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For a vast country like India, developing an appropriate research methodology was a challenge, forced by disruptions to evolve over time. Variations exist in health status and health utilization between states, districts within a state, and between villages and villagers. Fieldwork was...

The core question the evaluation report seeks to answer is: "Has the program built a solid
basis from which its influence can increasingly be felt?" Observations are offered on progress with the five main Rural Territorial Dynamics (DTR)-specific components, together with management and...

This findings brief is based on the reports: the
"Program Report 2005-2010" by the RITC program,
April 2010, and the "External Review of the
Research for International Tobacco Control Program
2005-2010" by Burke Fishburn, Mira Aghi and Shirley
Addies. The full...

Since its first introduction in 2003 until January 2009 highly pathogenic avian
influenza (HPAI) was reported in 31 of 33 provinces of Indonesia. In addition,
115 fatal human cases have been reported in the same period and about
11 million chickens had died or been culled. In...

Results of the research suggest that after implementation of the management information system (MIS) Mifos, there was an overall increase in service quality of the microfinance institutions (MFIs), increased quality of information provided to clients, and higher client satisfaction. The...

The present study evaluates the contribution of the large-scale production and use
of biodiesel to the promotion of sustainable development. The study identifies
potential risks for the goals of social inclusion, global environmental development,
conservation of biodiversity...

We examine how the internet brings people together not virtually over digital networks
but physically while co-located in public spaces. In particular we are interested in how people in
cybercafés share and collaborate with others who are physically present in the facility at the...