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Britain's plan to tackle malaria and save women's lives

The UK Government unveiled landmark plans on the eve of 2011 to tackle malaria and prevent deaths during pregnancy and childbirth in a move that could save an unprecedented number of lives.


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Welcome to R4D - A Portal to DFID Funded Research

R4D is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. R4D provides you with the latest information about research funded by DFID, including news, case studies and details of current and past research in over 30,000 project and document records.

The contents of this website have been reviewed following the change of administration which followed the general election. Material which has been removed is available in the version of this site maintained by the National Archives

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2nd February 2011
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Global Food and Farming Futures

New report highlights the decisions that policy makers need to take to day to ensure the world’s growing population can be fed sustainably and equitably.
 Climate Change and Environment, Sustainable Agriculture
 27 January 2011  
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Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches: Past, present...and future?

Last in series of six seminars on SLAs to be held in Brighton, UK on Wednesday 26 January.
 Capacity Building, Climate Change and Environment, Growth, Social and Political Change
 24 January 2011  
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ESPA International Programme Advisory Committee (I-PAC)

The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) Directorate has issued a call for applications to join the programme’s International Programme Advisory Committee (I-PAC). Deadline: 31 January 2011.
 Climate Change and Environment
 21 January 2011  

Why R4D?
In the past it was difficult to find out what research topics, projects, and programmes DFID was funding or had funded. Researchers all over the world (and even DFID staff) had to rely on a network of personal contacts or inspired detective work to discover who was already working in a particular area, what was already known, and what lessons had been learned. R4D responds to a demand expressed by many DFID stakeholders for better and open access to all this information. It is and will always be only one piece of the jigsaw, but it is a high-quality piece, as in order to have received DFID funding the research posted on R4D will have met strict criteria and quality standards in both formulation and execution.

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