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  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.28 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-15)
    The fortnightly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aim to signpost the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on ...
  • Towards Enriching Understandings and Assessments of Freedom of Religion or Belief: Politics, Debates, Methodologies, and Practices 

    Marshall, Katherine (Institute of Development Studies, 2021)
    Promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is a foreign policy priority for several countries, their concerns accentuated by considerable evidence of rising levels of violations of this right worldwide. ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.108 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-18)
    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 ...
  • Linking Business Environment Reform with Gender and Inclusion: A Study of Business Licensing Reform in Indonesia 

    Saha, Amrita; Thorpe, Jodie; Macdonald, Keir; Megersa, Kelbesa (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01)
    Business environment reform (BER) targets inadequate business regulations. It is intended to remove constraints to business investment, enabling growth and job creation, and create opportunities for international business ...
  • Financial Incentives to Reduce Female Infanticide, Child Marriage and Promote Girl’s Education: Institutional and Monitoring Mechanisms 

    Birch, Izzy (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-18)
    The focus of this paper is on the complementary mechanisms and interventions likely to increase the effectiveness and impact of conditional cash transfer (CCT) schemes in South Asia that aim to reduce female infanticide ...
  • Financial Incentives to Reduce Female Infanticide, Child Marriage and Promote Girl’s Education: Impact 

    Haider, Huma (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-11)
    This review examines evidence on the key design features and impact of programmes that use Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) or baby bonds to reduce female infanticide, child marriage and promote girl’s education. Conditional ...
  • Criminal Activity and Deforestation in Latin America 

    Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-08)
    This review examines evidence on criminal deforestation activity in Latin America (particularly, but not exclusively the Amazon) and draws from the literature on the lessons learned in combatting criminal deforestation ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.107 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-11)
    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 ...
  • Tax Certainty? The Private Rulings Regime in Uganda in Comparative Perspective 

    Kahima, Samuel; Rukundo, Solomon; Makmot, Victor Phillip (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-07)
    Taxpayers sometimes engage in complex transactions with uncertain tax treatment, such as mergers, acquisitions, demergers and spin-offs. With the rise of global value chains and proliferation of multinational corporations, ...
  • Using Participatory Action Research Methodologies for Engaging and Researching with Religious Minorities in Contexts of Intersecting Inequalities 

    Bharadwaj, Sowmyaa; Howard, Jo; Narayanan, Pradeep (Institute of Development Studies, 2021)
    While there is growing scholarship on the intersectional nature of people’s experience of marginalisation, analyses tend to ignore religion-based inequalities. A lack of Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) undermines ...
  • Humanitarian Evidence Summary No.10 

    Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-06)
    This is the 10th 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. ...
  • SSHAP: 6 Ways to Incorporate Social Context and Trust in Infodemic Management 

    Ripoll, Santiago; Cole, Jennifer; Tulloch, Olivia; Schmidt-Sane, Megan; Hrynick, Tabitha (SSHAP, 2021-01-07)
    Information epidemiology or infodemiology is the study of infodemics - defined by the World Health Organization as an overabundance of information, some accurate and some not, that occurs during a pandemic or other significant ...
  • Women’s Employment in North Africa 

    Boustati, Alma (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-11-02)
    Despite increased educational parity between the genders and declining fertility rates, female labour force participation rates in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia remain low and even declining. This phenomenon is a ...
  • Urban Flood Risk Management in Africa 

    Lucas, Brian (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-01)
    This review synthesises evidence on the main types of floods and causes of flooding in urban areas in Africa, and what factors increase flood risk in African cities (and particularly in Nigeria). It draws on lessons learned ...
  • COVID 19 and the Rights of Belief Minorities 

    Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-11-06)
    This rapid literature review finds evidence of covid-19 having the effect of undermining the rights of religious and belief minorities in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Nigeria, but limited evidence on the situation ...
  • Supporting Women’s Empowerment in Pakistan: Lessons for Donors 

    Khan, Ayesha (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-05)
    In a context where democratic culture and civil society space are under threat, rights-based organisations face increased restrictions on their activities, and donors are finding it harder to engage with them. However, ...
  • Parliamentary Strengthening to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness in Pakistan 

    Lenhardt, Amanda (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-18)
    This report summarises findings from a rapid review of the literature on parliamentary strengthening and evidence on the effectiveness of different types of programme interventions. The report draws on findings from diverse ...
  • Gender-sensitive Security and Justice Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA and South Asia 

    Birchall, Jenny (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-18)
    This rapid review presents a selection of the available literature on gender, security and justice, focusing on learning from interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) and South Asia. A ...
  • Supporting Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence 

    Enfield, Sue (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-21)
    This report is based on a rapid review of published academic literature. This highlights a dominant focus on conflict related sexual violence in Africa with less readily accessible information from conflicts in Asia and ...
  • Data and Evidence on Global Rollback of Women and Girls’ Rights Since 2016 

    Birchall, Jenny (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-07)
    In 2019, an evidence review commissioned by the gender equality team at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), looking at global rollback on women’s rights, identified a range of evidence to show that these ...

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