeting communiques and links to information about Beyond 2015 initiatives. This website is useful to anyone interested in the Beyond 2015 process

Disability indicators: SDG advocacy toolkit

United Nations (UN)
International Disability Alliance (IDA)

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The Toolkit presents selected disability  indicators intended for measuring the progress made for persons with disabilities in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. It calls for the disaggregation of all relevant targets/indicators by disability, and the use of specific disability indicators as recommended in the toolkit



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