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Taking into account health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for Pakistan, efforts are required beyond providing medical services. A multi-sectoral approach necessitates the inclusion of wider social services. Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) along with other...

As Afghanistan begins the process of adopting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is a key time to learn and share knowledge on modes of implementation and roles of various stakeholders in the process. Each country involved in the SDG programme will adopt SDGs according to their contexts,...

This brief describes a large rural workfare program in India that raised women's employment and in turn benefited children's education.

This country report elaborates on the institutional framework in India for implementing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in general, and health SDGs in particular, placing focus on the role of health policy research institutions (HPRIs) and their involvement in the...

Efforts to prevent further rises in diabetes prevalence require examination of cultural and sociopolitical factors in diabetes onset and management, including structural inequalities. To analyze the role of anthropological factors, in-depth interviews and focus groups were organized within a...

Unpaid care and domestic work are vital for family well-being, yet they are rarely valued or accounted for in the market economy. As women are the primary providers of care to children and the elderly.
Riding a public bus in El Salvador can be a treacherous and even deadly experience. But a local think tank is using its newfound ability to conduct detailed on-the-ground research to help transform a system relied upon by millions.
Fostering entrepreneurship, and creating job opportunities for Universidad de los Andes and WEConnect International.

Overall, the SAIC Program was found to be highly relevant to both DFID and IDRC, embodying and advancing their distinct and shared global, institutional and regional priorities. This past decade, the world's urban population has increased to more than half of the global population. Responding to...

The success of peace building and 'state-building' in Somaliland was largely due to the involvement of traditional actors and customary institutions rooted in Somali clan systems. A consensus-based structure, strategy, process, and leadership allowed communities to settle their differences...

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