Recent Submissions

  • Vulnerabilities in Urban Protracted Displacement: Exploring the Roles of Space and Time 

    te Lintelo, Dolf J.H.; Soye, Emma (IDS, 2018-08)
    This Operational Practice Paper explores how better understandings of the ways in which the functioning of cities as systems interacts with the vulnerabilities, exposure to risks and ultimately, wellbeing of vulnerable ...
  • Promoting Quality Use of Medicines in South-East Asia: Reports from Country Situational Analyses 

    Holloway, Kathleen Anne; Kotwani, Anita; Batmanabane, Gitanjali; Santoso, Budiono; Ratanawijitrasin, Sauwakon; Henry, David (BMC Health Services Research, 2018)
    Irrational use of medicines is widespread in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR), where policy implementation to encourage quality use of medicines (QUM) is often low. The aim was to determine whether public-sector QUM is ...
  • Antibiotic Use in South East Asia and Policies to Promote Appropriate Use: Reports from Country Situational Analyses 

    Holloway, Kathleen Anne; Kotwani, Anita; Batmanabane, Gitanjali; Puri, Monika; Tisocki, Klara (2018 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., 2018)
    Inappropriate use of antibiotics is rampant in South East Asia1-6 and is a major contributor to antimicrobial resistance.7-9 However, data on antibiotic use are scant, few effective interventions to improve appropriate ...
  • The Role of Cash Transfers in Social Protection, Humanitarian Response and Shock-Responsive Social Protection 

    Roelen, Keetie; Longhurst, Daniel; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (IDS, 2018-10)
    Cash transfers have expanded rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world in the past decade. The contexts in which they are implemented have also diversified; while cash transfers were mostly adopted ...
  • Social Protection and Humanitarian Response: What is the Scope for Integration? 

    Ulrichs, Martina; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (IDS, 2018-10)
    Given the rise in humanitarian emergencies triggered by climate-related risks and conflict, often in contexts of chronic poverty and vulnerability, the international community is calling for the better integration of ...
  • IDS Annual Review 2018 

    Institute of Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-09-28)
    This year's Annual Review reflects our unique approach to development through ‘engaged excellence’. In a year that has seen some important geo-political shifts, our focus on generating, sharing and applying rigorous evidence ...
  • Impact Evaluation of the SADA Millennium Villages Project in Northern Ghana: Endline Summary Report 

    Barnett, Chris; Masset, Edoardo; Dogbe, Tony; Jupp, Dee; Korboe, David; Acharya, Arnab; Nelson, Kelsy; Eager, Rachel; Hilton, Tom (Itad in association with IDS, LSHTM and PDA Ghana, 2018-09-18)
    The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) aims to demonstrate how the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) could be achieved locally through an integrated approach to development. While the MDGs have now been superseded by the ...
  • Ending Tuberculosis 

    Millington, Kerry A. (IDS, 2018-08)
    This report examines the challenges facing ending tuberculosis (TB). TB is preventable and curable, and yet it continues to affect over 10 million people a year and is the world’s deadliest infectious disease. TB affects ...
  • Does Land Titling Matter? The Role of Land Property Rights in Colombia’s War on Drugs 

    Muñoz-Mora, Juan Carlos; Tobón, Santiago; d’Anjou, Jesse Willem (IDS, 2018-09)
    The ‘war on drugs’ has failed. Despite an increase in law enforcement, production levels of coca – the crop used to make cocaine – have hardly altered in the last decade. A 2017 report by the United Nations Office on Drugs ...
  • Gendered Health Systems: Evidence from Low- and Middle-Income Countries 

    Morgan, Rosemary; Ayiasi, Richard; Barman, Debjani; Buzuzi, Stephen; Ssemugabo, Charles; Ezumah, Nkoli; George, Asha; Hawkins, Kate; Hao, Xiaoning; King, Rebecca; Liu, Tianyang; Molyneux, Sassy; Muraya, Kelly; Musoke, David; Nyamhanga, Tumaini; Ros, Bandeth; Tani, Kassimu; Theobald, Sally; Vong, Sreytouch; Waldman, Linda (BMC, 2018-06-12)
    Gender is often neglected in health systems, yet health systems are not gender neutral. Within health systems research, gender analysis seeks to understand how gender power relations create inequities in access to resources, ...
  • Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets on Extensive and Intensive Margins: Evidence from Nicaragua 

    Ebata, Ayako; Hernandez, Manuel A. (Elsevier Ltd., 2017-12)
    Access to modern commercialization channels is key for smallholder farmers to move away from subsistence farming and overcome poverty. However, achieving that goal is challenging for smallholders given their lack ...
  • The Resource Nexus in an Uncertain World: a Non-Equilibrium Perspective 

    Srivastava, Shilpi; Allouche, Jeremy (Routledge, 2017-12)
    In recent years the concept of the resource "nexus" has been both hotly debated and widely adopted in research and policy circles. It is a powerful new way to understand and better govern the myriad complex relationships ...
  • Water Nationalism in Egypt: State-building, Nation-making and Nile Hydro-politics 

    Hanna, Ramy; Allouche, Jeremy (Routledge, 2018-05)
    The science of politics that characterizes IR-related hydropolitical theories might be too rigid to understand the various historical trajectories, diversity, and pathways of water-related interstate relations around the ...
  • Jobs for Ex-Militants in the Niger Delta – Why Isn’t the Private Sector Involved? 

    Ebiede, Tarila Marclint (IDS, 2018-08)
    At the end of violent conflict, the most difficult task for most countries is the reintegration of former combatants into civilian life and employment. Failure to do this can leave the door open for further protests and ...
  • 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 ...

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