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  • IDS Digital Library (publications from research institutes in developing countries curated by IDS)
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  • The State of Healthcare Access in Freetown’s Informal Settlements 

    Macarthy, Joseph M.; Conteh, Abu; Sellu, Sudie Austina; Doughty, Thomas (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
    Unequal access to healthcare exacerbates poor health due to their living conditions of those living in informal settlements across Freetown. This issue brief provides an insight into the current state of healthcare provision ...
  • Waste Management Challenges in Freetown’s Informal Settlements 

    Macarthy, Joseph M.; Conteh, Abu; Sellu, Sudie Austina; Doughty, Thomas (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
    Waste management has been a challenge in the Freetown municipality of Sierra Leone for a long time, underpinned by the limited capacity of institutions responsible for waste collection and depositing. These challenges come ...
  • Water and Sanitation Challenges and Impact on Health in Informal Settlements 

    Macarthy, Joseph; Conteh, Abu; Sellu, Sudie Austina; Doughty, Thomas (Future Health Systems, 2018-12)
    Access to water is one of the major challenges faced by residents of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and informal settlements are no exception to this problem. Communities’ sources and access to water vary by location. The rapid ...
  • Natural Resources Management Strategies in the Sahel 

    Cooper, Rachel (IDS, 2018-10-01)
    This helpdesk review has drawn primarily on evidence from systematic reviews and synthesis studies focused on natural resources management strategies in Sahel (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). It identifies ...
  • Labour Standards and Firm Growth 

    Hatayama, Maho (IDS, 2018-10-25)
    This helpdesk review has drawn primarily on evidence from systematic reviews and synthesis studies focused on (i) the impact of labour standards on labour/firms’ performances and (ii) policies and programmes from other ...

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