Reporting Research

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Topic guides

Topic guides cover the key debates and evidence on contemporary development issues in simple plain language.

Beyond the financial crisis

Posted in: Practical Resources

This is a briefing document for journalists on economic growth and poverty reduction. It sets out the main issues around the topic and gives tips on reporting it. It aims to help journalists consider issues and debates, and research their own stories.

Dams and development

Posted in: Practical Resources

This topic guide aims to shed light on the issues surrounding dam construction for journalists looking to write about the topic. The topic guide considers areas of potential conflict between countries, concerns over policy guidelines regarding dam building and the socio-economic impact of displacement. It highlights research findings, recommendations and case studies – all valuable sources of information for journalists and editors.

Better connected – empowering people through communications technology

Posted in: Practical Resources

The development of new information and communications technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones, personal computers and the Internet has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people. But issues around access, ownership of the technology and how much it costs may mean that relatively few individuals benefit to the exclusion of everyone else.

Tax matters: A media guide on research on taxation and good governance

Posted in: Practical Resources

This guide looks at tax and governance issues in developing countries. The briefing provides information on the debate, story ideas as well as lists of organisations to find out more information on tax and governance.

Climate change: Adapting to the greenhouse

Posted in: Practical Resources

Climate change will mean a different world for us all. For millions it will bring higher temperatures, less water, scarcer food and more risk of natural disasters, such as floods and storms. But every country can help itself to cope by accepting and adapting to this new reality.