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  • Humanitarian Pauses and Corridors in Contexts of Conflict 

    Price, Roz (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-17)
    This rapid review explores the literature on humanitarian corridors and humanitarian pauses in contexts of conflict. This review first provides definitions and discussions of the key terms – humanitarian corridor and ...
  • What is Wrong with African Tax Administration? 

    Moore, Mick (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-24)
    National tax administrations in sub-Saharan Africa have undergone considerable reform in recent decades. In a number of respects, they are, on average, more reformed and more efficient than tax administrations in other low ...
  • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.94 

    Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    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 ...
  • SAVE - Secure Access in Volatile Environments - Digital Research 

    SAVE (SAVE, 2016)
    SAVE was a three-year research programme (2014-2016) conducted by Humanitarian Outcomes in partnership with GPPi. An international team of researchers worked with local partners in the world’s four most dangerous aid ...
  • Programmes to Develop and Grow Value Chains: Evidence from Egypt and Other Developing Countries 

    Megersa, Kelbesa (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-04)
    Changes in business relationships resulting from interventions and programming of Value Chain Development are likely to produce significant benefits both for participants in a specific value chain – as well as for the ...
  • Organised Crime in Healthcare Systems 

    Enfield, Sue (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-18)
    Crime and malpractice within healthcare systems take many forms, from front line corruption such as demanding cash payment for appointments or consultations, through to large scale misuse or misappropriation of funds in ...
  • Collective Action for Accountability on Sexual Harassment: Global Perspectives 

    Tadros, Mariz; Edwards, Jenny (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    The #MeToo movement that spread across the internet in 2017 sparked a focus on sexual harassment as an international issue. However, collective action against sexual harassment did not start with the #MeToo campaign. ...
  • Notes on Contributors: Collective Action for Accountability on Sexual Harassment: Global Perspectives 

    Tadros, Mariz (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    This is the notes on contributors for IDS Bulletin 51.2, 'Collective Action for Accountability on Sexual Harassment: Global Perspectives'
  • Barriers to Preventing Deforestation and Degradation of Indonesia’s Tropical Rainforests and Peatlands 

    Lenhardt, Amanda (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-13)
    Indonesia has undertaken a range of measures to address the country’s high rates of deforestation and land degradation, but significant barriers remain to meeting the targets set out by these measures and by international ...
  • ‘Sites and Services’, and In-Situ Slum Upgrading 

    Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-08-21)
    ‘Sites and services’ is a housing solution scheme for the poor where a serviced plot of land is bought for the inhabitant to build on and invest in. Servicing typically includes a sanitary unit and community facilities. ...
  • Tactical Urbanism in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) 

    Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-08-21)
    Tactical urbanism, a term developed from High-Income Countries (HICs), describes grassroots activities in urban settings for neighbourhood building which are short-term, low-cost, iterative, make efficient use of resources, ...
  • Collective Struggles Against Sexual Harassment: What We Have Learnt About Pathways to Accountability and their Outcomes 

    Tadros, Mariz; Edwards, Jenny (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    The #MeToo movement that spread across the internet in 2017 sparked a focus on sexual harassment as an issue; this article, however, highlights the grass-roots work that had been happening for years before this collective ...
  • Fighting Sexual Harassment on Campus: How Local Contexts of Different Universities Affect the Dynamics and Outcome of these Efforts 

    Hamada, Amal; Kheir, Ahmed; Hamdy, Enas; Youssif, Heba (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    In a context where sexual harassment and assault against women is widespread, this article examines the approach taken by three Egyptian universities to the issue. The article argues that the outcome of the universities’ ...
  • Rapid Action Learning for Sanitation and Hygiene Programming 

    Chambers, Robert; Vernon, Naomi; Myers, Jamie (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    This issue of Frontiers of Sanitation describes four Rapid Action Learning approaches that have been developed and tested in India by IDS and partners to support the Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin, and encourages others ...
  • Women Politicians Navigating the ‘Hostile Environment’ in Pakistan 

    Khan, Ayesha; Yousuf, Zonia; Naqvi, Sana (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    Women in Pakistan operate within highly patriarchal contexts that promote their exclusion from public spaces; but those working in politics, the most public of spaces, defy these prevailing gender norms. This article ...
  • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.18 

    Herbert, Sian (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-18)
    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 ...
  • ‘Me Too’ and the ‘List’ – Power Dynamics, Shame, and Accountability in Indian Academia 

    Dey, Adrija (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    In October 2017, Raya Sarkar, a law student of Indian descent, posted a crowdsourced list on Facebook of male academics who allegedly harassed women. India’s academic world splintered and the #MeToo movement became a student ...
  • Multilevel Responses to Sexual Violence in Schools in West Africa 

    J. Steiner, Jordan; M. Spear, Anne (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    With growing recognition of sexual and gender‑based violence (SGBV) occurring in schools, the governments of Burkina Faso and Benin, partnered with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have attempted to implement systems ...
  • Uniting Against the Tides: Filipino ‘Shefarers’ Organising Against Sexual Harassment 

    Tangi, Lucia (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    In the Philippines, seafaring has been associated with men since the sixteenth century. However, in the 1990s, Filipino women started to enter this male-dominated world. But it has not been smooth sailing. Based on interviews ...
  • Disruption and Design: Crowdmapping Young Women’s Experience in Cities 

    Tanner, Sophie; Kalms, Nicole; Cull, Hayley; Matthewson, Gill; Aisenberg, Anthony (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-21)
    The history of women’s exclusion and invisibility in cities is well charted, yet young women’s experience of sexual harassment and assault has been difficult to quantify. This article discusses the Free to Be project ...

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