Recent Submissions

  • Rethinking Disease Preparedness: Incertitude and the Politics of Knowledge 

    Leach, Melissa; MacGregor, Hayley; Ripoll, Santiago; Scoones, Ian; Wilkinson, Annie (Taylor and Francis, 2021-02-24)
    This paper argues for a rethinking of disease preparedness that puts incertitude and the politics of knowledge at the centre. Through examining the experiences of Ebola, Nipah, cholera and COVID-19 across multiple ...
  • Breaking Out of the Policy Enclave Approach to Child Labour in sub-Saharan African Agriculture 

    Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel; Sumberg, James (Sage Journals, 2021-02-17)
    This article is framed by the tension between a substantial universalising framework of global instruments on workers’ rights and child labour on one hand, and their outsourced implementation through the social policy ...
  • Disabled Children and Work: An Overview of a Neglected Topic with a Specific Focus on Ghana 

    Wickenden, J Mary (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-25)
    This paper provides an overview of issues related to disabled children and work. This is a very unexplored topic and the literature is scant, so the paper first provides an overview of some key relevant background information ...
  • Digital Rights in Closing Civic Space: Lessons from Ten African Countries 

    Roberts, Tony; Mohamed Ali, Abrar; Karekwaivanane, George; Msonza, Natasha; Phiri, Sam; Zorro; Nanfuka, Juliet; Bosch, Tanja; Oladapo, Oyewole; Ojebode, Ayo; Nyabola, Nanjala; Gagliardone, Iginio; Brhane, Atnafu; Farahat, Mohamed; Ndongmo, Kathleen (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-26)
    This report introduces findings from ten digital rights landscape country reports on Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Cameroon. They analyse how the openings and closings ...
  • More and Better Work for All 

    Quak, Evert-jan; Ayele, Seife (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02)
    Work is relevant for incomes, productivity, and dignity. It is one of the most important business contributions for development, with businesses creating over 90 per cent of all jobs in low- and middle-income countries ...
  • Strengthening Women’s Inclusion in Social Accountability Initiatives 

    Nazneen, Sohela; Silva Olivares, Maria Fernanda (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-18)
    In the last 20 years, social accountability initiatives have facilitated the inclusion and participation of marginalised groups in governance processes. This Policy Briefing focuses on how and what factors prove effective ...
  • Exposing the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Bangladesh’s Leather Sector 

    Gorman, Clare (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-16)
    As one of the country’s biggest employers and its second largest exporter, the leather sector is big business in Bangladesh. But it is also in crisis. A dramatic decrease in the global demand for leather since COVID-19 has ...
  • Shaping Social Change with Music in Maputo, Mozambique 

    Taela, Kátia; Gonçalves, Euclides; Maivasse, Catija; Manhiça, Anésio (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-16)
    In Mozambique, development programmes have traditionally drawn on music as a means to promote social transformation by educating citizens on key social development issues. Shifting the focus from music as a teaching medium ...
  • Women’s Political Participation and its Predictors in Northern and Southern Nigeria 

    Oladapo, Oyewole; Atela, Martin; Agbalajobi, Damilola (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-15)
    The United Nations Development Programme states that women’s political participation is a necessary ingredient for a peaceful and resilient society, yet large gender gaps obstinately persist in many countries around the ...
  • The Empty Promise of Urbanisation: Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan 

    Cheema, Ali; Liaqat, Asad; Khan, Sarah; Khan Mohmand, Shandana; Rauf, Shanze Fatima (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-11)
    Do big cities enable or hinder women’s electoral participation? What are the determinants of women’s participation in big cities and how are they different from those in rural areas? We use the Election Commission of ...
  • Who Can We Count On? Authority, Empowerment and Accountability in Mozambique 

    Chaimite, Egidio; Forquilha, Salvador; Shankland, Alex (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-02-02)
    In this paper, we explore the use of a governance diaries methodology to investigate poor households’ interactions with authority in fragile, conflict and violence-affected settings in Mozambique. The research questioned ...
  • Marginalisation from Education in Conflict-Affected Contexts: Learning from Tanganyika and Ituri in the DR Congo 

    Marchais, Gauthier; Gupta, Sweta; Brandt, Cyril Owen; Justino, Patricia; Leone, Marinella; Kuliumbwa, Eustache; Kithumbu, Olga; Kiemtoré, Issa; Christian, Polepole Bazuzi; Bove, Margherita (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-29)
    This Working Paper analyses how violent conflict can enhance or reduce pre-existing forms of marginalisation and second, how new forms of marginalisation emerge as a result of violent conflict. To do so, we focus on the ...
  • Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition: A Literature Review and Proposed Conceptual Framework 

    Roberts, Tony; Hernandez, Kevin (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-28)
    This paper begins by locating the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition project (GODAN) in the context of wider debates in the open data movement by first reviewing the literature on open data and open data for ...
  • Secession and Social Polarization: Evidence from Catalonia 

    Balcells, Laia; Fernández-Albertos, José; Kuo, Alexander (UNU-WIDER, 2021-01)
    Does secessionism lead to social polarization? Despite much research on independence movements, their relationship to polarization, a key mechanism theorized as increasing the chances of violent conflict, remains less ...
  • Value Chain Governance: Entrance Points for Interventions to Address Children’s Harmful Work in Agriculture 

    Ton, Giel; Thorpe, Jodie; Egyir, Irene S.; Szyp, Carolina (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-21)
    This paper presents different types of governance mechanisms that can be present in a specific value chain and explores how these can be used or need to be modified in view of intentions to reduce children’s harmful work. ...
  • Supporting Women’s Empowerment in Pakistan: Lessons for Donors 

    Khan, Ayesha (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-01-05)
    In a context where democratic culture and civil society space are under threat, rights-based organisations face increased restrictions on their activities, and donors are finding it harder to engage with them. However, ...
  • BRiCE Project DRC and Niger: Baseline Report 

    Marchais, Gauthier; Gupta, Sweta; Brandt, Cyril Owen; Justino, Patricia; Leone, Marinella; Marion, Pierre; Matabishi, Samuel; Somora, Patrick Mze; Nyabagaza, Pacifique; Kanyerhera, Dieudonne; Kiemtoré, Issa; Bazuzi, Christian PolePole; Falisse, Jean-Benoît (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-18)
    This Report presents the descriptive statistics and preliminary analysis carried out following the first phase of quantitative and qualitative data collection of the Building Resilience in Conflict through Education (BRiCE) ...
  • Small Towns and Land Reform in Zimbabwe 

    Scoones, Ian; Murimbarimba, Felix (Springer Link, 2020-12-07)
    Zimbabwe’s land reform from 2000 radically transformed the agrarian structure, and with this small towns in rural areas. This article explores three such towns—Mvurwi, Chatsworth and Maphisa—examining changes in population, ...
  • Tanzania Final Mixed Methods Evaluation Report Summary 

    Barnett, Inka; Gordon, Jessica (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-17)
    This brief provides a summary of the Tanzania final mixed methods evaluation report which presents the final findings from the mNutrition evaluation structured around the evaluation questions. It draws on evidence from ...
  • Ghana Final Mixed Methods Evaluation Report Summary 

    Barnett, Inka; Gordon, Jessica (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-12-17)
    This brief provides a summary of the findings in the Ghana final mixed methods evaluation report which presents the final findings from the mNutrition evaluation structured around the evaluation questions. It draws on ...

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