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Making Research Safe

One year ago today, five UK research funders – The Department for International Development (DFID), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the...

18 October 2019

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What does resilience mean for pastoral communities?

Pastoralism is the most important food production system in dryland environments, supporting some 500 million people globally. Contemporary pastoralists face significant challenges, and although 'resilience-building’ features prominently in development strategies, ‘resilience’ is itself a surprisingly complex issue.

2 August 2018

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Fighting Ethics Dumping through Equitable Partnerships

When research is conducted in low-income settings, it cannot be taken for granted that participants are aware of their rights, or protected from harm. |This blogpost considers ‘ethics dumping’, the practice of exporting unethical research practices to countries that may not have the resources to stop exploitation, following the ground-breaking adoption of the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-poor Settings in June by the European Commission.

27 July 2018

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The child of the radio

Mass media can significantly change health-seeking behaviours, according to a study showing that a mass radio campaign in rural Burkina Faso resulted in a significant rise in families of young children seeking medical attention and in diagnoses and treatment of deadly illness.

17 July 2018

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Moments from our #UKCDRLaunch

On the 25th of June, 150 members of the international development research community joined us at the Wellcome Trust to launch UKCDR’s new strategy and brand. It's @UKCDR's...

27 June 2018