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(SSHAP, 2020-09-18)Shielding is a term used to describe the protection of individuals at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness by separating them from the general population. An initial analysis of key considerations regarding shielding was ...
Enhancing Community Engagement Through Data Collection: Controlling the Cholera Epidemic in Mozambique (SSHAP, 2020-08)Mozambique was hit by Cyclone Idai in March 2019, followed by Cyclone Kenneth in April 2019, causing about 2.2 million people to require humanitarian assistance in cyclone-affected areas, and an outbreak of cholera in ...
(Institute of Development Studies, 2020-01-17)The physical risks of climate change, including both gradual global warming and an increase in extreme weather events are likely to cause increasing financial and economic losses. This helpdesk report examines the evidence ...
(Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-07)While potential costs and tracked spending on adaptation to climate change in middle-income countries (MICs) are difficult to measure, there is wide agreement that current spending on adaption is highly inadequate. This ...
(Institute of Development Studies, 2020-08-25)Transitions away from fossil fuels and other carbon-intensive industries involve a range of dynamic social, political, economic, and environmental factors at international, national, regional and local levels. Many national ...