Recent Submissions

  • Strengthening Small and Medium Enterprises to Address Youth Unemployment Crisis in Zimbabwe 

    Gukurume, Simbarashe (IDS, 2018-08)
    After years of Mugabe’s anti-Western rhetoric closed Zimbabwe’s doors, his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa declared the country ‘open for business’. After such a long period of looking inward, this could be a chance to rebuild ...
  • Realising the Potential of Agribusiness to Reduce Youth Unemployment in Ethiopia 

    Wossen, Tesfamicheal; Ayele, Seife (IDS, 2018-08)
    Agribusiness in Ethiopia has grown significantly in the last 20 years, and this growth is set to continue. This transition presents opportunities to address the country’s high youth unemployment and for agribusinesses to ...
  • Evidence to Action: Highlights From Transform Nutrition Research 

    Gillespie, Stuart; Hoddinott, John; Nisbett, Nicholas; Arifeen, Shams; van den Bold, Mara (SAGE Journals, 2018-08-05)
    Background: The Transform Nutrition (Transform) research consortium (2012-2017), led by the International Food Policy Research Institute, sought to generate evidence to inform and inspire action to address undernutrition ...
  • Equity in Social and Development Studies Research: Insights for Nutrition 

    Nisbett, Nicholas; Harris, Jody (United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition, 2018-06-01)
    While much international nutrition research deals with certain aspects of equity, such as the disempowerment of women producing negative effects on nutrition outcomes, we argue that the nutrition field has only partly ...
  • From Poverty to Prosperity: Explaining China’s Growth 

    Changsheng, Chen; Guangpu, Yang; Chengjian, Li; Xing, Xin (IDS, 2018-08)
    This paper proposes an institutional analytic framework to explain the path an economy takes from poverty to prosperity. Close examination of the development history of China since the Xinhai Revolution in 1911 under this ...
  • Getting the Most Out of Participatory Impact Assessment: Reflections from a Multi-Country Cash Transfer Impact Assessment 

    Holland, Jeremy; Attah, Ramlatu; Barca, Valentina; O’Brien, Clare; Brook, Simon; Fisher, Eleanor; Kardan, Andrew (IDS, 2018-08)
    Mixed methods approaches are widely used in impact evaluations, but all too often a ‘methodological gap’ emerges between broad, large-scale surveys and in-depth, small-scale qualitative investigation that can be difficult ...
  • What Does Closing Civic Space Mean for Development? A Literature Review and Proposed Conceptual Framework 

    Hossain, Naomi; Khurana, Nalini; Mohmand, Shandana; Nazneen, Sohela; Oosterom, Marjoke; Roberts, Tony; Santos, Ricardo; Shankland, Alex; Schröder, Patrick (IDS, 2018-07)
    What does closing civic space mean for development? Aid donors are concerned about the implications of restrictions on civil society for their partners and programmes, but to date there has been little clarity about what ...
  • Ideas from IDS: Graduate Papers from 2016/17 

    IDS; Heyderman, Lucy; John, Rhea; Kennedy, Liam; Leistner, Samuel; Modibo, Aisha; Neu, C; Stannard, Luke; Vougioukas, Alexander; Wason, Elena (IDS, 2018-07)
    It gives me great pleasure to present this first edition of published term papers authored by IDS graduates (2016/17) from across our suite of master’s degrees. At IDS, our vision is of equal and sustainable societies, ...
  • Mobile Phones, Nutrition, and Agriculture in Ghana: Quantitative Baseline Report 

    Billings, Lucy; Gilligan, Daniel; Hidrobo, Melissa; Ledlie, Natasha; Palloni, Giordano (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-20)
    This report focuses on the quantitative component of the mNutrition Evaluation and it employs a randomized encouragement design to determine the causal effect of the programme on dietary diversity, agricultural income, and ...
  • Mobile Phones, Nutrition,and Health in Tanzania: Quantitative Baseline Report 

    Gilligan, Daniel; Hidrobo, Melissa; Ledlie, Natasha; Palloni, Giordano (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-12)
    This report focuses on the quantitative component which employs a cluster randomised controlled trial to identify the causal effect of the programme on nutrition knowledge, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices, ...
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Persons With Disabilities 

    Oosterhoff, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-19)
    The World Health Organization estimates that 15 per cent of the world’s population have a disability and that a higher prevalence of disability occurs among people in lower-income countries. Persons with disabilities can ...
  • Understanding Uncertainty: Views from Kachchh, Mumbai, and Sundarbans 

    Bhatt, Mihir R.; Naess, Lars Otto; Mehta, Lyla; Srivastava, Shilpi; Bose, Shibaji; Parthasarathy, Devanathan; Ghosh, Upasona; Bhatnagar, Smita; Mishra, Manasee; Desai, Vikas Kishor; Shah, Shwetal; Kumar, V. Vijay; Prusty, Anjankumar; Duff, Arthur; Rajkhawa, Abhijnan T. (All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, 2018-05)
    This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the theme of climate related uncertainty. This issue draws heavily from the work of the Research Council of Norway (RCN) funded project 'Climate Change, Uncertainty and ...
  • Mobile Phones, Nutrition, and Agriculture in Ghana: Cost-Effectiveness Baseline Report 

    Batchelor, Simon; Sharp, Jennifer; Scott, Nigel (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-05)
    This is the baseline report for the cost-effectiveness analysis of the Vodafone Farmers Club, Ghana, a Value Added Service supported by a grant from GSMA as a part of the mNutrition programme. mNutrition is a global ...
  • Mobile Phones, Nutrition and Agriculture in Tanzania: Business Modelling Baseline Report 

    Scott, Nigel; Batchelor, Simon; Sharp, Jennifer (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-05)
    This is the phase 1 report for the business modelling analysis of the Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby text messaging service, Tanzania (also more widely known as Wazazi Nipendeni), a Value Added Service (VAS) supported by ...
  • Mobile Phones, Nutrition and Agriculture in Ghana: Business Modelling Baseline Report 

    Scott, Nigel; Batchelor, Simon; Sharp, Jennifer (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-05)
    This is the baseline report for the business modelling analysis of the Vodafone Farmers Club, Ghana (VFC), a Value Added Service supported by a grant from the GSM Association (GSMA) as a part of the mNutrition programme. ...
  • Mobile Phones, Nutrition and Health in Tanzania: Cost-Effectiveness Baseline Report 

    Batchelor, Simon; Sharp, Jennifer; Scott, Nigel (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-05)
    This is the baseline report for the cost-effectiveness analysis of the Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby text messaging service, Tanzania (also more widely known as Wazazi Nipendeni), a Value Added Service (VAS) supported by ...
  • Environmental Entitlements: A Framework for Understanding the Institutional Dynamics of Environmental Change 

    Leach, Melissa; Mearns, Robin; Scoones, Ian (Institute of Development Studies, 1997-01-25)
    This overview paper seeks to complement and add to emerging critiques of 'community-based sustainable development' by focusing on the implications of intra-community dynamics and ecological heterogeneity. It offers a ...
  • Social Capital and Export Growth: An Industrial Community in Southern Brazil 

    Bazan, Luiza; Schmitz, Hubert (Institute of Development Studies, 1997-01-25)
    This paper explores the relevance of social capital for industrial development by way of a case study. The paper shows that there are causal connections both ways and that these connections only become apparent by adopting ...
  • Household Food Security in Malawi 

    Devereux, Stephen (Institute of Development Studies, 1997-01-25)
    Malawi is characterised in food security discourse as a paradigmatic case of incipient malthusian crisis in rural Africa. Malawians enjoy few employment alternatives to agriculture, economic liberalisation has created new ...
  • Money Can't Buy Me Love? Re-evaluating Gender, Credit and Empowerment in Rural Bangladesh 

    Kabeer, Naila (Institute of Development Studies, 1998-01-25)
    Lending programmes for women have attracted a growing following in international development circles because they appear to hold out the promise of combining poverty reduction objectives with the goal of empowering ...

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