ELDIS DEVELOPMENT REPORTER, June 05


June 03, 2005.  

ELDIS DEVELOPMENT REPORTER

1 June 2005

--------------------------------------------

 

Here is our selection from this week's additions to

Eldis: your gateway to development information.

All documents are available free on the Internet via

the links provided. If you only have email access to

the Internet, we can send you a copy of a document

as an email attachment: please contact our editor at

the email address given below.

 

------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Alternatives to corporal punishment in Kenya

 

Corporal punishment is still a routine in schools, care giver institutions and in the penal system in Kenya. This report is designed to be used as a discussion tool to address the shortcomings of using physical punishment as a disciplinary method. It presents alternative discipline methods and explains how these can better influence a child's growth and development without harming them. The report is aimed at policy makers, in particular those governing learning institutions, teachers, parents and other caregivers.

 

www.eldis.org/children

 

------------------------------------------------------

An assessment of community-based health financing activities in Uganda

 

This paper identifies good practices and key obstacles to sustainability in terms of: governance and management, financial management and viability, risk management, marketing and membership incentives, community buy-in, and impact on quality of life of members. Findings reveal that membership of a CBHF scheme improved overall quality of life. However, community participation and management practices need to be strengthened to improve scheme sustainability

 

www.eldis.org/ds/docdisplay.cfm

 

------------------------------------------------------

Brain Drain: harmful for developing countries?

 

The debate on brain drain has been opened again, this time by doctors in the UK. A recent article from the Lancet has reported that UK doctors have warned that by relying on doctors from sub-Saharn Africa, the NHS is "crippling" health systems in this region, and that financially compensating developing countries for their lost staff is not effective

 

community.eldis.org/webx

 

------------------------------------------------------

Perspectives on the EPAs

 

Recent EU trade debates revolve around the extent to which

the EPAs will promote development in the ACP countries,

given the European Commission's view that they should be a

platform for reciprocal EU-ACP trading relations. Britain's

recent call for a more flexible, pro-poor approach to the EPAs

has met with opposition from the EC. We've selected two papers which

highlight different sides of the debate, plus commentary from the

media. A Christian Aid report focuses on the dangers of stifling

economic growth in the ACP because of EU-flooded markets.

An IDS briefing paper notes that these fears are overstated,

indicating that there is room for flexibility within the WTO rules.

 

 

community.eldis.org/webx

 

------------------------------------------------------

Institutional challenges to monitoring poverty reduction

strategies

 

Booth, D.; Nsabagasani, X. / Overseas Development Institute (ODI) , 2005

 

This paper reflects on the design of monitoring systems within

the Poverty Reduction Strategy processes. Based on the Ugandan

experience, it highlights the conditions contributing to a favourable

policy environment and suggests that current incentive schemes

(within the context of monitoring stakeholders) would benefit from

a re-alignment of expectations.

 

www.eldis.org/poverty

 

------------------------------------------------------

 

Ecosystems and human well?being: biodiversity synthesis

 

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment / Millennium Ecosystem Assessment , 2005

 

Links between ecosystems, human well-being and ecosystem services

 

www.eldis.org/biodiversity

 

------------------------------------------------------

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

This Source Book provides guidance to resource rich countries and extractive industries companies on the key steps and additional actions for implementing EITI. The Source Book is in two complementary parts: the first provides guidance for resource rich countries; the second for extractive industry companies

 

www.eldis.org/csr

 

------------------------------------------------------

Manual on communication methods for policy researchers

 

A new manual from IFPRI aims to help researchers enhance their communication skills and encourages them to think about the potential audiences for and beneficiaries of their research at the inception of every project. The manual highlights principles and procedures that have proven successful in presenting research results to peers, colleagues, the media, policymakers, and interest groups. It includes guidelines for targeting and reaching selected audiences as well as exercises for applying those guidelines

 

www.eldis.org/manuals

 

------------------------------------------------------

The relationship between educational expenditures and outcomes

 

Leclercq, F. / Centre de Recherche Europeen en Economie du Developpement (DIAL), 2005

 

This paper reviews the empirical economic literature which examines the relationship between educational expenditures and outcomes.

 

www.eldis.org/education

 

------------------------------------------------------

 

ELDIS currently includes descriptions and links to

over 4,500 organisations and over 15,000 full-text

online documents covering development and

environmental issues. It can be searched or browsed

free over the Internet.

 

See our "What's New" section for a complete list of new

additions on the Eldis Web site at:

www.eldis.org/wnew

 

Our subject-focused email bulletins contain adverts and

announcements relevant to your subject area. You can

subscribe at:

www2.ids.ac.uk/bns/updates/eldis/index.cfm

or just email to the address below.

 

ELDIS is funded by Sida, DFID, SDC and Norad, and is one

of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of

Development Studies, Sussex, UK

 

Contact details:

Peter Ferguson

ELDIS Programme

at the Institute of

Development

Studies, Sussex

Brighton BN1

9RE, UK

Email: eldis@ids.ac.uk

Tel: +44 1273 877330

Fax: +44 1273 621202

WWW: www.eldis.org

 

 

 

 

 





Contact

Günther Manske

Dr. Günther Manske

Phone.:
+49-228-73-1864