Publications | ELLA
2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in El Salvador and Nigeria: Understanding Communities’ Willingness to Act

This study seeks to answer why some communities who engage in community-based crime prevention practices are able to withstand high rates of crime and others are not through a comparative analysis of communities located in severe crime zones in El Salvador and Nigeria.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Women’s Political Representation as Key to Implementing Domestic Violence Laws: An Analysis of Ghana and Mexico

This paper argues that differing levels of gender institutionalisation Mexico and Ghana explain divergent outcomes in the implementation of domestic violence legislation in each country.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Rethinking the effect of informality on inclusive growth: lessons from Colombia and South Africa for their regions

This paper attempts to understand the nature of the impact that labour informality has on inclusive growth, by comparing the cases of Colombia and South Africa: two upper-middle income countries with very different views and government approaches to the issue.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

What Matters When it Comes to Adopting Local Content in the Oil and Gas Sector? A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Africa and Latin America

This paper compares the experience of seven Latin American and seven African oil and gas producing countries, in order to identify the common factors that can help explain the achievement of positive outcomes from Local Content policy

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Land Tenure and the Sustainability of Pastoral Productive Systems: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of the Andean Altiplano and the East African Savannah

This paper analyses the relationship between pastoral land tenure systems and the sustainability of pastoralism as a production system in two regions in particular: the Andean Altiplano and the Kenyan Savannah. There, it identifies five types of collective land regimes.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Horizontal Accountability through the Lens of State Owned Enterprises: A Comparative Study of Argentina and Kenya

This paper aims to provide understanding about the determinants of the performance of horizontal accountability in Argentina and Kenya and the institutional conditions under which we could expect to see more or less horizontal accountability.

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6
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Explaining the Effectiveness of Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in Nigeria

This paper examines the effectiveness of community-based crime prevention (CBCP) and the reasons behind it in Nigerian communities, conceptualising effectiveness in terms of citizens’ perception of their safety, crime level in their community and extent to which they attribute these two to the CBCP.

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6
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: Women’s Experiences and Perceptions of Protection Services in Ghana

This research reviews the response to Domestic Violence in Africa, focusing in on Ghana, and asks ‘What are women’s experiences and perceptions of protection services provided to survivors of domestic violence in Ghana?’ based on interviews at a shelter in Accra.

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6
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Collective Land Access Regimes in Pastoralist Societies: Lessons from East African Countries

This study examines the evolution of collective land tenure regimes in East Africa including how they affect pastoral communities living on these lands. Specifically, we attempt to identify the drivers and impacts of changes in collective land access since the 1900s.

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6
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Horizontal Accountability of the Executive to the Legislature in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya

This paper assesses the legislative, representative, financial control and oversight roles played by parliaments in Africa, with Kenya as the main case study in a context of accountability.

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3
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

The Evolution of Collective Land Tenure Regimes in Pastoralist Societies: Lessons From Andean Countries

This paper aims to analyse how land tenure regimes of pastoralist societies living in the Andean altiplano have transformed over the last 50 years and discusses the implications of these transformations for the sustainability of resource management in these areas.

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3
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Informality and Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

This research seeks to explore the relationship between the different types of informal employment and inclusive growth in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on South Africa.

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3
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

The Deficits in Horizontal Accountability in Argentina: A Tale of two worlds

This paper looks at the executive-legislative relationship and horizontal accountability, with the objective of finding out what are the determinants of the low performance of horizontal accountability mechanisms in Latin America, especially in the case of Argentina.

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3
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Local Content Frameworks in the African Oil and Gas Sector: Lessons from Angola and Chad

This paper seeks to identify the main characteristics and outcomes of local content frameworks (LCFs) in African oil and gas producing countries.

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1
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Local Content Frameworks in Latin American Oil and Gas sector: Lessons from Ecuador and Colombia

This paper provides an analysis of local content frameworks and their outcomes in seven oil and gas producing countries in Latin America.

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1
Jul
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Informality and Inclusive Growth in Latin America: The Case of Colombia

This research seeks to understand the impact of informality on inclusive growth in Latin America, particularly in Colombia, taking into account the different types of informality and their causes.

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30
Jun
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Beyond Domestic Violence Laws in Latin America: Challenges for Protection Services for Survivors

This research reviews the response to Domestic Violence in Latin America, focusing in on Mexico, and uses a series of in-depth interviews with survivors of domestic violence living in a shelter in Mexico City, to review their experience of the protection services that they received.

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30
Jun
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Social Capital, Collective Efficacy and Community Based Crime Prevention in El Salvador

This paper seeks to explore the extent to which crime and violence prevention initiatives that promote social capital and collective efficacy are successful in reducing crime and violence in Latin America, more specifically through a case study of El Salvador.

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30
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

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

This research design and methods paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint comparative research in the topic of community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa.

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23
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector

This research design and methods paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint comparative research in the topic of local content frameworks in the oil and gas sector. 

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16
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

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

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the conditions under which legislative bodies succeed or fail in holding accountable public agencies of the executive as well as the executive’s own capacity for being accountable.

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9
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

This paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint research in the topic collective land access rights for enhancing smallholder livelihoods. The research will study the cases of Peru and Kenya and analyse to what extent these lessons can be applied to other countries in Africa and Latin America. 

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2
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

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

This research design and methods paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint comparative research in the topic of effective responses to domestic violence. The research will study the cases of Ghana and Mexico and analyse how and to what extent these lessons can be applied to other countries in Africa and Latin America.

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27
May
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Informality and Inclusive Growth

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the transitions between unemployment, informality and formal employment and how they might affect or promote inclusive growth at both individual and macroeconomic level.

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