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  • Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19 

    Taylor, Peter; McCarthy, Mary (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The current global pandemic of Covid-19 is a health crisis of massive proportions that has also accelerated a series of other crises, threatening livelihoods, economies, and societies. Many of the responses and reactions ...
  • Notes on Contributors: Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19 

    Taylor, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    This is the Notes on Contributors for IDS Bulletin 52.1 'Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19'.
  • Introduction – Building Back a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19 

    Taylor, Peter; McCarthy, Mary (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The current global pandemic of Covid-19 is a health and broader crisis of overwhelming proportions, threatening livelihoods, economies, and societies, particularly those already experiencing the greatest vulnerabilities. ...
  • Local Covid-19 Syndemics and the Need for an Integrated Response 

    Schmidt-Sane, Megan; Leach, Melissa; MacGregor, Hayley; Meeker, Jessica; Wilkinson, Annie (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis. It has worse outcomes among individuals with co-morbidities, has exposed fault lines in our societies, and amplified existing inequalities. This article draws on emerging ...
  • Building Forward Better: Inclusive Livelihood Support in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements 

    Kimani, Joseph; Steege, Rosie; Makau, Jack; Nyambuga, Kilion; Wairutu, Jane; Tolhurst, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    For the large population living in Nairobi’s informal settlements, the long-term effects of Covid-19 pose a threat to livelihoods, health, and wellbeing. For those working in the informal sector, who are the lifeblood of ...
  • Social Protection, Covid-19, and Building Back Better 

    Lind, Jeremy; Roelen, Keetie; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought sweeping changes for economies and societies, with the most devastating consequences for individuals and groups with pre-existing vulnerabilities. As attention shifts from addressing urgent ...
  • Community Leaders and Decentralised Governance: Tales from the SEWA Field 

    Sen, Paromita; Haque, Aiman (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in India resulted in women informal economy workers being out of jobs and with no social security blanket to rely on. Women community leaders therefore worked with the state ...
  • Food Systems After Covid-19 

    Ebata, Ayako; Nisbett, Nicholas; Gillespie, Stuart (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    Measures to slow down the spread of Covid-19 have had profound effects on the food and nutrition security of poor and marginalised households and communities. This article provides an overview of the effects of Covid-19 ...
  • Covid-19 Response and Protracted Exclusion of Informal Settlement Residents in Freetown, Sierra Leone 

    Conteh, Abu; Sirah Kamara, Mary; Saidu, Samuel; Mustapha Macarthy, Joseph (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    Freetown has over 1 million residents, many of whom live in about 68 crowded informal settlements. Residents of these settlements struggle daily to access basic services such as water, sanitation, and health-care services. ...
  • Building Back Better, Gender Equality, and Feminist Dilemmas 

    Nazneen, Sohela; Araujo, Susana (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has affected men and women differently, exacerbating existing gender inequalities across a range of areas including health, education, and livelihoods. Globally, the levels of gender-based violence ...
  • Beyond the Crisis: Irish Aid’s Approach to Nutrition in Tanzania during the Covid-19 Pandemic 

    Mwamelo, Kim; Nyella, Peter; Fitzgerald, Adrian (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    Malnutrition remains a major public health challenge in Tanzania, driven by complex factors such as water stress, gender inequality, and poor access to services. Irish Aid in Tanzania supports nutrition through a multisectoral ...
  • Religious Marginality, Covid-19, and Redress of Targeting and Inequalities 

    Tadros, Mariz; Kanwer, Maryam; Abbas Mirza, Jaffer (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    This article interrogates whether we should consider ‘religious marginality’ as a qualifier much like the exploration of how gender, ethnicity, and class inequalities are explored when examining Covid-19-related vulnerabilities ...
  • Tackling Covid-19 and Building Back Better: The Case of Ethiopia 

    Mebrate, Hiwot (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The Covid-19 pandemic struck Ethiopia at an important juncture in its development and political path. Following impressive progress in poverty reduction and human development in recent decades, driven by a state-led model, ...
  • Governance for Building Back Better 

    Khan Mohmand, Shandana; Anderson, Colin; Gallien, Max; Harrison, Tom; Joshi, Anuradha; Loureiro, Miguel; Mascagni, Giulia; Occhiali, Giovanni; van den Boogaard, Vanessa (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    The pandemic is in many ways a crisis of governance. It has created a set of unique challenges that underscore the need for governments to collect revenue more efficiently and equitably; and to spend it more inclusively, ...
  • Glossary: Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19 

    Taylor, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
    This is the glossary of IDS Bulletin 52.1 'Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19'.