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    • Navigating Civic Spaces During a Pandemic: Pakistan Report 

      Khan, Ayesha; Khwaja, Aslam; Jawed, Asiya (Collective for Social Science Research, 2020-12)
      The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated trends in civic spaces underway before 2020 in Pakistan, reinforcing the state’s on-going deep discomfort with rights-based actors and mobilizations whilst allowing the divisive rhetoric ...
    • The Contribution of Informal Trade for Food Security in Developing Economies 

      Tull, Kerina (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-12)
      This rapid review will provide additional understanding on the importance of informal trade in food security. Additional data on regional food movement in sub-Saharan Africa, and remittance trends is explored by request. ...
    • Impact of Social Inequalities and Discrimination on Vulnerability to Crises 

      Carter, Becky (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-04-13)
      This rapid literature review summarises the key evidence on the impact of social inequalities and discrimination on vulnerability to crises. The review focuses on inequalities among groups in society arising from the ...
    • Human Security of Urban Migrant Populations Affected by Length of Residence and Environmental Hazards 

      Adger, W. Neil; de Campos, Ricardo Safra; Siddiqui, Tasneem; Gavonel, Maria Franco; Szaboova, Lucy; Rocky, Mahmudol Hassan; Bhuiyan, Mohammad Rashed Alam; Billah, Tamim (SAGE Publishing, 2020-12)
      It is widely suggested that migration is a key mechanism linking climate change to violent conflict, particularly through migration increasing the risks of conflict in urban destinations. Yet climate change also creates ...
    • Reconceptualizando el desarrollo profesional docente en Honduras 

      Murphy-Graham, Erin; Pacheco, Diana (University of California, Berkeley and New York University, 2021-01)
      Mejorar la calidad de la educación es un desafío persistente en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Los estudiantes de la región tienen un rendimiento sistemáticamente inferior en las evaluaciones académicas internacionales; ...
    • Rural Sanitation and Climate Change: Putting Ideas into Practice 

      Kohlitz, Jeremy; Iyer, Ruhil (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2021-04-13)
      Climate change is a growing concern that exposes and deepens existing inequities and vulnerabilities with sanitation and hygiene access, use and safe management of facilities. It will continue to challenge the expansion ...
    • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.119 

      Piotrowski, Helen (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-04-12)
      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 ...
    • Humanitarian Evidence Summary No.13 

      Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-31)
      This is the 13th 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. ...
    • Disputing Security and Risk 

      Farrand Carrapico, Helena; Massoumi, Narzanin; McGowan, William; Mythen, Gabe (2020-07-15)
      This chapter explores some of the dilemmas that arise in using uncertainty as a lens to interpret societal problems and issues. Using several cases to open up discussion we argue that it is vitally important to understand ...
    • Disasters, Humanitarianism and Emergencies: A Politics of Uncertainty 

      Pelling, Mark; Müller-Mahn, Detlef; McCloskey, John (Routledge, 2020-07-15)
      Long-standing research on disaster risk has tended to focus on physical science and directly connected and observable cause and effect between hazard and impact. More recently, work has extended into questions of complex ...
    • Expanding Cities 

      Ahmad Kaker, Sobia; Evans, James; Cugurullo, Federico; Cook, Matthew; Petrova, Saska (2020-07-15)
      This chapter presents readers with an opportunity to engage with the concept of uncertainty through the lens of cities and urbanism. Operating within an environment of profound uncertainty relating to the future of humanity, ...
    • Control, Manage or Cope? 

      Roe, Emery (2020-07-15)
      Just as an emancipatory politics of uncertainty recognises that uncertainty and unknown-unknowns cannot be closed down to measurable risk, so too does the politics require better differentiation among controlling, managing ...
    • The Unravelling of Technocratic Orthodoxy? 

      van Zwanenberg, Patrick (Routledge, 2020-07-15)
      This chapter argues that the contemporary politics of technology regulation play out through a key tension – between an established narrow framing of what is at stake in technology regulation, namely the optimisation of ...
    • Sharing Risks or Proliferating Uncertainties? 

      Johnson, Leigh (Routledge, 2020-07-15)
      Amid the proliferating uncertainties of globalised modernity, development institutions have deployed insurance to transfer risk across more geographic and hazard domains. This chapter first explores why insurance and other ...
    • The Assault of Financial Futures on the Rest of Time 

      Walter, Timo; Wansleben, Leon (Routledge, 2020-07-15)
      The question we ask in this chapter is how financialised capitalism shapes and formats the politics of the future. Our central tenet is that, far from providing an engine for imagining futures that guides collective actions, ...
    • The Politics of Uncertainty 

      Scoones, Ian; Stirling, Andy (Routledge, 2020-07-15)
      Why is uncertainty so important to politics today? To explore the underlying reasons, issues and challenges, this book’s chapters address finance and banking, insurance, technology regulation and critical infrastructures, ...
    • Pathways to Stronger Futures? The Role of Social Protection in Reducing Psychological Risk Factors for Child Development in Haiti 

      Roelen, Keetie; Saha, Amrita (Elsevier Ltd, 2021-06)
      It is widely recognised that poverty undermines early childhood development (ECD). In turn, poor childhood development reinforces the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Social protection could break this negative ...
    • Impacts of Trade Facilitation on Carbon Emissions 

      Lucas, Brian (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-05)
      There is very little evidence that trade facilitation measures have a significant impact on carbon emissions, except in the case of trucks at land border crossings, where there is good evidence that trade facilitation can ...
    • Celebrating the Impact of the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Programme 

      Clark, Louise; Higdon, Grace Lyn; Thompson, Stephen; Tofaris, Elizabeth; Rose, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies and the Impact Initiative, 2021-03)
      A focus on how to achieve impact is often a key aspect of policy-relevant social science research in international development settings. Done well, planning for impact from the outset of the project is based upon informed ...
    • Education, Girls’ Education and Climate Change 

      Sims, Kate (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03)
      This Emerging Issue Report (EIR) explores research and evidence on the relationship between education, girls’ education and climate change. There is scientific consensus that climate change is real, manifested through ...