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The Benefits of Rural Electrification
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Fifteen former winners from the Global Development Awards Competition convened in New Delhi in conjunction with the 2018 Global Development Conference on STI4D to brainstorm fresh ideas on how to boost GDN's network of excellence comprising researchers and practitioners alumni from past grants and competitions. Key ideas included building greater interaction between researchers and policy-makers, identifying and addressing local development challenges, supporting visibility and promotion of local research aimed at policy impact, generating local ownership of research findings, and accessing the skills and competencies of the group to work and publish together. Join Friends of GDN and add to the discussion.
THE BENEFITS OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION
GDN's Global Research Competition grantees, Sambhu Singh Rathi and Claire Vermaak, recently published a paper in the prestigious World Development journal focusing on the effect of household electrification on labor market outcomes for rural individuals in India and South Africa -- two developing countries that have implemented large-scale rural electrification schemes in recent decades. Their findings suggest that the benefits of electrification depend on gender roles, supporting policies and the labor absorptive capacity of the economy. Read more on the Global Research Competition.
POLICY LAB IN GHANA FOR UN WORLD PRESS DAY
GDN, in partnership with UNESCO, held a Policy Lab for the UN World Press Freedom Day in Accra, Ghana this month. The objective of the policy lab was to share our knowledge on how best to connect the demand for research, on a specific topic, with supply. Teasing out the relevance of the research with regard to current policies and practices is crucial, especially at the time of developing research questions. The event received positive feedback from participants who were able to refine their questions, revise their initial assumptions and identify challenges related to methodology, implementation, and ethics.
CLOSING THE KNOWLEDGE GAP ON CLIMATE CHANGE
GDN attended the Bonn Climate Change Conference 2018, organized by the UNFCCC, which hosted the 48th Session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The event provided GDN with the opportunity to follow up on program development work focused on climate change adaptation and development. During the event, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change acknowledged GDN’s efforts in closing the knowledge gaps on agriculture, water, and energy within the framework of the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative.
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