Recent Submissions

  • Being New Poor in Bangladesh: Coping Strategies, Constraints, and Trajectories 

    Nazneen, Sohela; Ahamed, Raihan; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Joshi, Anuradha; Loureiro, Miguel; Nampoothiri, Niranjan Jathavedan; Nur, Jahid; Sharmila, Nowshin; Ananna, Rabeena Sultana; Zaman, Shahaduz (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02-28)
    Recent studies of the Covid-19 pandemic have found that millions in Bangladesh fell into poverty during this time, and they were unable to recover to their pre-pandemic economic position. This study draws on qualitative ...
  • Key Themes and Considerations: Enabling Child Development in Ealing (ECDE) - Children’s Focus Groups 

    Shaw, Janine (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02)
    In July of 2023, one focus group was held with children in each of two local primary schools in Ealing borough.Each child participant had a younger sibling due to start school in September 2023. The focus groups took the ...
  • River of Life 

    Howgate, Sandra; Cannon, Mariah; Hrynick, Tabitha; Madden, Vaishnavee (Institute of Development Studies, 2024)
    This fictional River of Life illustrates one family’s journey in the borough of Ealing. Based on research from the Enabling Early Child Development in Ealing (ECDE) project, it shows some common challenges faced by local ...
  • Social Protection Experiences of and Attitudes Towards New Urban Poor After Covid-19 in Bangladesh 

    Roelen, Keetie; Ahmed, Md. Shakil; Chowdhury, Kabita; Diwakar, Vidya; Huq, Lopita; Al Mamun, Saklain; Rabbi, Abu Sayem; Tahreen Rahman, Nuzaba; Rownak, Raisa; Sultan, Maheen; Sumanthiran, Shilohni (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-02-14)
    The Covid-19 pandemic led to a large increase in poverty in Bangladesh, especially in urban areas. Rising food prices and high inflation rates further compounded already high levels of socioeconomic uncertainty. Social ...
  • Learning from Lived Experience: Opportunities to Strengthen Early Child Development in Ealing 

    Hrynick, Tabitha; Cannon, Mariah; Shaw, Janine; Manufor, Juliet; Madden, Vaishnavee (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-01-31)
    What happens in a child’s earliest years lays the foundations for their lifelong wellbeing. Supporting young children and families during this time is therefore critical for individuals, families, communities, and societies ...
  • Disentangling Government Responses: How Do We Know When Accountability Work Is Gaining Traction? 

    Fox, Jonathan; Halloran, Brendan; Fölscher, Alta; McGee, Rosie (Accountability Research Center (ARC), 2024-01)
    Advocacy for public accountability aims to produce certain reactions from government officials or service providers. However, the reactions can be many and diverse, and it is not always clear to advocates how to interpret ...
  • Real Exchange Rate and Export Surge Episodes: What Sectors Take Advantage of the Real Exchange Rate Stimulus? 

    Palazzo, Gabriel (Elsevier, 2024-03)
    What are the main characteristics of sectors that take advantage of the real exchange rate stimulus after a large and long-lasting devaluation? We aim to answer this question by analyzing the development of export sectors ...
  • Global Land Deals: What Has Been Done, What Has Changed and What's Next? 

    Wolford, Wendy W.; White, Ben; Scoones, Ian; Hall, Ruth; Edelman, Marc; Borras Jr., Saturnino M. (Land Deal Politics Initiative, 2024-01)
    In 2010, the Land Deals Politics Initiative formed to study the rising number of large-scale land deals taking place around the world. As the so-called ‘global land grab’ took shape, we organised small grant competitions ...
  • Measurement and Mirage: The Informal Sector Revisited 

    Gallien, Max (Institute of Development Studies, 2024-01-29)
    Recent years have seen an increasing availability and usage of measurements of informal sectors as the basis of scholarship and policy advice on the causes and consequences of informality. This has created an impression ...
  • Dispositions Towards the Living Wage Proposition: Baseline Report of the Rainforest Alliance Living Wage Strategy Evaluation 

    Ton, Giel; Thorpe, Jodie; Glover, Dominic; Hicks, Jacqueline; Moraes Coelho, Ana; Rivera, Tatiana; Edwin, Donni; Odame, Hannington; de Mello Pinto, Samuel; Luna, Samir; Blanco, Maria; Gonzalez, Carolina; Kangai, Elsie (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-26)
    This paper reflects on the changes induced by modifications in the Rainforest Alliance certification system that require wage transparency from plantation owners, a comparison with the local living wage benchmark, and a ...
  • Integrated Knowledge Translation for Non-Communicable Diseases: Stories from Sub-Saharan Africa 

    Jessani, Nasreen S.; Delobelle, Peter; Balugaba, Bonny Enock; Mpando, Talitha Louisa; Ayele, Firaol Mesfin; Ntawuyirushintege, Seleman; Rohwer, Anke (Ubiquity Press, 2023-12-08)
    Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) is a key strategy for contextualising, tailoring, and communicating research for policy and practice. In this viewpoint, we provide examples of how partners from five countries in ...
  • Community Solutions to Insecurity Along the Uganda–Kenya Border 

    Karamoja–Turkana Community Research Team (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-12-19)
    In the Karamoja and Turkana border regions of Uganda and Kenya, there is widespread violence including armed robbery, rape, and human rights abuses, yet community complaints about failures of governance remain largely ...
  • Equity in Food Systems Livelihoods: A Review of Conceptualisations, Approaches, and Actions 

    Ebata, Ayako; Bellwood-Howard, Imogen; Battersby, Jane (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-12-14)
    Food systems employ billions of people across the world, many of whom are socially and economically marginalised. The livelihoods within the food systems these people rely on tend to be precarious and low in economic return, ...
  • Big Data for Development Studies? An Innovative Methodology 

    Lakshman, Rajith Weligamage Don; te Lintelo, Dolf; Ford, Hart; Chattat, Elissa; Senanayake, Madhubhashi (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-10-31)
    This paper makes a foundational methodological contribution to the analysis of big data for development studies. Big data has revolutionised the natural and applied sciences (and commerce). However, its use within development ...
  • Trust and Compliance with Covid-19 Measures among Nigerian Households 

    Oladapo, Oyewole; Atela, Martin; Bakibinga, Pauline; Agbalajobi, Damilola (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-10-30)
    This paper probes the relationship between sources of Covid-19 information and adherence to preventive measures in Nigeria, a context characterised by fake news, hate speech, and other forms of disinformation. While this ...
  • Ending Extreme Poverty Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 

    Diwakar, Vidya (Data and Evidence to End Extreme Poverty Research Programme/Oxford Policy Management, 2023-07)
    Fragile contexts experience a range of political, security, environmental, social, economic and human capital constraints, and are typically characterised by limited government authority, legitimacy, and capacity (OECD, ...
  • Investments in Childcare for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific 

    Deepta, Chopra (International Labour Organization and Asian Development Bank, 2023)
    This is a study on the public provision of childcare across 48 economies in Asia and the Pacific through the lens of accessibility, affordability, quality, and decent work for childcare workers. Based on its findings, the ...
  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Pastoralist Researchers on the Uganda/Kenya Border 

    Karamoja Community Research (2023-10)
    This document is a history of events affecting peace and security month by month between October 2022 and May 2023 on the Ugandan-Kenya border, and a diary of community research. The learning presented is the property of ...
  • Digital Citizenship in Africa: Technologies of Agency and Repression 

    Roberts, Tony; Bosch, Tanja; Ojebode, Ayobami; Ojebuyi, Babatunde Raphael; Oladapo, Oyewole; Oosterom, Marjoke; Brhane, Atnaf; Ayalew, Yohannes Eneyew; Anthonio, Felicia; Ajaja, Sandra; Phiri, Sam; Abraham, Kiss; Elias, Mavis; Nyabola, Nanjala (Zed Books, 2023-03-23)
    Since the so-called Arab Spring, citizens of African countries have continued to use digital tools in creative ways to ensure that marginalised voices are heard, and to demand for the rights they are entitled to in law: ...
  • Mapping the Supply of Surveillance Technologies to Africa: Case Studies from Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Malawi, and Zambia 

    Roberts, Tony; Gitahi, Judy; Allam, Patrick; Oboh, Lawrence; Oladapo, Oyewole; Appiah-Adjei, Gifty; Galal, Amira; Kainja, Jimmy; Phiri, Sam; Abraham, Kiss; Klovig Skelton, Sebastian; Sheombar, Anand (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-09-25)
    African governments are spending over 1US$bn per year on digital surveillance technologies which are being used without adequate legal protections in ways that regularly violate citizens’ fundamental human rights. This ...

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