Journal article

1 Aug 2018

Building energy efficiency is an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally. In fact, 55 countries have included building energy efficiency in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. This research uses building energy code implementation in six cities across different continents...



5 Oct 2016


In a surprise outcome, the Colombian population has voted ‘No’ in the 2 October plebiscite to the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. With 99.98 per cent of votes counted, the plebiscite...

Conference paper

4 Dec 2015

During the 1990s, the devastating outcomes of the economic restructuring on several regions and key sectors such as the agriculture and livestock prompted countries such as Colombia to undertake an aggressive program of value chain-based development policies and partnerships including its decentralization to the regions....

Conference paper

4 Dec 2015

The paper addresses the influence of regional factors on value chain-based development strategies. First, it elaborates on the development trajectory of the regions included in the study. Second, the main elements of the territorial embedding of value chains are discussed to put in context the...


29 Sep 2015

This book is about 24 developing countries that have embarked on the journey towards universal health coverage (UHC) following a bottom-up approach, with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable, through a systematic data collection that provides practical insights to policymakers and practitioners....

Journal article

26 Aug 2015

INTRODUCTION: This paper is on Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination and its exercise through democratic participation. First, I will expound on why the right to self-determination—as configured in international law, translated by many states and adopted by Indigenous communities—enhances liberal democratic governance. Then I will...


2 Mar 2015

It has been five years since the report, Women and Mobile: A Global Opportunity , highlighted the disparity in mobile phone ownership between men and women in low- and middle-income countries and drew increased attention to the issue of women’s access to mobile phones. Since...

Journal article

23 Oct 2014

Technology intermediaries are seen as potent vehicles for addressing perennial problems in transferring technology from university to industry in developed and developing countries. This paper examines what constitutes effective user-end intermediation in a low-technology, developing economy context, which is an under-researched topic. The social learning...


25 Jan 2013

Executive summary

From activists in Egypt to coffee farmers in Colombia, the Internet has transformed the lives of billions of people. It functions as a gateway to ideas, resources, and opportunities that never could have been realized before, let alone fathomed. All around...

Journal article

1 Sep 2012

The primary aim of this paper is to demonstrate how technology transfer between universities and rural industries in developing countries can be achieved effectively, using independent research and advisory centres as intermediaries. It draws on a longitudinal action research study, which experiments with the process...


27 Nov 2009

Multidisciplinary arts are broad and inclusive, with an emphasis on the presence of more than one discipline, which may extend beyond the arts, thereby offering both problems and opportunities for their funding.

This report, which summarises the findings of a D’art question...



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