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    • Urban Flood Risks, Impacts, and Management in Nigeria 

      Lucas, Brian (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-25)
      This summary reviews evidence on the urban flooding impact, risk factors, and management and mitigation measures in Lagos and other cities in Nigeria. Flooding is a common problem every year in many cities across Nigeria, ...
    • The Size and Growth Potential of the Digital Economy in ODA-eligible Countries 

      Herbert, George; Loudon, Lucas (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-01)
      This rapid review synthesises evidence on the current size of the digital market, the countries promoting development of digital business and their approach through Trade Policies or Incentive Frameworks, and the current ...
    • Threats to Civilian Aviation Since 1975 

      Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-05)
      This literature review finds that the main malicious threats to civilian aviation since 1975 are attacks by terrorist groups, deliberate or accidental damage arising from conflicts, and incidents caused by people who work ...
    • Humanitarian Evidence Summary No.11 

      Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-08)
      This is the 11th 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. ...
    • The Effect of Non-partisan Elections and Decentralisation on Local Government Performance 

      Richards, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-27)
      This rapid review focusses on whether there is international evidence on the role of non-partisan elections as a form of decentralised local government that improves performance of local government. The review provides ...
    • The Link Between Demography and Labour Markets in sub-Saharan Africa 

      Quak, Evert-jan (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-20)
      This rapid review synthesises the literature from academic, policy, and knowledge institution sources on how demography affects labour markets (e.g. entrants, including youth and women) and labour market outcomes (e.g. ...
    • Trends in Conflict and Stability in the Indo-Pacific 

      Idris, Iffat (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01)
      This report looks at trends in conflict and instability in the Indo-Pacific region, focusing on climate change effects and a number of civil liberties. The Indo-Pacific region is both highly vulnerable to the effects of ...
    • The Impact of Business Environment Reforms on Poverty, Gender and Inclusion 

      Macdonald, Keir (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-04)
      This rapid review synthesises the literature from academic, policy, and knowledge institution sources on how business environment reforms in middle-income countries impacts on poverty, gender and inclusion. Although, there ...
    • Thinking and Working Politically on Transboundary Issues 

      Birch, Izzy (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-18)
      There is growing consensus that political factors are a key determinant of development impact. The practice of Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) is built around three interconnected principles: (i) strong political ...
    • Linking Business Environment Reform with Gender and Inclusion: A Study of Business Licensing Reform in Indonesia 

      Saha, Amrita; Thorpe, Jodie; Macdonald, Keir; Megersa, Kelbesa (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01)
      Business environment reform (BER) targets inadequate business regulations. It is intended to remove constraints to business investment, enabling growth and job creation, and create opportunities for international business ...
    • Financial Incentives to Reduce Female Infanticide, Child Marriage and Promote Girl’s Education: Institutional and Monitoring Mechanisms 

      Birch, Izzy (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-18)
      The focus of this paper is on the complementary mechanisms and interventions likely to increase the effectiveness and impact of conditional cash transfer (CCT) schemes in South Asia that aim to reduce female infanticide ...
    • Financial Incentives to Reduce Female Infanticide, Child Marriage and Promote Girl’s Education: Impact 

      Haider, Huma (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-11)
      This review examines evidence on the key design features and impact of programmes that use Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) or baby bonds to reduce female infanticide, child marriage and promote girl’s education. Conditional ...
    • Criminal Activity and Deforestation in Latin America 

      Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-08)
      This review examines evidence on criminal deforestation activity in Latin America (particularly, but not exclusively the Amazon) and draws from the literature on the lessons learned in combatting criminal deforestation ...
    • Humanitarian Evidence Summary No.10 

      Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-06)
      This is the 10th 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. ...
    • Women’s Employment in North Africa 

      Boustati, Alma (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-11-02)
      Despite increased educational parity between the genders and declining fertility rates, female labour force participation rates in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia remain low and even declining. This phenomenon is a ...
    • Urban Flood Risk Management in Africa 

      Lucas, Brian (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-01)
      This review synthesises evidence on the main types of floods and causes of flooding in urban areas in Africa, and what factors increase flood risk in African cities (and particularly in Nigeria). It draws on lessons learned ...
    • Parliamentary Strengthening to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness in Pakistan 

      Lenhardt, Amanda (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-18)
      This report summarises findings from a rapid review of the literature on parliamentary strengthening and evidence on the effectiveness of different types of programme interventions. The report draws on findings from diverse ...
    • Gender-sensitive Security and Justice Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA and South Asia 

      Birchall, Jenny (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-18)
      This rapid review presents a selection of the available literature on gender, security and justice, focusing on learning from interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) and South Asia. A ...
    • Supporting Survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence 

      Enfield, Sue (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-21)
      This report is based on a rapid review of published academic literature. This highlights a dominant focus on conflict related sexual violence in Africa with less readily accessible information from conflicts in Asia and ...
    • Data and Evidence on Global Rollback of Women and Girls’ Rights Since 2016 

      Birchall, Jenny (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-07)
      In 2019, an evidence review commissioned by the gender equality team at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), looking at global rollback on women’s rights, identified a range of evidence to show that these ...