Library

World Development Report 2015

World Development Report 2015

World Development Report 2015 This year’s World Development Report – Mind, Society, and Behavior – could not be more timely. Its main message is that, when it comes to understanding and changing human behavior, we can do better. Many development economists and practitioners believe that the “irrational” elements of human ... Read More »

Democratic Transition and Women’s Rights: Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Indonesia

Democratic Transition and Women’s Rights: Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Indonesia

Democratic Transition and Women’s Rights: Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Indonesia In 1998, after three decades of authoritarian rule, women’s organizations re-emerged across Indonesia in the participatory spaces opened up by the democratic transition and the decentralization process. This Brief outlines how women’s rights advocates have taken advantage of this ... Read More »

Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates

Publication: Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates

Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates Climate change and resource depletion are the main challenges of the 21st century. In 2010, the worldwide building sector was responsible for 24% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, second only to the industrial sector.                                                       The building sector must therefore play its part. ... Read More »

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning Manual

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning Manual

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning Manual This manual aims at strengthening capacity of key stakeholders and was designed for officials of the Government of Nepal, representatives of civil society and other organizations working on climate adaptation planning. It consists of six modules for understanding climate change, its impacts, vulnerability assessment ... Read More »

The Evolution of National Urban Policies

Publication: The Evolution of National Urban Policies

The Evolution of National Urban Policies A National Urban Policy is a coherent set of decisions derived through a deliberate government-led process of coordinating and rallying various actors for a common vision and goal that will promote more transformative, productive, inclusive and resilient urban development for the long term. As ... Read More »

Preliminary Finding Men’s Attitude and Practices regarding

Preliminary Finding Men’s Attitude and Practices regarding icddr,b is an international health research organisation dedicated to improving health and saving lives. Our mission is simple: to help solve critical public health challenges facing the people of Bangladesh and beyond—especially those who are most vulnerable—by generating knowledge, and translating it into ... Read More »