Policy Briefs

Various policy briefs developed from our research activities are listed below in reverse chronological order.

Humanitarian Work Psychology: Concepts to Contributions
SIOP White Paper Series, April 2012
This white paper highlights some relatively prototypical exemplars from the component aspects of humanitarian work psychology, charts some of their cross-sector linkages to one another, and concludes with some emerging opportunities for greater inter-organizational partnerships that foster humanitarian goals, including poverty reduction.
SIOP_White_Paper2013_HWP.pdf (527 KB)

Public service remuneration: keeping workers motivated
Poverty Research Group, January 2012
What is the evidence of the impact of increasing salaries on improving the performance of public servants, including teachers, nurses and mid-level occupations, in low- and middle-income countries: Is it time to give pay a chance?
Public service remuneration 2012.pdf (88 KB)

Discrepancies in aid and development workers' salaries
Impact case study - ESRC, 2010
Project ADDUP (Are Development Discrepancies Undermining Performance) tested the impact of the discrepancy between pay scales of local and expatriate workers on local workers' motivation in the health, education and business sectors of six countries.
Discrepancies in aid and development workers' salaries (88 KB)

Interdisciplinary research for development: a policy paper
Workshop, Global Development Network, 2008
The process and challenges of undertaking interdisciplinary research were explored in a Global Development Network (GDN) workshop which used two established and distinctive research areas - HIV/AIDS and direct budget support – as illustrative case studies.
Interdisciplinary research for development: a policy paper (88 KB)

The Human Dynamics of Aid Policy.
Malcolm MacLachlan and Stuart C. Carr (06/2005).OECD Development Centre Policy Insights No.10.
International development assistance from richer to poorer (developing) economies accounts for major flows of capital, human resources and technical assistance. While the net direction of these flows remains a topic of hot debate, there have been several barriers identified to the efficient use of aid within developing countries, many of which revolve around difficulties with achieving good governance in recipient countries.
http://www.oecd.org/development/pgd/35041556.pdf
(Retrieved from http://www.oecd.org/document/42/0,3343,en_2649_33731_39045802_1_1_1_1,00.html)

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