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    • Lighting and electricity services for off-grid populations in sub-Sahara Africa 

      Quak, Evert-Jan (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-04-09)
      The current scale of investment of US$15–19 billion per year will still leave 350–600 million people without access to electricity by 2030, who live mainly in rural sub-Sahara Africa. The attention of efforts to achieve ...
    • Using Zakat for international development 

      Ismail, Zenobia (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-23)
      This review focuses on Zakat, a particular form of almsgiving within Islam. The value of Zakat is estimated to range from US$ 200 billion to US$ 1 trillion per annum across the world (Stirk, 2015) or around US$ 187 million ...
    • Relationship between regional cooperation and political stability and prosperity 

      Strachan, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-16)
      Regional cooperation takes a number of forms. Types of formal regional cooperation include preferential trade agreements, free trade agreements, customs unions, common markets, economic unions, economic and monetary unions, ...
    • Better jobs and livelihoods for young people in Africa – a spotlight on demand 

      Mader, Philip (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-04-12)
      If young people in Africa are to find jobs, policies must focus on creating many more opportunities for young people to gain work. The key problem is not an inappropriate supply of young people’s labour to labour markets, ...
    • Youth employment & citizenship: problematising theories of change 

      Oosterom, Marjoke (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-04-12)
      In recent years, funding for youth employment interventions has rapidly increased. However, there is limited to no evidence that interventions that build skills and knowledge lead to sustained employment and increased ...
    • Jobs in Kenya 

      Timmis, Hannah (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-14)
      This report examines job opportunities in Kenya and challenges to their expansion. Job opportunities are measured on three levels: quantity, quality and inclusiveness. All three outcomes matter for a country’s development; ...
    • Donor funded alliances promoting regional cooperation 

      Strachan, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-16)
      There are a significant number of donor funded regional cooperation arrangements across a broad range of thematic areas. However, the level of their success varies considerably, and the literature search carried out for ...
    • Disability in South Sudan 

      Rohwerder, Brigitte (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-16)
      Decades of conflict in South Sudan, pre and post-independence in 2011, poverty and poor access to services have increased the rate of disability and rendered people with disabilities more marginalised and excluded as a ...
    • Inclusive and Green Growth in developing countries 

      Avis, William (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-22)
      This rapid review explores the potential trade-offs involved in supporting Inclusive and Green Growth (IGG) in developing countries. The International Institute for Environment and Development comments that to bring about ...
    • Promotion of animal welfare in commercial agriculture 

      Avis, William (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-06)
      This rapid review synthesises findings from rigorous academic, practitioner, and policy references published in the past 10-15 years that discuss promotion of animal welfare in commercial agriculture. Animal welfare is a ...
    • Lessons learned from youth employment programmes in developing countries 

      Ismail, Zenobia (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-05)
      Youth employment programmes are varied but meta-analysis and systematic reviews of impact assessments of these programmes indicate that some interventions have an overall positive effect on employment and earnings. Assessments ...
    • Aid absorption: Factors and Measurements 

      Haider, Huma (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-09)
      Much of the aid allocation and aid absorption literature focuses on the effects of aid on growth, rather than private and public consumption and investment (Tengstam, 2017). This results in a large evidence gap, as findings ...
    • The contribution of wildlife to the economies of Sub Saharan Africa 

      Price, Roz (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-27)
      There are numerous studies analysing wildlife watching tourism, however, there is limited data and literature on the overall figures of wildlife watching tourism and its economic impacts, and hence these are difficult ...
    • Communication interventions supporting positive civic action in Lebanon 

      O'Driscoll, Dylan (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-05)
      This rapid review synthesises data from academic, policy and NGO sources on the role media can play in creating/easing tensions between refugees and the host community, and within the host community itself. Acknowledging ...
    • Assistive technologies in developing countries 

      Rohwerder, Brigitte (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-01)
      Assistive technologies enable people to live healthy, productive, independent and dignified lives, yet most people who need them are currently unable to access them. This rapid review looks at examples of existing literature ...
    • Modern slavery within the tea industry in Bangladesh 

      Idris, Iffat (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-02-14)
      The main factor driving modern slavery within the tea industry in Bangladesh is the extreme marginalisation of tea garden workers, who are mostly descendants of migrants from India, by wider society. Social and economic ...
    • Women-initiated measures to cope with environmental stresses and climate change in South Asia 

      Price, Roz (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-02-28)
      This review gives a number of examples of women-initiated measures to cope with climate change and environmental stresses in South Asia (see Section 3). Many more examples exist and a strong literature base is developing. ...
    • Threats to and approaches to promote freedom of religion or belief 

      Idris, Iffat (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-02-27)
      Violations of religious freedom are increasing globally in scale, depth and blatancy. Carried out by both government and non-state actors, they range from the mundane (e.g. administrative restrictions) to the extreme (e.g. ...
    • Livelihood options and pathways out of poverty in Nepal 

      Avis, Will (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-02-23)
      This rapid review synthesises findings from rigorous academic, practitioner, and policy references published in the past 10 years that discuss livelihood options and pathways out of poverty for households in Nepal. The ...
    • Leave no-one behind: infrastructure and inclusion 

      Rajé, Fiona (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-02-16)
      This review outlines ways in which different groups of people might be unintentionally excluded if their needs and livelihoods are not taken into account in infrastructure projects. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ...