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  • Efficacy of COVID-19 Macro-economic Policy Responses in Uganda 

    Mike Okumu, Ibrahim; Namirembe Kavuma, Susan; Bogere, George (South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), 2021-09-20)
    COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented economic and health shock in Uganda, as has been the case globally. After the World Health Organization announcement that COVID-19 was a global pandemic, the government of Uganda ...
  • Humanitarian Evidence Summary No.18 

    Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-09-14)
    This is the 18th monthly Humanitarian Evidence Summary (HUMES) to signpost FCDO and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on humanitarian action to inform and support their response. ...
  • Superweed Amaranth: Metaphor and the Power of a Threatening Discourse 

    Bétrisey, Florence; Boisvert, Valérie; Sumberg, James (Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2021-09-09)
    This paper analyses the use of metaphor in discourses around the “superweed” Palmer amaranth. Most weed scientists associated with the US public agricultural extension system dismiss the term superweed. However, together ...
  • Evidence on the Advantages of Low Carbon Growth in Jordan 

    Price, Roz (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-08-06)
    There has been a considerable amount of research generally into the benefits associated with low carbon development, showing that it can be synergistic with development priorities – such as job creation, improved public ...
  • Shaping the Macro-Economy in Response to COVID-19: A Responsible Economic Stimulus, a Stable Financial Sector and a Revival in Exports 

    Keane, Jodie; Mendez-Parra, Max; Papadavid, Phyllis; Pettinotti, Laetitia; Raga, Sherillyn; Willem te Velde, Dirk (ODI, 2021-02)
    Ensuring a healthy macro-economy is crucial for a high-quality recovery from Covid-19. Engineering appropriate stimulus packages, keeping a stable financial sector and reviving high value-added exports are core tasks of ...
  • Ethiopia Covid-19 Poverty Monitor: April 2021 

    Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, 2021-04-06)
    CPAN Covid-19 Poverty Monitor bulletins are compiled using a combination of original qualitative data collection from a small number of affected people in each country, interviews with local leaders and community development ...
  • Yield and Commercialisation Effects of SRI Interventions in Mngeta, Kilombero District, Tanzania 

    Mosha, Devotha B.; Mlay, Gilead; Poulton, Colin; Saha, Amrita (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2021-09-01)
    This paper discusses System of Rice Intensification (SRI) interventions and its potential effects on paddy yield and commercialisation in Mngeta division, Kilombero district in Morogoro region, Tanzania. SRI is an innovative ...
  • Water Security and Climate Change 

    Cooper, Rachel; Price, Roz (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-07-19)
    Attention is coalescing around water and climate change, and the agendas for water security and climate action are converging. There is growing appreciation of water as a crosscutting mechanism for improving the effectiveness ...
  • Perception of Taxpayers and Tax Administrators towards Value Added With holding Tax in Zimbabwe 

    Hamudi, Simbarashe (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-08)
    Value added tax (VAT) has grown in importance in Africa since it was introduced on a large scale in the 1990s. It is now the largest single source of tax revenue for African governments. At the same time, and almost ...
  • Livestock, Crop Commercialisation and Poverty Reduction Among Rural Households in the Singida Region, Tanzania 

    Mdoe, Ntengua S.Y.; Mlay, Gilead; Boniface, Gideon; Isinika , Aida; Magomba, Christopher (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2021-09-01)
    Livestock is an important component of mixed crop-livestock farming systems in the Singida Region in Tanzania, directly or indirectly contributing to household income, food security and poverty reduction among rural people ...
  • Student Wellbeing in Contexts of Protracted Violent Conflict 

    Marchais, Gauthier; Gupta, Sweta; Brandt, Cyril Owen (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-09-14)
    In contexts of protracted violent conflict, school environments play a key role in children’s psychological, social, and emotional wellbeing. Research by the REALISE education project in the Democratic Republic of the ...
  • Feminist Foreign Policy: Contributions and lessons 

    Hicks, Jacqueline (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-08-11)
    A relatively small number of countries have an explicit “Feminist Foreign Policy” (FFP). Those most often cited are Sweden, Canada, France, Mexico, and Spain. In theory, an FFP moves beyond gender mainstreaming in foreign ...
  • Tracking the Scale and Speed of the World Bank’s COVID Response: April 2021 Update 

    Morris, Scott; Sandefur, Justin; Yang, George (Center for Global Development, 2021-04-05)
    Last year at this time, the World Bank announced its intention to provide $104 billion in financing to developing country governments to help them respond to the COVID-19 crisis. We took stock of those efforts seven months ...
  • Regional Responses to COVID-19: The Role of Intergovernmental Organisations in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East 

    den Boer, Hannah; Nash, Kathryn (Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), 2021)
    There have been responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across multiple levels of governance from very local, community-based initiatives to international coordination by the WHO. While there has been significant analysis of ...
  • "Like Birds in Cages" Community Definitions and Concepts of Home, Rights, Justice, and Citizenship in Rohingya Camps 

    Haque, Saiful; Ullah, Arshat; Hoque, Ehsanul; Islam, Imrul; Olney, Jessica; Gibbons, Niamh; Sutton, Rebecca (Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), 2021-06)
    A participatory action research project was undertaken from November 2020 to February 2021 in which three Rohingya researchers asked 33 of their fellow Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh camps to share ...
  • An Opportunity in Crisis? Covid-19 and State-community Relations in Taiz 

    al-Hamdani, Raiman; Transfeld, Mareike (Yemen Policy Center, 2021-04)
    When many parts of the world began to shut down public life to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in March 2020, observers hoped that Yemen was better placed to avoid the impact of the pandemic due to the near-shut ...
  • Education Systems for Girls’ Education in the Indo-Pacific Region 

    Newman, Lorenzo; Pelosi, Alice; Zino, Giovanni; Crespi, Silvia; Gordon, Rebecca (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-09)
    Despite substantial progress over the last two decades, girls in many parts of the world experience worse educational outcomes than boys, particularly at the secondary and tertiary levels. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to ...
  • Introduction to the Handbook: Navigating the Complex and Dynamic Landscape of Participatory Research and Inquiry 

    Burns, Danny; Howard, Jo; M. Ospina, Sonia (Sage Publishing, 2021-09-04)
    This SAGE Handbook presents contemporary, cutting-edge approaches to participatory research and inquiry. It has been designed for the community of researchers, professionals and activists engaged in interventions and action ...
  • Covid-19: Tool of Conflict or Opportunity for Local Peace in Northwest Syria? 

    Beaujouan, Juline; El hafi, Abdulah; Ghreiz, Eyas (Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh, 2021-06)
    Evidence shows that local communities played a central role in mitigating the impact of Covid-19, helping to bridge the governance gap in northwest Syria. As Covid-19 was spreading across the world in the early months ...
  • Policy and Administrative Barriers to IDPs Accessing Basic Services 

    Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-07-16)
    Literature shows that IDPs struggle to access services, which has an impact on their ability to live healthy and fulfilling lives. In the field of health, IDPs frequently have worse outcomes than both host community and ...

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