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  • Effective Social Protection in Conflict: Findings from Sudan 

    Birch, Izzy; Carter, Becky; Satti, Hassan-Alattar (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02-21)
    This paper explores the conflict sensitivity of social protection in Sudan in its various forms since the present war started in April 2023, from locally led mutual aid to the social assistance programming of international ...
  • River of Life 

    Howgate, Sandra; Cannon, Mariah; Hrynick, Tabitha; Madden, Vaishnavee (2024)
    This fictional River of Life illustrates one family’s journey in the borough of Ealing. Based on research from the Enabling Early Child Development in Ealing (ECDE) project, it shows some common challenges faced by local ...
  • Digital Tax Policy and Tax Revenue Collection in Cameroon 

    Derrick, Fossong; Mc Moi Ndi, Ashu; Santoro, Fabrizio (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-12)
    Many African countries have made significant progress in digitalising tax administration. Recent research has shown promising evidence around the impact of digital solutions, such as electronic filing, on tax compliance ...
  • Empowered Worldviews: Assessing the Persistence of Psychosocial Intervention Effects in Zambia 

    Diwakar, Vidya; Tumusiime, Emmanuel; Eichsteller, Marta; Simbaya, Joseph; Oranga, Beryl (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-01-13)
    Evidence on the persistence of psychosocial outcomes of interventions over the medium and long term, and in the face of shocks and stressors, is limited. We examined the extent to which empowerment associated with a ...
  • Social Protection Experiences of and Attitudes Towards New Urban Poor After Covid-19 in Bangladesh 

    Roelen, Keetie; Ahmed, Md. Shakil; Chowdhury, Kabita; Diwakar, Vidya; Huq, Lopita; Al Mamun, Saklain; Rabbi, Abu Sayem; Tahreen Rahman, Nuzaba; Rownak, Raisa; Sultan, Maheen; Sumanthiran, Shilohni (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02-14)
    The Covid-19 pandemic led to a large increase in poverty in Bangladesh, especially in urban areas. Rising food prices and high inflation rates further compounded already high levels of socioeconomic uncertainty. Social ...
  • Social Life of Masks: Experience From Bangladesh 

    Zaman, Shahaduz; Matin, Imran; Shatil, Tanvir; Hossain, Faruq (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, 2022-04)
    The framework of masks’ social life is critical in numerous ways to understanding people’s behaviour concerning public health issues by providing a nuanced understanding of the use of masks in the community from a ...
  • Technology Evolution and Tax Compliance: Evidence from Rwanda 

    Rossel, Lucia; Santoro, Fabrizio; Hakizimana, Naphtal (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-09)
    Narrowing the ‘information problem’ through technology. Data on economic transactions is crucial for tax administrations to be able to enforce tax compliance. One way of obtaining more information is through technology. ...
  • Education Life of Children During COVID-19: Trends in Learning Loss, Digital Inclusion, Mental Health, and Child Labour 

    Rahman, Hossain Zillur; Rahman, Atiya; Islam, Md. Saiful; Faruk, Avinno; Kabir, Eradul; Matin, Imran; Zillur, Umama; Hossain, Md. Billal; Haque, Md. Masudul (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, 2022-03)
    The report discusses the major findings on the educational life of rural and urban slum-dwelling children in Bangladesh during COVID-19, based on two rounds of surveys in March and August 2021. The data was collected as ...
  • Recovery with Distress: Unpacking COVID-19 Impact on Livelihoods and Poverty in Bangladesh 

    Rahman, Hossain Zillur; Rahman, Atiya; Islam, Md. Saiful; Faruk, Avinno; Matin, Imran; Wazed, Mohammed Abdul; Zillur, Umama (United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), 2022-02)
    The social and economic impact of COVID-19 has been deep, wide-ranging, and multi-dimensional. While anecdotal evidence of distress among the poor, particularly those with informal occupations, has been widespread, effective ...
  • Learning from Lived Experience: Opportunities to Strengthen Early Child Development in Ealing 

    Hrynick, Tabitha; Cannon, Mariah; Shaw, Janine; Manufor, Juliet; Madden, Vaishnavee (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-01-31)
    What happens in a child’s earliest years lays the foundations for their lifelong wellbeing. Supporting young children and families during this time is therefore critical for individuals, families, communities, and societies ...
  • Business Owners’ Perspectives on Running Khaja Ghars, Massage Parlours, Dance Bars, Hostess Bars, and Dohoris in Kathmandu, Nepal 

    Hacker, Elizabeth; Sharma, Ranjana; Aked, Jody; Timilsina, Amit (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02-08)
    The Child Labour: Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia (CLARISSA) programme aims to understand the dynamics that are central to running a business in the informal economy of Nepal’s adult entertainment ...
  • Are Trade Rules Undermining Taxation of the Digital Economy in Africa? 

    Banga, Karishma; Beyleveld, Alexander (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02)
    African countries are currently considering provisions in the AfCFTA and at the WTO to liberalise digital trade. As they face mounting fiscal pressures, it is imperative that they beware the implications of digital ...
  • The State of Learning in Bangladesh: A Pilot Study 

    Hossain, Marjan; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur (BRAC, 2022-06)
    COVID-19 has disrupted the education of millions of primary and secondary school students. It is assumed that students will have sustained a learning loss as a result of extended disengagement from studies. Now that classes ...
  • Comparison of the Immune Responses to COVID-19 Vaccines in Bangladeshi Population 

    Sarker, Protim; Akhtar, Evana; Kuddusi, Rakib Ullah; Alam, Mohammed Mamun; Haq, Md. Ahsanul; Hosen, Md. Biplob; Chanda, Bikash Chandra; Haque, Farjana; Alam, Muntasir; Razzaque, Abdur; Rahman, Mustafizur; Ahmed, Faruque; Kibria, Md. Golam; Islam, Mohammed Zahirul; Ahmed, Shelina; Raqib, Rubhana (Vaccines (Basel), 2022-09)
    The adaptive immune response is a crucial component of the protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2, generated after infection or vaccination. Methods: We studied antibody titers, neutralizing antibodies and cellular immune ...
  • Fiscal Measures to Support Post-Pandemic Resilience 

    Menon, Jayant; van Gass, Conrad; Ekeruche, Mma; Cooke, Edgar; Ahmed, Saira; Meeker, Jessica (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02-05)
    Now that the dust has begun to settle on the Covid-19 pandemic, it is time to reflect on and draw lessons from country experiences in pandemic response, in relation to fiscal management and reform. In order to apply these ...
  • Disentangling Government Responses: How Do We Know When Accountability Work Is Gaining Traction? 

    Fox, Jonathan; Halloran, Brendan; Fölscher, Alta; McGee, Rosie (Accountability Research Center (ARC), 2024-01)
    Advocacy for public accountability aims to produce certain reactions from government officials or service providers. However, the reactions can be many and diverse, and it is not always clear to advocates how to interpret ...
  • Real Exchange Rate and Export Surge Episodes: What Sectors Take Advantage of the Real Exchange Rate Stimulus? 

    Palazzo, Gabriel (Elsevier, 2024-03)
    What are the main characteristics of sectors that take advantage of the real exchange rate stimulus after a large and long-lasting devaluation? We aim to answer this question by analyzing the development of export sectors ...
  • Global Land Deals: What Has Been Done, What Has Changed and What's Next? 

    Wolford, Wendy W.; White, Ben; Scoones, Ian; Hall, Ruth; Edelman, Marc; Borras Jr., Saturnino M. (Land Deal Politics Initiative, 2024-01)
    In 2010, the Land Deals Politics Initiative formed to study the rising number of large-scale land deals taking place around the world. As the so-called ‘global land grab’ took shape, we organised small grant competitions ...
  • E-tax System Adoption and Tax Compliance in Ethiopia: Large and Medium Taxpayers' Experience 

    Yimam, Seid; Lidetu, Kebede; Belete, Tihtina (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-01)
    In the last decade, tax administrations in developing countries have been introducing technological innovations such as e-filing and e-payment platforms. The main aim of introducing these technologies is to improve tax ...
  • Resolving Tax Disputes: Market Vendors and Councils in Malawi 

    Msiska, Tizgowere; Thawe, Masauko (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-01)
    In local markets in Malawi, there are frequent tensions between market traders and the local councils who are responsible for the markets. This sometimes results in the traders refusing to pay market taxes. That in turn ...

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