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  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.8 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-10)
    This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 (C19) to inform and support their responses. This ...
  • Independent Assessment of the SSHAP Response to Ebola in the DRC, 2018-2020 

    Stellmach, Darryl (Social Science in Humanitarian Action (SSHAP), 2020-03)
    This report is intended as a rapid, light-touch assessment of SSHAP response activities related to the EVD outbreaks in DRC (2018-2020). To that end it covers the Équateur outbreak, North Kivu outbreak, plus preparedness ...
  • Agricultural Commercialisation in Northern Zimbabwe: Crises, Conjunctures and Contingencies,1890-2020 

    Scoones, Ian; Shonhe, Toendepi; Chitapi, Terence; Maguranyanga, Caleb; Mutimbanyoka, Simbai (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-06-01)
    This study observes the interconnecting influences, over five time periods from 1890-2020, that have affected pathways of commercialisation, mostly of tobacco and maize, in Mvurwi area in northern Mazowe district, Zimbabwe. ...
  • Does Rice Commercialisation Empower Women? Experience from Mngeta Division in Kilombero District, Tanzania 

    Jeckoniah, John; Mosha, Devotha B.; Boniface, Gideon (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-06-01)
    Rice commercialisation in Mngeta Division is believed to be the core driver for economic growth, poverty reduction, and improvements in the lives of men and women living there. However, as households engage in agricultural ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.83 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-09)
    This weekly COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) is based on 3.5 hours of desk-based research. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on COVID-19 but aims to make original documents ...

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