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  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.8 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-10)
    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 ...
  • Independent Assessment of the SSHAP Response to Ebola in the DRC, 2018-2020 

    Stellmach, Darryl (Social Science in Humanitarian Action (SSHAP), 2020-03)
    This report is intended as a rapid, light-touch assessment of SSHAP response activities related to the EVD outbreaks in DRC (2018-2020). To that end it covers the Équateur outbreak, North Kivu outbreak, plus preparedness ...
  • Agricultural Commercialisation in Northern Zimbabwe: Crises, Conjunctures and Contingencies,1890-2020 

    Scoones, Ian; Shonhe, Toendepi; Chitapi, Terence; Maguranyanga, Caleb; Mutimbanyoka, Simbai (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-06-01)
    This study observes the interconnecting influences, over five time periods from 1890-2020, that have affected pathways of commercialisation, mostly of tobacco and maize, in Mvurwi area in northern Mazowe district, Zimbabwe. ...
  • Does Rice Commercialisation Empower Women? Experience from Mngeta Division in Kilombero District, Tanzania 

    Jeckoniah, John; Mosha, Devotha B.; Boniface, Gideon (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-06-01)
    Rice commercialisation in Mngeta Division is believed to be the core driver for economic growth, poverty reduction, and improvements in the lives of men and women living there. However, as households engage in agricultural ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.83 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-09)
    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 ...
  • COVID-19 Demography Evidence Summary No.9 

    Quak, Evert-jan (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-09)
    This is the 9th 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 COVID-19 to inform and support their response. ...
  • Migration and the Risk of Violent Conflict and Instability 

    Amirali, Asha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-03-18)
    This helpdesk report reviews the evidence that migration (including internal migration and forced displacement) contributes to the risk of violent conflict and instability. This rapid review surveys a sample of the academic ...
  • Disability Inclusive Development Situational Analysis for Jordan 

    Thompson, Stephen (2020-06)
    This situational analysis (SITAN) addresses the question: “what is the current situation for persons with disabilities in Jordan?”. It has been prepared for the Disability Inclusive Development programme (which works on ...
  • What is 'Offshore'? International Tax Evasion and Avoidance and How to Combat it 

    Picciotto, Sol (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-01)
    This briefing aims to explain the ‘offshore’ system which enables both evasion and avoidance of tax, as well as of other types of laws and regulations, and discusses countermeasures. All illicit cross-border financial flows ...
  • Active Ghosts: Nil-filing in Rwanda 

    Mascagni, Giulia; Santoro, Fabrizio; Mukama, Denis; Hakizimana, Napthal; Lees, Adrienne (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-08)
    Poor compliance is one of the key factors behind persistently low tax-to-GDP ratios in developing countries. Two dimensions of non-compliance that have been widely studied are under-reporting and non-filing (i.e. failing ...
  • Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector 

    House, Sarah (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-08)
    This SLH Learning Paper summarises the key learning from a rapid topic exploration on 'Learning in the Sanitation and Hygiene Sector'. The study looked at how people in the WASH sector learn, the processes utilised and ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.82 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-07)
    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 ...
  • Natural Leaders’ Networks in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh 

    Rao, Vijeta (Institute of Development Studies, 2015-01-15)
    This study, carried out by Vijeta Rao, looked at the work of Natural Leaders in two states in India, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It seeks to understand the feasibility of forming Natural Leaders into a network to ...
  • Rural Sanitation and CLTS Monitoring and Evaluation: Experiences of Post-Certification Monitoring in West and Central Africa 

    Diallo, Tidiane (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07)
    This Sanitation and Hygiene Hunter-Gatherer Thematic Notes discusses the challenges and potential solutions in relation to post-ODF monitoring in West and Central Africa. The ultimate goal of CLTS is to end open defecation ...
  • Disability Inclusive Development - Nepal Situational Analysis 

    Rohwerder, Brigitte (2020-06-30)
    This situational analysis (SITAN) addresses the question: “what is the current situation for persons with disabilities in Nepal?”. It has been prepared for the Disability Inclusive Development programme (which works on ...
  • Disability Inclusive Development - Tanzania Situational Analysis 

    Rohwerder, Brigitte (2020-06-30)
    This situational analysis (SITAN) addresses the question: “what is the current situation for persons with disabilities in Tanzania?”. It has been prepared for the Disability Inclusive Development programme (which works on ...
  • Disability Inclusive Development - Kenya Situational Analysis 

    Rohwerder, Brigitte (2020-06-30)
    This situational analysis (SITAN) addresses the question: “what is the current situation for persons with disabilities in Kenya?”. It has been prepared for the Disability Inclusive Development programme (which works on ...
  • Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) 

    Nisbett, Nicholas; Tranchant, Jean-Pierre (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-10)
    The Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) project is funded by the European Commission and is a collaboration between World Vision UK (WVUK), World Vision Bangladesh (WVB), World Vision ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.81 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-06)
    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.7 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-03)
    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 ...

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