Publications

  • Making business out of low-profit seed

    Working Paper Series 2017– 1

    Making a profit from seed production and marketing is clearly easier for some crops than for others. Farmers would benefit from a reliable availability of good quality seeds for crops and a continuous supply of varieties with different traits, adapted to continuously changing agro-ecological conditions and market demands. To achieve this, a functioning market with seed entrepreneurs seeking to make a profit out of seed production and marketing is needed.This paper addresses the question: ‘How can the production of crops with low profit margins on seed be turned into a business?’

    Authors
    Peter Gildemacher, Wouter Kleijn, Grace Gitu, Adolphe Kadeoua, Issouffou Kapran, Daniel Karanja, Raphael Laizer, Damas Marandu, Eline Minneboo, David Ndung'u, Oumar Niangado, Dévote Nimpagaritse, Alexis Ntamavukiru, Cyriaque Simbashizubwoba, Stephen Walsh, Jonas Yogo, Sam Kugbei
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Review UHC 2030 draft paper

    Providing comments and feedback on a joint vision paper on UHC.

    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Effective seed quality assurance

    Working Paper Series 2017 – 2

    Quality assurance is an important aspect of seed production and marketing. External quality assurance is often seen as the centre piece of the seed sector, and so when aiming to strengthen seed sector functioning, the automatic response is to improve seed certification systems. However, there is little evidence of well-functioning seed certification systems in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper investigates the different kinds of quality assurance mechanisms that are being used, and in which circumstances they work.

    Authors
    Peter Gildemacher, Wouter Kleijn, David Ndung’u, Issoufou Kapran, Jonas Yogo, Raphael Laizer, Dévote Nimpagritse, Adolphe Kadeoua, Daniel Karanja, Cyriaque Simbashizubwoba, Alexis Ntamavukiro, Oumar Niangado, Patrick Oyee, Andrew Noah Chebet, Damas Marandu, Eline Minneboo, Grace Gitu, Stephen Walsh, Sam Kugbei
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Community health workers – optimizing the benefits of their unique position between communities and the health sector.

    Key note speech on Symposium: Contribution of community health workers in attainment of the sustainable development goals

    Authors
    M. Kok
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Review UNFPA framework

    Review of UNFPA Strategic plan 2018 – 2021 Integrated results and resource framework

    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • A Qualitative Study on the Causes and Consequences of Divorce after Child Marriage in Sukabumi, Rembang and West Lombok Regencies

    Authors
    Gabriella Devi Benedicta , Irwan M. Hidayana , Dr. Ida Ruwaida Noor , Reni Kartikawati , Anke van der Kwaak
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Aid & Trade in Dutch Development Cooperation

    Authors
    V. Bitzer
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Financing seed business

    Working Paper Series 2017 – 3:

    Economic growth within the agricultural sector in Africa is very much needed to enhance food security and stimulate income generation. Investments are a prerequisite for this economic growth. However, access to finance to support investments in agriculture is a major challenge. This paper aims to answer the following research question: ‘How can emerging seed producers be provided with access to credit with favourable conditions?’

    Authors
    Eline Minneboo, Peter Gildemacher, David Ndung'u, Issoufou Kapran, Jonas Yogo, Raphael Laizer, Dévote Nimpagritse, Adolphe Kadeoua, Daniel Karanja, Cyriaque Simbashizubwoba, Alexis Ntamavukiro, Oumar Niangado, Patrick Oyee, Andrew Noah Chebet, Damas Marandu, Stephen Walsh, Grace Gitu, Sam Kugbei
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Performance of community health workers

    Situating their intermediary position within complex adaptive health systems

    Authors
    M. Kok, S. Theobald, H. Ormel, M. Dieleman, M. Taegtmeyer
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • miLOOP for cataract surgery

    The purpose of this project was to give comments on the medical device miLOOP for cataract surgery and inform about the most used techniques for cataract surgery in LMICs

    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • Strengthening the health workforce to implement public health interventions in the South-Eastern European Health Network: lessons learned from a technical meeting

  • Access to information on varieties in the public domain

    Working Paper Series 2017 – 4

    Information on varieties is available in research reports, databases and variety release records, as well as in national and regional catalogues. However, oftentimes the information on these varieties and their use does not reach seed producers and farmers at the same rate that varieties become available.The cases studies and analysis focused on (i) information generation and processing, including the related communication services and mechanisms; and (ii) knowledge application of seed producers involving seed business development services and extension.

    Authors
    Willem Heemskerk, Ivan Rwomushana, Ernest Asiedu, Jean Claude Rubyogo, Francisco Miti, Samba Traore, Hannington Odame, Charles Lungaho, Enock Maereka, Dan Kiambi, Stephen Tindimubona, Sokona Dagnoko, Tsedeke Abate, Ronnie Vernooy, Carlo Fadda, Louise Sperling
    Year of Publication
    2017
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  • White Paper: Conceptual model of women and girls’ empowerment

    What does empowerment of women and girls mean? The White Paper that was developed as the first component of this project sought to address this question. A conceptual model on empowerment of women and girls was developed in close partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The model aims to provide conceptual clarity and a common language on what empowerment of women and girls means for the foundation. The White Paper defines empowerment of women and girls as ‘the expansion of choice and strengthening of voice through the transformation of power relations, so women and girls have more control over their lives and futures. It is both a process and an outcome’.

  • Sustainability of the activities of the International Vaccine Institute Seoul

    The purpose of this project was to perform a study to assess the sustainability, in terms of funding as well as the International Vaccine Institute’s (IVI) external communication and visibility

  • The Gender Dimensions of Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten Mining in the Great Lakes Region

    Authors
    Gender Resource Facility
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Routine or targeted HIV screening of Indonesian prisoners

    Authors
    P. Zwanikken, et al.
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Limits and opportunities to community health worker empowerment:

    A multi-country comparative study

    Authors
    S. Kane, M. Kok, H. Ormel, K. de Koning
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Manual community facilitators

    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Health surveillance assistants as intermediates between the community and health sector in Malawi: exploring how relationships influence performance

    Authors
    M Kok, M. Dieleman
    Year of Publication
    2016
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  • Consultants to a mission to Myanmar to join team on establishment of “The health Equity and Access Fund”

    The purpose of this project was to develop a 150 million multi donor fund proposal that will contribute to improving universal health coverage (including a focus on SRHR, TB and HIV), increase conflict sensitivity equity and health care delivery in hard to reach areas and populations. The donors in the Multidonor Fund are DFID (largest donor), SIDA, Swiss Development Corporation and USAID. This appraisal will result in a proposal following the DFID business case outline.

    Year of Publication
    2016
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