Recent Submissions

  • The New Politics and Geographies of Scarcity 

    Mehta, Lyla; Huff, Amber; Allouche, Jeremy (2019-05)
    Scarcity is a dangerous idea and has long been a totalising discourse in resource politics and mainstream economics. A large body of work has critiqued the naturalisation of scarcity in discourses of environmental change, ...
  • Graduating Out of Poverty Across Generations: Unpacking Children’s Well‐being Trajectories in Burundi 

    Roelen, Keetie; Leon-Himmelstine, Carmen (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2019-06-09)
    Graduation model interventions represent a new wave of anti‐poverty programming that seeks to offer a sustainable pathway out of poverty. An expanding evidence base points towards positive economic outcomes at household ...
  • Development Needs Society - The Implications of Civic Space for the Sustainable Development Goals 

    Hossain, Naomi; Khurana, Nalini; Nazneen, Sohela; Oosterom, Marjoke; Schröder, Patrick; Shankland, Alex (IDS, 2019-04-01)
    This report analyses the implications for development of the recent wave of closures of civic space that has primarily affected human rights-based and liberal democratic organizations - non-governmental organizations ...
  • A Micro -Level Perspective on the Relationships between Presence of Armed Groups, Armed Conflict Violence, and Access to Aid in Mopti, Mali 

    Tranchant, Jean-Pierre; Gelli, Aulo; Masset, Edoardo (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2019-05)
    This paper exploits a unique panel dataset of households in Mopti whose baseline was collected in January 2012, just prior to the outset of the civil war in Mali. The follow-up survey was implemented in January 2017, in ...
  • Malawi Shock-Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) Case Study 

    Longhurst, Daniel; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (IDS, 2019-06-11)
    Shock-responsive social protection (SRSP) is increasingly being explored by a range of actors to link humanitarian assistance and longer-term development interventions and build the capacity of governments to manage the ...
  • The Implications of Closing Civic Space for Sustainable Development in Cambodia 

    Schröder, Patrick; Young, Sokphea (2019-04-30)
    This report on Cambodia is one of a set of four country case studies designed to study the implications of closing civic space for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The case study was commissioned ...
  • The Implications of Closing Civic Space for Sustainable Development in Nepal 

    Nazneen, Sohela; Thapa, Deepak (2019-04-30)
    This report on Nepal is one of a set of four country case studies designed to study the implications of closing civic space for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The case study was commissioned ...
  • The Implications of Closing Civic Space for Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe 

    Oosterom, Marjoke (2019-04-30)
    This report on Zimbabwe is one of a set of four country case studies designed to study the implications of closing civic space for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The case study was commissioned ...
  • The Implications of Closing Civic Space for Sustainable Development in Brazil 

    Sauer, Sérgio; Leite, Acácio; Oliveira, Karla; Shankland, Alex (2019-04-30)
    This report on Brazil is one of a set of four country case studies designed to study the implications of closing civic space for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The case study was commissioned ...
  • Study of CDC's Mobilisation of Private Investment 

    Spratt, Stephen; Barnett, Chris; O'Flynn, Peter; Gadhavi, Vishal; Tranchant, Jean-Pierre; Saha, Amrita; Punton, Mel; Spafford, Katie (ITAD, 2019-01-23)
    This Inception Report describes our proposed approach to the longitudinal evaluation of CDC’s ability to mobilise private investment. The primary aims of the evaluation are to understand: 1. The drivers of direct mobilisation, ...
  • Power and Powerlessness in an Appalachian Valley – Revisited 

    Gaventa, John (Taylor and Francis Online, 2019-05-07)
    With the rise of Trump support in rural Appalachia – the coal mining, mountainous region in the heartland of the eastern United States – media and other commentators have rushed to explain this conservative politics in ...
  • No Time to Waste: Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis Before it’s Too Late 

    Williams, Mari; Gower, Rich; Green, Joanne; Whitebread, Elisabeth; Lenkiewicz, Zoë; Schröder, Patrick (Tearfund, 2019-05-14)
    Plastic pollution is destroying our natural environment and harming the poorest people on the planet. For every person born since the 1950s, one tonne of plastic has been produced and less than a tenth of this has been ...
  • Advocacy Coalitions and the Transfer of Nutrition Policy to Zambia 

    Harris, Jody (Oxford Academic, 2019-03-26)
    Stunted growth in children and multisectoral action to address it are dominant ideas in the international nutrition community today, and this study finds that these ideas are increasingly evident over time in nutrition ...
  • Nutrition Transition in Zambia: Changing Food Supply, Food Prices, Household Consumption, Diet and Nutrition Outcomes 

    Chisanga, Brian; Drimie, Scott; Kennedy, Gina (Springer, 2019-02-21)
    The nutrition transition literature has generally drawn on epidemiologic and demographic changes to make its argument, because in many cases broader data are not available on the drivers of nutrition change. Going further, ...
  • State-Business Relations and Investment in Egypt 

    Abdel-Latif, Abla; Schmitz, Hubert (Institute of Development Studies, 2009-10)
    This study shows that informal relationships between key policymakers and investors have played an important role in raising levels of investment and fostering economic growth. Comparative observations show that common ...
  • Shifts in Innovation Power to Brazil and India: Insights from the Auto and Software Industries 

    Lema, Rasmus; Quadros, Ruy; Schmitz, Hubert (Institute of Development Studies, 2012-02)
    The global innovation map is changing. Until a few years ago innovation activities were concentrated in the US, Europe and Japan. Not anymore. The rising powers of China, India and Brazil are encroaching on the innovation ...
  • Rent Management – The Heart of Green Industrial Policy 

    Schmitz, Hubert; Johnson, Oliver; Altenburg, Tilman (Institute of Development Studies, 2013-04)
    At the heart of green industrial policy is rent management: government creating and withdrawing opportunities for highly profitable investment. This paper asks what the key factors are for rent management to succeed. Drawing ...
  • Closing Civic Space and Inclusive Development in Ethiopia 

    Roberts, Tony (IDS, 2019-04)
    This paper presents findings from a case study exploring the prospects for measuring the impacts of restricted civic space on development in Ethiopia. It is part of a larger inquiry into the phenomenon of restrictions on ...
  • Empowering Women Politicians in Pakistan: Views from Within 

    Khan, Ayesha; Naqvi, Sana (IDS, 2019-04-16)
    Women parliamentarians and local legislators in Pakistan still face a significant uphill battle to establish or deepen their political careers, despite recent gains such as the Election Law 2017 which mandated parties to ...
  • Digital Access is not Binary: The 5'A's of Technology Access in the Philippines 

    Roberts, Tony; Hernandez, Kevin (Wiley, 2019-02-08)
    Online political participation has been presented as a possible solution to declininglevels of trust in traditional politics. However, the most marginalised communities areoften the least connected and participate least ...

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