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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 Postcard #002 -

/ 11th July 2015 /

  Polis Postcard #002 - Vijana Umoja Pamoja Foundation What are the objectives of your community project and what is the story behind its creation? My projects revolve around advocacy for sound governance and youth development. I have been very instrumental with my outfit in ensuring that public resources are adequately utilized. In this case, I have


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Polis Postcard #001 – Enkishui E Maa Projects

/ 11th July 2015 /

  Polis Postcard #001 - Enkishui E Maa Projects    What are the objectives of your community project and what is the story behind its creation? The idea to be the change we want to see and been proactive in working with the community to change their story was developed from discussion on different experiences which


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Polis Perspective 03/07/2015: Gender and power in science and development: gender discrimination is not a joke

/ 3rd July 2015 /

Stephanie Halksworth: Gender and power in science and development: gender discrimination is not a joke 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 Tonya Blowers’ article “Focus on Gender: Sex, power and scientific influence” SciDev.Net, 24/6/2015. In


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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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