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  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.54 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-06-04)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • Conflict Analysis of Bangladesh 

    Herbert, Siân (IDS, 2019-05-13)
    This helpdesk report examines the root causes and dynamics of conflict and (in)stability in Bangladesh. The report finds that Bangladesh has a violent political culture, and has experienced widespread political violence, ...
  • Handwashing compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document. Edition 2 

    Coultas, Mimi; Iyer, Ruhil; Myers, Jamie (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-04)
    Frequent and proper handwashing with soap is vital to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, the Sanitation Learning Hub at the Institute of Development Studies has developed this Handwashing Compendium for Low ...
  • COVID-19: Considerations for Home and Community-Based Care for COVID-19 (May 2020) 

    MacGregor, Hayley; Hrynick, Tabitha (Social Science in Humanitarian Action (SSHAP), 2020-06-01)
    This review presents considerations for care and infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 in home and community-based care settings. Community-based care generally refers to any care that happens outside of ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.53 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-06-03)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.52 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-06-02)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • More or Less: A Rapid Review of ‘Water for Toilets’ in Rural India 

    Satyavada, Aravinda (Institute of Development Studies (IDS), 2019-09)
    Toilet construction is critical to ending open defecation, however most toilets built under Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin (SBM-G) (clean India mission - rural) are water intensive. In the absence of piped water supply, ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.51 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-06-01)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.2 

    Herbert, Siân (IDS, 2020-05-29)
    This weekly Covid-19 Conflict and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 (C19), to inform and support their responses. This ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.50 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-29)
    This is a weekly summary of the daily COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) which are based on 3 hours of desk-based research each day. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.49 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-29)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • Assessing the Performance of African Tax Administrations: A Malawian Puzzle 

    Ligomeka, Waziona (IDS, 2020-05-28)
    When judged by the standard criteria for effective tax administration, as carried out under the Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT), the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) appears to perform very poorly, ...
  • Cost-effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes and Development in Fragile and Conflict-affected States: An Update of Helpdesk Reports 457– 462 

    Price, Roz (IDS, 2020-04-07)
    This report provides an update to a set of previous helpdesk reports by the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development Programme (K4D) produced between September and October 2018 which reviewed the cost-effectiveness ...
  • Cost-Effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes: Logistics 

    Tull, Kerina (IDS, 2020-04-08)
    This helpdesk report examines the cost-effectiveness of new logistic techniques and processes in humanitarian settings. Maintaining supply chains is crucial in responding effectively to humanitarian crises. Logistics ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.48 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (IDS, 2020-05-28)
    This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 3 hours ...
  • COVID-19 Demography Evidence Summary No.3 

    Quak, Evert-jan (IDS, 2020-05-28)
    This is the third of a weekly COVID-19 Demography Evidence Summary (DES) to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID19 to inform and support their response. ...
  • Interventions to Combat High-Interest Informal Moneylending 

    Idris, Iffat (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-05-28)
    This Emerging Evidence Report acknowledges that high-interest informal moneylending can serve a useful purpose in developing countries, helping those without the means to access credit from formal financial institutions. ...
  • The Use of Data for Cost-effectively Improving Humanitarian Outcomes 

    Bolton, Laura (IDS, 2020-03-31)
    This report uses annotated bibliography to examine the evidence that the use of data in humanitarian work is cost-effectively improving humanitarian outcomes across DFID humanitarian policy priorities. This review was not ...
  • Accountability to Affected Populations and Cost-Effectiveness in Humanitarian Outcomes 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (IDS, 2020-04-21)
    Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) seeks to ensure that the rights, dignity, perspectives and security of all groups of an affected population are protected, and that gender, age, disability and diversity identify ...
  • Evidence and Lessons on Integrated Services for Refugees and Host Citizens in Developing Countries 

    Kelly, Luke (IDS, 2020-05-01)
    This helpdesk report reviews the evidence on refugee caseloads being absorbed into host government social service provision such as education, health and the right to work in developing countries. Given that integrated ...

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