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    • Conflict Analysis of North Eastern Kenya 

      Haider, Huma (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07)
      This Emerging Issues report highlights research and emerging evidence to policy-makers to help inform policies that are more resilient to the future. It provides comprehensive conflict analysis of North Eastern Kenya by ...
    • Marine biodiversity and livelihoods. Minimising barriers and enabling benefits 

      Plagerson, Sophie (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-08)
      Typical enablers of the benefits of biodiversity are spatial planning, stakeholder participation, access to markets and access to technology. Some enablers can also act as barriers, for example access to technology. Barriers ...
    • Marine Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation 

      Plagerson, Sophie (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-01)
      The scope of the relationship between marine biodiversity and poverty is very significant. The relationship between marine biodiversity and poverty is complex, context-specific and dynamic. Poverty (or factors associated ...
    • The Diplomatic Impacts of Most Favoured Nation Tariff Changes by Major Economies 

      Megersa, Kelbesa (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-10)
      Developed countries have long given non-reciprocal (unilateral) trade preferences to the various developing countries. Preference erosion (i.e. the trade losses arising from liberalisation in other countries) is a major ...
    • Sustainable Trade Finance and Financing Instruments 

      Megersa, Kelbesa (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-03)
      This rapid review synthesises evidence on the sustainable trade finance and financing instruments in fragile and complex economies with current imbalances. The literature reviewed indicated that the current COVID-19 pandemic ...
    • Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Fragile and Conflict Affected States 

      Birchall, Jenny (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-04-20)
      This report examines the scale of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in fragile and conflict-affected states. Studies focusing on the displaced Syrian population, the conflict-affected population in Yemen, and displaced ...
    • Leading Questions on Sustainable Fiscal Space for Social Protection 

      Lenhardt, Amanda (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-06)
      There is general agreement in the literature that sustainable finance for universal social protection is attainable. Debate persists, however, on the most effective and most efficient measures to expand fiscal space to ...
    • Migration and the Risk of Violent Conflict and Instability 

      Amirali, Asha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-03-18)
      This helpdesk report reviews the evidence that migration (including internal migration and forced displacement) contributes to the risk of violent conflict and instability. This rapid review surveys a sample of the academic ...
    • Drivers and barriers to environmental engagement in the MENA region 

      Orrnert, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-30)
      Environmental engagement in the MENA region is a relatively new field of research. However, environmental activism has been intensifying in the region during the past few decades. This review examines the evidence from 7 ...
    • War Economy in North East Nigeria 

      Avis, William (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-01-14)
      This rapid literature review collates academic and grey literature pertaining to the war economy in North-East Nigeria. The conflict with Boko Haram provides an opportunity to interrogate long-standing theoretical assumptions ...
    • The Political Economy of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa 

      Walsh, Alex; Boys, Julian (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-30)
      This rapid review synthesises the academic and policy literature on the political economy of fossil fuel subsidies and their reform in ten selected countries in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, namely Jordan, ...
    • Predictive analytics in humanitarian action: a preliminary mapping and analysis 

      Hernandez, Kevin; Roberts, Tony (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06)
      This rapid review research provides the most comprehensive mapping and analysis of predictive analytic initiatives in humanitarian aid to date. It documents 49 projects including a variety of novel applications (see Appendix ...
    • Gender and Tax Policies in the Global South 

      Joshi, Anuradha; Kangave, Jalia; van den Boogaard, Vanessa (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-05-26)
      There is a limited, but growing body of literature on the gender effects of taxation. Most of the studies are from the global north and relate to details of direct personal income tax policies and indirect taxes with a ...
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Child Labour in South Asia 

      Idris, Iffat (IDS, 2020-06-08)
      This helpdesk report examines the impacts of Covid-19 on child labour in South Asia. South Asia already has among the highest prevalence of child labour in the world, with an estimated 16.7 million (5-17 year-old) children ...
    • Evidence of Successful Interventions and Policies to Achieve a Demographic Transition in sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Malawi 

      Quak, Evert-jan; Tull, Kerina (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06)
      This literature review is part of the DFID–K4D Learning Journey on Supporting a Demographic Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa. The review’s focus is on the available evidence that can explain the success of new champion ...
    • Nature-based Solutions and Water Security 

      Cooper, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-11)
      This helpdesk report highlights some of the best practice examples of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for water security and examines the implementation challenges and lessons learned. NbS is an umbrella term for a range of ...
    • What Role have Joint Commissions Played in Facilitating Refugee Returns as Part of Peace Processes? 

      Browne, Evie (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-06-08)
      Joint commissions have often been central to facilitating refugee returns, although they are not always integrated into peace processes. This report reviews the literature on the role played by joint commissions in ...
    • Health Programmes and Peacebuilding in FCAS 

      Price, Roz (IDS, 2020-06-03)
      This helpdesk report examines how health programmes can build stability and promote peacebuilding. It finds that the evidence remains weak either way on the possible contributions and linkages (both positive and negative) ...
    • Faith-based Organisations and Current Development Debates 

      Cooper, Rachel (IDS, 2019-06-17)
      This report provides a brief synthesis of the role of faith-based organisations in civil society. Faith-based organisations (FBOs) became more prominent in donor agendas, international development and academic research in ...
    • Lessons for Health Programme Delivery in Fragile and Conflict-affected States 

      Bolton, Laura (IDS, 2020-06-08)
      This helpdesk report reviews the lessons learned from the delivery of health programmes in a conflict-sensitive way. Recommendations on conflict sensitivity and health programming identified in this review include: ...