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  • Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Kenya – Round 1 Report 

    Olwande, John (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)
    Kenya confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on 12 March 2020. Since then, the government has been providing daily updates on the number of new COVID-19 infections, recoveries and deaths in the country, as well as implementing ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Ghana -Round 1 Report 

    Hodey, Louis; Dzanku, Fred (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)
    Given the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, this study seeks to estimate its likely impact on food systems and livelihoods in south-western Ghana. Our sample consisted of 110 female and male respondents ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Nigeria – Round 1 Report 

    Aromolaran, Adebayo; Muyanga, Milu (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)
    This report presents an early assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural commercialisation, food and nutrition security, labour and employment, and poverty and well-being in rural Nigeria. Data was ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Fogera Plain, Ethiopia – Round 1 Report 

    Alemu, Dawit; Assaye, Abebaw (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)
    This report presents an early assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural commercialisation, food and nutrition security, labour and employment, and poverty and well-being in rural Ethiopia. Data was ...
  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.30 

    Herbert, Sian (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-26)
    This fortnightly Covid-19 (C19), Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions ...
  • Review of National Social Protection Strategies 

    Orrnert, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-03)
    This helpdesk report reviews ten national social protection strategies (published between 2011-2019) in order to map their content, scope, development processes and measures of success. Each strategy was strongly shaped ...
  • Covid-19: A Stress Test for Trust? 

    Governance at the Margins Research Team (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-04)
    To tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, governments need citizens to trust messages on behaviour change, and to support more draconian steps like lockdowns. Yet, lack of trust in public authority and a prevalence of rumours ...
  • Rethinking Disease Preparedness: Incertitude and the Politics of Knowledge 

    Leach, Melissa; MacGregor, Hayley; Ripoll, Santiago; Scoones, Ian; Wilkinson, Annie (Taylor and Francis, 2021-02-24)
    This paper argues for a rethinking of disease preparedness that puts incertitude and the politics of knowledge at the centre. Through examining the experiences of Ebola, Nipah, cholera and COVID-19 across multiple ...
  • Social Inclusion and Immunisation 

    Tull, Kerina (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-03)
    The current COVID-19 epidemic is both a health and societal issue; therefore, groups historically excluded and marginalised in terms of healthcare will suffer if COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments are to be delivered ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.114 

    Millington, Kerry (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-01)
    This weekly COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) is based on 3.5 hours of desk-based research. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on COVID-19 but aims to make original documents ...
  • The Political Economy of Land Use and Land Cover Change in Mvurwi Area Zimbabwe, 1984–2018 

    Maguranyanga, Caleb; Marozva, Keen; Scoones, Ian; Shonhe, Toendepi (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2021-02-01)
    An analysis of the variations in land use and land cover over the past four decades in the Mvurwi area, Mazowe district, Zimbabwe illustrates how socio-economic dynamics and natural factors combine to shape environmental ...
  • Breaking Out of the Policy Enclave Approach to Child Labour in sub-Saharan African Agriculture 

    Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel; Sumberg, James (Sage Journals, 2021-02-17)
    This article is framed by the tension between a substantial universalising framework of global instruments on workers’ rights and child labour on one hand, and their outsourced implementation through the social policy ...
  • WASH in Schools for Student Return During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-11)
    The literature on WASH and school re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic is dominated by guidelines with little in the way of recent evidence or lessons learned. Analysis of data from school re-openings at the end of 2020 ...
  • Disabled Children and Work: An Overview of a Neglected Topic with a Specific Focus on Ghana 

    Wickenden, J Mary (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-25)
    This paper provides an overview of issues related to disabled children and work. This is a very unexplored topic and the literature is scant, so the paper first provides an overview of some key relevant background information ...
  • Improving Adult Literacy in Niger Through Mobile Calls to Teachers 

    Benson, Vivienne; Aker, Jenny C. (IDS and the Impact Initiative, 2021-02)
    In Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, 85 per cent of adults are unable to read or write, even in local languages. Adult education programmes can be a route to improving adult literacy rates, but non-governmental ...
  • Recipes for Impact: Feed, Thinking, Nourish, Change, Edition 2 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and the Impact Initiative, 2021-02)
    This booklet profiles a selection of research funded by the ESRC-FCDO Strategic Partnership and the impact they have achieved. While these stories only show a snapshot of the research, they all highlight the multiple, ...
  • Connecting with Home, Keeping in Touch: Physical and Virtual Mobility Across Stretched Families in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Porter, Gina; Hampshire, Kate; Abane, Albert; Munthali, Alister; Robson, Elsbeth; Tanle, Augustine; Owusu, Samuel; de Lannoy, Ariane; Bango, Andisiwe (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
    There is a long history of migration among low-income families in sub-Saharan Africa, in which (usually young, often male) members leave home to seek their fortune in what are perceived to be more favourable locations. ...
  • Managing Political Space: Authority, Marginalised People's Agency and Governance in West Bengal 

    Williams, Glyn; Nandigama, Sailaja (Liverpool University Press, 2018)
    This paper investigates governance reform which aims to ‘move the state’ closer to people, arguing that greater attention needs to be paid to two questions: how does political decentralisation affect the ways in which ...
  • Religion and Abortion: The Role of Politician Identity 

    Bhalotra, Sonia R.; Clots-Figueras, Irma; Iyer, Lakshmi (IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, 2018)
    Leveraging close elections to generate quasi-random variation in the religious identity of state legislators in India, we find lower rates of female foeticide in districts with Muslim legislators, which we argue reflects ...
  • Health Equity in England: the Marmot Review 10 Years on 

    Marmot, M. (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2020)
    Ten years after the landmark review on health inequalities in England, coauthor Michael Marmot says the situation has become worse. The Marmot Review laid out how public expenditureon policies, through the life course, ...

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