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  • Overview of Sector Transformation Programmes Funded by DFID 

    Megersa, Kelbesa; Avis, William (IDS, 2019-08-05)
    This rapid literature review summarizes the existing evidence (mainly programme business cases, annual reviews, logical frameworks, etc.) on selected sector programs run by DFID in priority countries. This report will ...
  • Structure of the Global Ready-Made Garment Sector 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2019-08-22)
    The ready-made garment (RMG) industry’s value chain is buyer-driven. It is labour intensive and involves large retailers who have specific product requirements. Large companies set up production plants in regions where ...
  • Tax Evasion and Missing Imports: Evidence From Transaction-Level Data 

    Mengistu, Andualem T.; Molla, Kiflu G.; Mascagni, Giulia (IDS, 2019-09-18)
    It is well documented in the literature that developing countries raise less tax revenue as a share of their economy than their developed counterparts. Part of this gap can be explained by the relatively higher tax evasion ...
  • Changing Food Systems: Implications for DFID Priorities 

    Woodhill, Jim; Quak, Evert-jan (IDS, 2019-09)
    How food systems change over the coming decades will have profound implications for development goals and priorities. Changes in what we eat, population growth, and urbanisation – along with the implications of climate ...
  • IDS Annual Review 2019 

    IDS (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-17)
    During the past year, international development has involved grappling with a series of dramatic social and political shifts. We have seen extreme right-wing populism taking hold in more countries; the US retreating from ...
  • Small Business Owners and Corporate Tax Responsibility in Nigeria: An Exploratory Study 

    Amaeshi, Kenneth; Adi, Bongo; Ikiebey, Godson (IDS, 2019-09-16)
    This study explores how small business owners talk about their tax responsibility, especially in non-enabling institutional contexts. It identifies two main types of tax responsibility discourses amongst these business ...
  • Transparency of Loans to Uganda 

    Mills, Linnea (IDS, 2019-05-14)
    This report focuses on transparency and accountability of debt from both the lender’s and the borrower’s perspectives. Section 2 outlines what transparency entails with regard to borrowers and lenders with a particular ...
  • Assessing the Performance of African Tax Administrations: A Malawian Puzzle 

    Ligomeka, Waziona (IDS, 2019-09-16)
    We lack good indicators of the quality of national tax administrations, especially for low-income countries. The situation is, however, improving. Through the relatively new TADAT process (Tax Administration Diagnostic ...
  • Pastoralists Without Pasture: Water Scarcity, Marketisation and Resource Enclosures In Kutch, India 

    Mehta, Lyla; Srivastava, Shilpi (White Horse Press, 2019-09-01)
    Scarcity and uncertainty loom large over the landscape of Kutch, an arid to semi-arid district in western India, where pastoralism has been practised for generations. Despite its clear potential to tackle the dryland ...
  • Principal Lenders to Uganda 

    Pasaogullari, Hulya (IDS, 2019-05-13)
    This report provides a summary of public debt of Uganda specifically focusing on its external debt. A similar but limited search for Kenya is also presented as comparison. The types of lending products in terms of loan, ...
  • Leaving No One Behind: Perspectives and Directions from DFID Multi-Cadre Conferences 

    Herbert, Siân (IDS, 2019)
    This report is on two DFID multi-cadre conferences that explored how strengthening a development focus on leaving no one behind (LNB) improves the lives of people living in extreme poverty and marginalisation. The conferences ...
  • Mapping Differential Vulnerabilities and Rights: ‘Opening’ Access to Social Protection for Forcibly Displaced Populations 

    Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (SpringerOpen, 2019)
    In recent years, forcibly displaced populations have attracted enormous media attention as an increasing number of disasters and political conflicts push more and more people to move away from their homes and seek refuge ...
  • Guidance, Standards, and Protocols in the Humanitarian Sector on Reducing Harm to the Environment 

    Tull, Kerina (IDS, 2019-08-01)
    The UK Government is taking a keen interest into the way that the UK can reduce its carbon emissions (Carson, 2018): this includes legislative acts (Kyoto Protocol, EU Emissions Trading Scheme) as well as national policies ...
  • Automation of Government Processes 

    Herbert, Siân (IDS, 2019-09-06)
    This rapid literature review examines the impact of, and lessons from, automating government processes in middle-income countries (MICs) and fragile and conflict affected environments (FCAEs). Automating government processes ...
  • Smallholder Data: What Information Does the Private Sector Collect About Smallholders, How Can it be Improved, and How is it Relevant to the SDGs? 

    Spratt, Stephen; O'Flynn, Peter; Ayele, Seife; Eager, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-12-31)
    This summary presents findings from a DFID research funded project, covering the data that is currently collected by agribusinesses and their financiers about smallholders across six value chains in three countries: Ethiopia, ...
  • Masculinities and Transition in Kazakhstan: Country Brief 

    Greig, Alan; Kudaibergenova, Diana T; Edström, Jerker (IDS, 2019-09-10)
    In both policy-oriented and scholarly literatures on the gender dimensions of the social and economic transitions in Kazakhstan of the past 30 years, men and their gendered experiences of transitions are scarcely discussed. ...
  • Climate Change, Vulnerability to Violent Extremism and Conflict in Kenya 

    Price, Roz (IDS, 2019-08-13)
    This rapid review explores the evidence of indirect connections between conflict, vulnerability and climate change in Kenya. The connections between climate change and conflict are complex, dependent, and not fully understood; ...
  • Masculinities and Transition in Egypt: Country Brief 

    Aly, Ramy; Greig, Alan; Edström, Jerker (IDS, 2019-09-10)
    Gender and development research in Egypt tends to frame questions about men solely in terms of barriers to women’s economic advancement. Only recently have questions been raised about men’s own gendered experiences and ...
  • Masculinities and Transition: Enduring Privilege? 

    Edström, Jerker; Aly, Ramy; Greig, Alan; Walker, Charlie; Babenko, Svitlana; Çağlar, Meriç; Kudaibergenova, Diana T; Müller, Catherine (IDS, 2019-09-10)
    There has been significant progress in gender equality globally over recent decades, such as in school enrolment or in labour force participation rates, and in certain groups of men’s and boys’ attitudes to gender equality; ...
  • Masculinities and Transition: Summary Brief 

    Edström, Jerker; Greig, Alan; Aly, Ramy; Walker, Charlie; Müller, Catherine (IDS, 2019-09-10)
    Profound social and economic transitions over the past 30 years have shaped women’s lives and opportunities in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine in varying ways. Much less is known about men’s experiences of economic ...

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