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  • Local Response in Health Emergencies: Key Considerations for Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Informal Urban Settlements 

    Wilkinson, Annie (Sage Journals, 2020-05-05)
    This paper highlights the major challenges and considerations for addressing COVID-19 in informal settlements. It discusses what is known about vulnerabilities and how to support local protective action. There is ...
  • Chronic Conditions and COVID-19 in Informal Urban Settlements: a Protracted Emergency 

    Wilkinson, Annie; Conteh, Abu; Macarthy, Joseph (Informa UK Limited, 2020-09-10)
    COVID-19 has forced a reckoning about how we live, and in particular how exposure to disease risks are unevenly distributed. This contribution explores connections between the COVID- 19pandemic, chronic disease and ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.99 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-26)
    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, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.23 

    Herbert, Siân (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-23)
    This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 ...
  • Making Trade Policy Inclusive 

    Saha, Amrita; Quak, Evert-jan; Megersa, Kelbesa (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-01)
    With the rise of global value chains where different stages of the production process are located across different countries, international trade flows became increasingly intricate, resulting in innumerable flows of goods, ...
  • Lessons for Open Data for Development Programmes 

    Clark, Louise; Higdon, Grace Lyn; Stanley, Alan; Roberts, Tony (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-22)
    Open data programmes – that support the access, distribution, and effective use of data by everyone for free – are a relatively new area in global development. As more initiatives emerge, there is a need for stronger ...
  • How to Talk About Incontinence: A Checklist 

    Rosato-Scott, Claire; Barrington, Dani J.; Bhakta, Amita; House, Sarah J.; Mactaggart, Islay; Wilbur, Jane (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-21)
    Incontinence is the medical term used to describe the involuntary loss of urine or faeces. Women, men, girls, boys and people of all genders, at any age, can experience incontinence. A person with incontinence can experience ...
  • Incontinence: We Need to Talk About Leaks 

    Rosato-Scott, Claire; Barrington, Dani J.; Bhakta, Amita; House, Sarah J.; Mactaggart, Islay; Wilbur, Jane (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-21)
    Anyone, of any gender, at any age, can leak urine or faeces. What would you do if it happened to you? Imagine if you’d woken up this morning and you’d wet the bed. What would you do? Have a wash, put on clean clothes, ...
  • Consequences for Adolescents When They Become Pregnant, and Cecome Mothers 

    Tull, Kerina (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-30)
    When an adolescent becomes pregnant, her life can change radically – especially if the pregnancy is unplanned. This rapid review presents information on consequences of adolescent pregnancy and adolescent motherhood in ...
  • Factors Influencing Inclusive Economic Resilience in Middle-income Countries 

    Herbert, George (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-24)
    The 2008/9 global financial crisis and now COVID-19 has demonstrated that both financial sector volatility and contagious diseases can cause huge worldwide economic disruptions. This helpdesk report reviews the key threats ...
  • Gender and Tax Compliance: Firm Level Evidence from Ethiopia 

    Yimam, Seid; Asmare, Fissha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-16)
    Developing countries often lack tax information and enforcement capacity necessary to effectively implement instruments of a modern tax system, such as VAT, income taxes and others. An alternative strategy to increase tax ...
  • How to Best Nudge Taxpayers? The Impact of a Tailored Letter Experiment in Eswatini 

    Santoro, Fabrizio; Groening, Edward; Mdluli, Winnie; Shongwe, Mbongeni (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-16)
    Very little is known about why taxpayers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remit their taxes. In collaboration with the Eswatini Revenue Authority (SRA), this study implements a nationwide randomised controlled trial nudging ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.98 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-19)
    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: Thinking Differently about Education Research Impact 

    Rose, Pauline; Tofaris, Elizabeth; Baxter, Sandra (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-10)
    This paper draws on lessons from a webinar organised by the Impact Initiative that explored how researchers need to think differently about impact for education policy and practice in the context of Covid-19. It provides ...
  • Projections of Demand and Estimates of Global Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment 

    Richards, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-07)
    This report focusses on the global supply and demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes current production of PPE and projections of demand over the next few years. Findings ...
  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.22 

    Herbert, Siân (IDS, 2020-10-16)
    This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 ...
  • Humanitarianism and Religious Inequalities: Addressing a Blind Spot 

    Allouche, Jeremy; Hoffler, Harriet; Lind, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10)
    Religious identity is critically important to consider in assessing patterns of displacement and the dynamics of conflict and peace-building, as well as programmatic and policy responses to humanitarian crises. Conflicts ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Nigeria 

    Aromolaran, Adebayo; Muyanga, Milu (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)
    This report presents an early assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural commercialisation, food and nutrition security, labour and employment, and poverty and well-being in rural Nigeria. Data was ...
  • Death and Funerary Practices in the Context of Epidemics: Upholding the Rights of Religious Minorities 

    Ripoll, Santiago (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10)
    This working paper explores the challenges that emerge when public health measures to mitigate the risk of infection during an epidemic infringe on the rights of religious communities to say a final farewell to their loved ...
  • Rapid Assessment of the Impact of Covid-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa 

    Carreras, Marco; Saha, Amrita; Thompson, John (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-09-01)
    To gain a better understanding of the impact that COVID-19 is having on food systems and rural livelihoods in the region, researchers in the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Programme of the Future Agricultures ...

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