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The Millennium Development Goals identify lack of clean water supply as a key factor in the lives of the poor. Eighty percent of poor people questioned in 20 countries rated lack of access to clean water as one of the main reasons for...

Women and men have different interests in, and derive different benefits from, the availability, use and management of water. Research evidence is supporting the notion that involving women, along with men, in the design and management...

Water demand management ― WDM ― can be hard to define. More an issue of policy than of technology, it is about managing and moderating our demands for good quality fresh water. It is less a matter of piping and pumps and more a tool for...

The project collectively identified information, training and products to be shared and used to develop agricultural innovation systems better able to adapt to climate change and variability. Major research themes included soil and water management, crop and varietal biodiversity, and local...

In most countries fiscal and social reforms are subject to political swings, which are reflected in the complexities of their tax and benefit systems. The objective of the Fiscal Schemes for Inclusive Development (FSID) project is to build microsimulation models aimed at assessing the impact of...

As the UNESO/Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Chair in Open Education Resources (OER), Athabasca University (AU) collaborates on delivering online workshops to hundreds of developing-world participants, to explain OER and train them in uses and integration into curricula. In addition, AU is...

In this paper, we present a structural learning model for joint sentiment classification and aspect analysis of text at various levels of granularity. Online reviews have become a major resource where users find opinions or comments on products or services they want to consume. Aspect level...

"New mechanisms for linking research and policy" supported a series of small research projects examining the use of online social networking services to link research and policy in Latin America. The most successful uses of Web 2.0 and online social networking in connecting research with policy...

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