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Arjumand Nizami & Jawad Ali, January 2017 0

The Youth Want to: THINK – ADAPT 2016

A conference planned for about 250 participants attracted over five hundred participants from several universities! The jubilation on the faces of students was worth seeing. The parallel sessions were full with half of the participants standing and keenly listening to the speakers. The heads of 35 different university departments, 20 public institutions (including environment, agriculture,

Jane Carter, December 2016 0

The power of numbers: Women in local governance in Bangladesh

Given the low level of women’s representation in local, regional and national governments, quotas are used in many countries to boost numbers. And the number that has come to be most widely chosen seems to be 30%, or 33% – seen as the “critical mass” needed to sensitise public opinion to the acceptability – indeed

Zenebe Uraguchi, December 2016 2

We left ten years ago and business is still thriving!

C.K. Rao, Joy Elamon & Zenebe Uraguchi It is rare to go back after sometime and review if a project’s work did really contribute to meaningful and durable impacts. Often implementers and donors say that they do not have the time and financial resources to do post-project reflections. In this blog post, we share the