Recent Submissions

  • 'Cash Plus': Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors 

    Roelen, Keetie; Palermo, Tia; Prencipe, Leah (UNICEF, 2018)
    Cash transfers have been successful in reducing food insecurity, increasing consumption, building resiliency against economic shocks, improving productivity and increasing school enrolment. In recognition of this evidence ...
  • Participation in Economic Decision-Making: A Primer 

    Oswald, Katy; J. Marina, Apgar; Thorpe, Jodie; Gaventa, John (IDS, 2018)
    This primer is designed to help programmes that aim to build participation into economic decision-making to better understand what ‘participation’ means. It focuses on what does meaningful participation in economic ...
  • Energy Protests in Fragile Settings: The Unruly Politics of Provisions in Egypt, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, 2007–2017 

    Hossain, Naomi; Aremu, Fatai; Buschmann, Andy; Chaimite, Egidio; Gukurume, Simbarashe; Javed, Umair; da Luz (aka Azagaia), Edson; Ojebode, Ayobami; Oosterom, Marjoke; Marston, Olivia; Shankland, Alex; Tadros, Mariz; Taela, Kátia (IDS, 2018-06)
    How do popular protests about the basics of everyday life, specifically about energy, come about in settings where political authority is fragmented and conflict and repression common? How do state and political actors ...
  • The Effect of Value Chain Interventions for Staple Crops: Evidence from Small-Scale Farmers in Nicaragua 

    Ebata, Ayako; Huettel, Silke (The Journal of Development Studies, 2017-12-26)
    This paper quantitatively assesses the effect of value chain development projects on market linkages of small-scale farmers of a staple crop and agricultural income. We focus on Nicaraguan bean producers participating in ...
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management in Humanitarian Emergencies 

    Nelis, Tina (Humanitarian Learning Centre, 2018-05)
    Until recently the issue of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and girls in emergencies had been somewhat overlooked by agencies engaged in humanitarian response. Lack of leadership, coordination and collaboration ...
  • Representation and Inclusion in School Councils in Mozambique 

    Taela, Kátia; López Franco, Erika; Shankland, Alex; Maivasse, Catija; Chilengue, Nárcya; Goodyfry, Claudino (IDS, 2018-05)
    This study was conducted as part of the Citizen Engagement Programme (Programa Cidadania e Participação (CEP)) in Mozambique – an empowerment and social accountability initiative to improve the quality of education and ...
  • Inclusive Urban Development in South Africa: What Does It Mean and How Can It Be Measured? 

    Turok, Ivan; Visagie, Justin (IDS, 2018-05)
    Inclusive development is the seductive idea that a more dynamic and productive economy can go hand in hand with reduced inequality and exclusion. This requires crafting together different values and realities, through ...
  • Supporting Sustainable Refugee Return in Protracted Situations 

    Rohwerder, Brigitte (IDS, 2017-12)
    Every refugee statistic represents a life uprooted and on hold. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, estimates that by the end of 2016, a total of 22.5 million refugees had been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, ...
  • Does Intimate Partner Violence Decline as Women’s Empowerment Becomes Normative? Perspectives of Bangladeshi Women. 

    Nazneen, Sohela; Schuler, Sidney Ruth (Elsevier, 2018-01)
    Studies addressing the relationship between women’s empowerment and intimate partner violence (IPV) have yielded conflicting findings. Some suggest that women’s economic and social empowerment is associated with an increased ...
  • The Modern Slavery Trap: Bonded Labour 

    Oosterhoff, Pauline; Burns, Danny; Prasad, Bishnu; Robinson, Sophie (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-05-15)
    International enterprises, sex work, organised crime groups, and exploitative recruitment agencies have dominated the discussion on modern slavery in recent years. However, while this work is important, it is just the tip ...
  • Work with Us: How People and Organisations Can Catalyse Sustainable Change 

    Burns, Danny; Howard, Jo; Lopez-Franco, Erika; Shahrokh, Thea; Wheeler, Joanna (IDS, 2013-09)
    This report provides a synthesis of studies conducted by the Participate Participatory Research Group (PRG) in 29 countries, and attempts to identify and draw out the patterns of change that emerge across them from people's ...
  • Urbanization and the Nutrition Transition 

    Hawkes, Corinna; Harris, Jody; Gillespie, Stuart (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2017)
    Diets are changing with rising incomes and urbanization— people are consuming more animal-source foods, sugar, fats and oils, refined grains, and processed foods. This “nutrition transition” is causing increases in overweight ...
  • DFIs and Development Impact: An Evaluation of Swedfund 

    Spratt, Stephen; O'Flynn, Peter; Flynn, Justin (Expert Group for Aid Studies, 2018)
    Swedens Development Finance Institution Swedfund was established in 1979. Swedfund’s mandate is to invest in poor countries, through equity acquisitions in individual companies, through funds or through lending. The ...
  • Agriculture, Food Systems, Diets and Nutrition in Zambia 

    Mwanamwenge, Marjolein; Harris, Jody (IIED/Hivos, 2017-05)
    Zambian agricultural production is focused on one staple cereal: maize. Maize makes up the major part of the national diet, while nutrient-rich foods such as legumes, animal-source foods, fruit and vegetables are eaten in ...
  • Do Trees on Farms Matter in African Agriculture 

    Miller, Daniel, C; Muñoz-Mora, Juan Carlos; Christiaensen, Luc (The World Bank Group, 2018)
    This study highlights the prevalence and importance of trees in African agriculture. Trees on farms provide a significant source of income for many households across the continent. In many contexts, trees provide a measure ...
  • Urban Community Profiles: Safe Relocation and Resettlement in Post-War Sri Lanka 

    Jayatilaka, Danesh; Lakshman, Rajith W.D.; Lakshman, Iresha M. (Routledge, International Development Research Centre, 2018-04-25)
    In this chapter, we offer some theories about how to create safer cities in post- war countries. We do this by presenting our research on the losses and gains of two relocated urban IDP communities in post- war Sri Lanka: ...
  • Wellbeing and Protracted Urban Displacement: Refugees and Hosts in Jordan and Lebanon 

    te Lintelo, Dolf; Lakshman, Rajith; Mansour, Wissam; Soye, Emma; Ficcarelli, Teo; Woodward, Will (IDS, 2018-04)
    The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, has led to the mass exodus of the Syrian people. Lebanon and Jordan have achieved a remarkable feat by hosting millions of refugees, with many having located to urban areas, where ...
  • Improving the Wellbeing of Syrian Refugees in Urban Jordan 

    Brett, Samuel; te Lintelo, Dolf (IDS, 2018-04)
    While 20 per cent of Syrian refugees in Jordan reside in camps, the majority live elsewhere including in urban areas. Syrian refugees are experiencing high levels of insecurity, often due to challenges with legal status ...
  • Urban Refugees in Lebanon: Housing, Residency, and Wellbeing 

    Ford, Hart; te Lintelo, Dolf (IDS, 2018-04)
    Lebanon hosts over a million Syrian refugees in addition to other displaced groups. These refugees have gravitated to urban centres, putting significant pressure on local infrastructure and services. Living in close proximity ...
  • Introduction: Sexualities [Gender & Development] 

    Oosterhoff, Pauline; Sweetman, Caroline (Oxfam GB; Routledge, 2018-03-20)
    This issue of Gender & Development addresses Sexualities. Sexual health and rights have been prominent in the human rights and women's rights movement for decades. The Platform for Action from the 1995 Beijing Conference ...

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