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    • Situation of persons with disabilities in Lebanon 

      Combaz, Emilie (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-15)
      This Helpdesk report provides a situational analysis of people with disabilities in Lebanon. The report is organised as follows; section 2 summarises the state of knowledge and highlights key gaps; section 3 presents data ...
    • The Criminal Justice System and Stability in Algeria 

      Strachan, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-10)
      This report focuses on the role that the criminal justice system in the country plays in supporting or undermining stability. The following components of the criminal justice system are considered - law enforcement; ...
    • The Security Sector and Stability in Algeria 

      Strachan, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05-29)
      Algeria faces a broad range of security threats, including terrorism, instability in neighbouring countries, drug trafficking and ethnic tensions. While the Algerian armed forces play an important role in combatting these ...
    • Inclusive and Sustained Growth in Iraq 

      Idris, Iffat (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-20)
      Iraq faces significant economic challenges, in particular stemming from its dependence on oil revenue and the country’s bloated public sector. Private sector growth is particularly constrained by the dominance of state-owned ...
    • Barriers to Women’s Economic Inclusion in Tanzania 

      Idris, Iffat (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05-23)
      The main barriers to women’s economic inclusion in Tanzania are: time poverty (because women have to spend so much time on household chores); lack of education; reproductive health pressures; lack of assets and access to ...
    • Psychosocial Disabilities in the Middle East 

      Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05-30)
      Where the term psychosocial disability was used in the literature it often was not defined. Among experts some felt it wasn’t an important distinction, one said it was a term rarely used in the field and a few agreed a ...
    • Governance and Development in Iraq 

      O'Driscoll, Dylan (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05-21)
      This rapid review synthesises data from academic, policy and NGO sources on how issues surrounding governance in Iraq can hinder development and contribute to conflict. It is important to note – as this report is related ...
    • How Youth-Specific is Africa’s Youth Employment Challenge? 

      Irwin, Stacie; Mader, Philip; Flynn, Justin (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07)
      As policy-makers turn their attention to Africa’s youth employment challenge and respond with programmes targeting young people, it is paramount to assess the extent to which this challenge is about broader contextual ...
    • Drug Expiry Standards in Developing Countries 

      Tull, Kerina (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-11)
      This rapid review confirms that strict global guidelines are available for use of expired primary health care drugs on the essential medicines list. There are World Health Organisation (2011) and Partnership for Quality ...
    • Benefits of Internships for Interns and Host Organisations 

      Ismail, Zenobia (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-15)
      Internships enable students to acquire skills, which cannot be learned in the classroom environment, while employers obtain access to low-cost labour and reduced recruitment costs (Galloway, Marks, & Chillas, 2014; Holyoak, ...
    • Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Public Works Programmes 

      Ismail, Zenobia (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05-15)
      This helpdesk report aims to outline the scope, impact and challenges associated with public works programmes (PWPs) in development and humanitarian contexts. PWPs have been implemented in a broad range of countries to ...
    • Double Taxation Agreements and Developing Countries 

      Quak, Evert-Jan; Timmis, Hannah (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-01)
      The literature estimates that approximately 3,000 Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) are in force, which could be a fraction of the number of potential bilateral tax relationships, as there is no centralised, complete and ...
    • Environmental risks in Iraq 

      Price, Roz (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-08)
      Iraq’s environment has been subject to a number of converging pressures stemming from population growth, the impact of three wars, climate change, poor land use planning, and encroachment on fragile ecosystems (World Bank, ...
    • Private Sector Development and Growth in Developing Countries: The Role of Tax Policy and Administration 

      Kundt, Thorben (Institute of Development Studies, 2017-09)
      This rapid review seeks to provide a brief overview on recent contributions to the literature, which is complemented by some empirical findings. A particular focus is on contributions from international organisations that ...
    • Opportunities and Challenges for Taxing the Informal Economy and Subnational Taxation 

      Kundt, Thorben (Institute of Development Studies, 2017-10)
      To date, international support to taxation and domestic revenue mobilisation has been rather strongly focused on the national level. For instance, DFID’s centrally managed programmes, and HMRC’s capacity work, have considered ...
    • Material Requirements for Infrastructure Development 

      Pham, Son Quang; Burrow, Michael (Institute of Development Studies, 2017-10)
      This literature review aims to identify published studies providing projections of the global demand for, and remaining stock of, materials important for construction that could be constraints to the development of ...
    • Mobile Technology and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities 

      Thompson, Stephen (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05)
      This K4D Emerging Issues report highlights research and emerging evidence that show how mobile-enabled services can help increase inclusion of persons with disabilities. The aim is to provide DFID policy-makers with the ...
    • Youth Employment & Citizenship: Problematising Theories of Change 

      Oosterom, Marjoke (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-04)
      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 ...
    • Current and Projected Impacts of Renewable Natural Resources Degradation on Economic Development in Uganda 

      Cooper, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05)
      This report examines the current and expected future trends for the economic impact of environmental change and natural resources depletion/degradation in Uganda. It focuses on the agricultural sector, forests, fisheries ...
    • Models of Gender-Sensitive Procurement Used by International Aid Entities 

      Combaz, Emilie (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-06-22)
      This review investigates the different models that major international aid entities use to implement gender-sensitive procurement (GSP) in their own operations. It is based on a rapid survey of 40 such multilateral, ...