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Community Based Crime Prevention in Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in the world. Guatemalans of every age, class and ethnicity confront violence daily in every part of the national territory. According to statistics kept by the police and the human rights ombudsman, …

Policy Analysis for Growth and Employment

Labour income is crucial to the livelihoods of the poor in developing countries. Yet they face many constraints in finding decent jobs and developing small enterprises, and most are not covered by any form of social security. This project supports …

Population Health Vulnerabilities to Vector-borne Diseases: Increasing Resilience under Climate Change Conditions in Africa

People in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa suffer from poverty, food insecurity, a fragile economy, and social vulnerability. With climate change, they may also face increasing threats from vector-borne diseases.

Vector-borne …

Research Consortium for the Development of Agriculture in Haiti

Even before it was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010, Haiti's children suffered some of the worst rates of undernutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to UNICEF, in 2005, one out of every three children under five was …

Strengthening the Indonesia's Health Policy Network to Promote Equity and Social Protection

Despite sustained economic growth and efforts to expand universal health coverage in Indonesia, many poor people still have little or no access to proper healthcare services. Indeed, healthcare provision remains uneven and of poor quality, …

Shaping Public Health Education, Research, and Policy in the Arab World

While the Arab World has enjoyed substantial economic progress, there has been little improvement in ensuring equitable access to health care. In most countries, the majority of people have limited access to basic health services. These are …

Governance for Urban Health Equity: Mobilizing Demand for Primary Health Care among the Urban Poor in Bangladesh

The growth of urban slums in Bangladesh is creating a crisis in healthcare delivery. New research will identify opportunities to improve health care for the urban poor and involve communities more meaningfully in health …

Understanding Southern Influence in Cyberspace Security and Governance: Toward a Global Network of Southern-based Cyber Scholars

The securitization of cyberspace - that is, making it a matter of national security - is perhaps the most important force shaping global communications today. It is particularly troublesome for developing countries where the use of networked …

Tool to Assess the Implementation of Access to Information Legislation

Significant progress has been made globally over the past decade to establish access to information as a fundamental human right, to promote legislative standards, and to engage civil society to support this right. More than 90 countries worldwide …

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences: Support for Institutional Development, Core Capacities, and an Inaugural Research Program

This project will provide institutional support to the recently established Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) for a broad-based program of research. Funding will enable the organization to deliver on its mandate of building a strong …

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