Practical Action Consulting

Practical Action is an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty.  Spreading knowledge is at the heart of its work. The ELLA Network is led by PAC Latin America (Lima, Peru), networked with PAC offices in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

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Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at Sussex University, UK is a leading global centre for international development research, teaching and communication.  Within the ELLA Network, IDS has lead responsibility for research capacity development and ensuring research quality. www.ids.ac.uk

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Foundation for Higher Education and Development (FEDESARROLLO)

The Foundation for Higher Education and Development (Fedesarrollo) is a Colombian private non-profit ‘think tank’, engaged in a wide range of social and economic research.  As part of the ELLA Network, Fedesarrollo teamed up with the Development Policy Research Unit at Cape Town University to examine labour informality. www.fedesarrollo.org.co

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Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town engages  in policy-relevant socio-economic research. It is one of Africa’s premier research institutions. In the ELLA Network, DPRU has undertaken joint research on informality with Fedesarrollo. www.dpru.uct.ac.za

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Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)

El Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE) is a private research centre conducting applied public policy research.  GRADE is one of the most important social research centres in Latin America. In the ELLA Network, GRADE has researched and run learning programmes on extractive industry and rural issues, teaming up with Tegemeo Institute, Kenya on pastoralism www.grade.org.pe

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Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development

The Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development is a policy research institute at Egerton University. Within the ELLA Network, Tegemeo conducted research and exchange programmes on pastoralism with GRADE, Peru. www.tegemeo.org

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Grupo Faro

Grupo Faro is a public policy centre that promotes evidence-based development policies in Ecuador and Latin America.  Grupo Faro is a member of several networks. As part of the ELLA Network it teamed up with ACODE, Uganda on local content in the oil and gas sector. grupofaro.org / extrayendotransparencia.grupofaro.org

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Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE)

Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) is an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank and is one of the regional leaders on governance, trade, environment, and science and technology issues. Within the ELLA Network, ACODE has worked with Grupo Faro, Ecuador on local content in the oil and gas sector. www.acode-u.org

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Centre for the Implementation of Public Policy for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)

The Centre for the Implementation of Public Policy for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) is an Argentine independent, non-partisan, non-profit organisation. Its core focus is on social and economic issues, the state and government. As part of the ELLA Network, CIPPEC worked with OSSREA on the ‘horizontal’ accountability of the executive to Parliament www.cippec.org

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Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a non-governmental, non-profit research network of social scientists and institutions engaged in teaching and research in the social sciences in Eastern and Southern Africa.  As part of the ELLA Network, OSSREA paired up with CIPPEC Argentina to explore executive accountability to Parliaments. ossrea.net

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FundaUngo Foundation (FundaUngo)

The Doctor Guillermo Manuel Ungo Foundation (FundaUngo)  is a private non-profit development organization.  FundaUngo conducts academic research and applied studies, and provides training and consulting services.  As part of the ELLA Network, it paired up with Ibadan University, Nigeria, to research and run learning programmes on crime prevention fundaungo.org.sv

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Department of Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan

The Department of Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan runs programmes leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to DPhil level in the Communication Arts. As part of the ELLA Network, the Department expanded its research to focus on community based crime prevention, working alongside FundaUngo from El Salvador. arts.ui.edu.ng

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Fundar Centre for Analysis and Research

Fundar Centre for Analysis and Research is an independent, interdisciplinary and plural institution committed to strengthening citizen participation and deepening democracy. As part of the ELLA Network, Fundar has worked on participation, citizen oversight, human rights and gender equity issues and more recently on domestic violence in association with CEGENSA, Ghana. fundar.org.mx

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Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA)

The Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana, Legon is an outlet for the University community on policies, resources and information on gender related issues. As a member of the ELLA network, CEGENSA paired up with Funder to work on issues of domestic violence. cegensa.ug.edu.gh

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