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Analysis

We work to understand and explain the global environment and the local realities of our world today, and share our insight, observations and debates with you.

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Ideas

We develop and apply ideas to topics where we can make a difference, transforming our knowledge into practice together with partner organisations.

 

Recent Publications

The Polis

Have you ever thought about why development cooperation is often ineffective? So have we.

The Polis is ReSET’s flagship project. It stems from seeing that development cooperation does not work when its projects are not locally formulated and led. Moreover, when projects are local-led, they often encounter problems in finding the necessary resources to turn idea into reality.  
The Polis creates Local-Led Connections. These are a match between locally demanded services and global resources, and allow local needs and ambitions to be satisfied in a simple and effective way.

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Polis Perspective 19/06/2015: ‘Time to adapt to the complex reality of migration’

/ 19th June 2015 /

Isadora Loreto: ‘Time to adapt to the complex reality of migration’ Polis Perspectives are weekly perspectives of our team on Polis-related topics. We also share our favourite articles and tweets. This week’s perspective is written by Isadora Loreto on Kristy Siegfried’s article “Refugee versus migrant: time for a new label?” IRIN, 15/6/2015. In her article


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Polis Perspective 12/06/2015 – It´s time to put girls and women at the top of your agenda

/ 12th June 2015 /

Stephanie Halksworth: ‘It´s time to put girls and women at the top of your agenda’ Polis Perspectives are weekly perspectives of our team on Polis-related topics. We also share our favourite articles and tweets. This week’s perspective is written by Stephanie Halksworth on Katja Iversen’s article ‘Dear G7, it’s time to put girls and women at


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Polis Perspective 05/06/2015: Impact investment and utilitarianism – a debate worth keeping alive

/ 5th June 2015 /

Thomas Kruiper: Impact investment and utilitarianism – A debate worth keeping alive Polis Perspectives are weekly perspectives of our team on Polis-related topics. We also share our favorite articles and tweets. This week’s perspective is written by Thomas Kruiper on the article:  Adam Rein, ’Impact Investing and a 200 year old debate, SSIR, 29/05/2015 Last week Stanford


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Connecting Local Realities: The case of women’s groups in Kenya

/ 1st June 2015 /

In recent years, there has been increasing focus on the role of women in development. A number of countries have committed themselves to tackling gender issues with the goal of improving the socio-economic status of women. This position of women is seen to be crucial for achieving wider developmental and social goals. Kenya, for example,


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Interview with Dr. Ernesto Sirolli – Enterprise Facilitation

/ 1st June 2015 /

This month´s focus is on Enterprise Facilitation, a person-centred approach to community and economic development, developed by the Sirolli Institute. Since 1985, Enterprise Facilitation has provided a mechanism for mobilising community leadership and community revitalisation around the world. This article is based on a conversation between Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, the founder and director of the


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Localising the Post-2015 Debate: What are the realities?

/ 1st June 2015 /

On my flight to Nairobi, Kenya in March this year, I sat next to Lydia, a director of a subsidised maternal health centre in the outskirts of Nairobi. I was itching to find out if the waiver of maternity fees in all public hospitals in Kenya as declared by president Uhuru Kenyatta two years ago,


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