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  • Humanitarian Evidence and Discourse Summary No.26 

    Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-05)
    This is the 26th monthly Humanitarian Evidence Summary (HUMES) to signpost FCDO and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on humanitarian action to inform and support their response. ...
  • Synthesis of Work by the Covid Collective 

    Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-03)
    Overview: This report looked across Covid Collective outputs and grouped findings into three sections. Section 2) Pandemic response; Section 3) Increased marginalisation; and Section 4) Emergent outcomes. Section 4 describes ...
  • China’s Humanitarian Assistance Activities in Africa 

    Lucas, Brian (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-03-04)
    Chinese humanitarian aid in Africa in 2020 and 2021 was overwhelmingly dominated by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which included providing medical supplies and medical teams in 2020, and consisted almost entirely ...
  • Sustaining Existing Social Protection Programmes During Crises: What Do We Know? How Can We Know More? 

    Slater, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-05-11)
    Research on social assistance in crisis situations has focused predominantly on how social assistance can flex in response to rapid-onset emergencies such as floods or hurricanes and to slower-onset shocks such as drought. ...
  • Seeing the Combined Effects of Aid Programmes 

    Burge, Richard; Nadelman, Rachel; McGee, Rosie; Fox, Jonathan; Anderson, Colin (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-05-10)
    Multiple aid agencies often try to support change in the same places, at the same time, and with similar actors. Surprisingly, their interactions and combined effects are rarely explored. This Policy Briefing describes ...

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