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South-South Research, Exchange and Learning

  • The ELLA Network facilitates south-south comparative research and knowledge exchange, to inspirate development policies and practices that are grounded in evidence aboud what works in varied country contexts.
  • Citizen participation principles seem easy to grasp in theory but, how can translate into practice? This is the story about how South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council adapted Latin American models of citizen participation to pilot programmes to improve local services in Cape Town’s informal settlements.
  • This is the story of how a Nepalese expert took ideas on efficient water use technologies from Pintadas in North East Brazil to Manang District in Western Nepal.
  • Is Informality good or bad for Inclusive Growth? This was the focus for our Informality Summit held in Johannesburg in October, which brought together Latin American and African experts to debate the topic. You can read more about presentations and dicussions here.

The ELLA Network facilitates south-south comparative research and knowledge exchange, to inspire development policies and practices that are grounded in evidence about what works in varied country contexts.

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PASTORALISTM AND LAND RIGHTS: STUDY TOUR

Why talk about pastoralist societies? What can we learn from comparing pastoralist experiences in Africa and Latin America? Do we share similar problems?

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8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Community participation in community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Community participation in community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa"

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8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Informality and Inclusive Growth

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Informality and Inclusive Growth"

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8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective?

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective".

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8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

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8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

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8
May
2017
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE

Annotated Bibliography: Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector.

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5
May
2017
BRIEF

Combining State and Community-led Approaches: The Future for Crime Prevention in Nigeria

This Policy Brief uses studies by the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and FundaUngo, El Salvador to explain how contextual variables such as trust, willingness to act together and social ties define, influence and condition CBCP outcomes in the two countries in their efforts to tackle crime.

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5
May
2017
BRIEF

Collective land rights: an essential asset for Pastoral communities in order to sustain their livelihoods and the environment in the Andean Altiplano

This brief proposes that, considering communal or condominium land tenure regimes enable sustainable pastoral production systems, public policy should be re-oriented to support pastoralist families’ collective land right access.

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5
May
2017
BRIEF

Land tenure and pastoral productive systems: sustaining livelihoods through maintenance of collective land access

Given that pastoral communities reside in areas characterised by arid and semi-arid conditions, and where alternative uses of land such as crop farming may not be possible, this brief argues for the maintenance of collective land tenure as it enhances the sustainability of pastoral productive systems.

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4
May
2017
BRIEF

Strengthening social ties: A key aspect for an effective community-based crime prevention

This policy brief focus on why some communities are better able to confront high rates of crime compared to others. And, given that Community Based Crime Prevention (CBCP) operates in contexts that are far from uniform, the brief also seeks to understand what can be learnt about what drives better results in communities suffering high levels of insecurity.

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