Recent Submissions

  • Food Systems Summit Brief: Water for Food Systems and Nutrition 

    Ringler, Claudia; Agbonlahor, Mure; Baye, Kaleab; Barron, Jennie; Hafeez, Mohsin; Lundqvist, Jan; Meenakshi, J.V.; Mehta, Lyla; Mekonnen, Dawit; Rojas-Ortuste, Franz; Tankibayeva, Aliya; Uhlenbrook, Stefan (Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021, 2021-05)
    Access to sufficient and clean freshwater is essential for all life. Water is also essential for food system functioning: as a key input into food production, but also in processing and preparation, and as a food itself. ...
  • Rural Youth Employment in Africa: An Evidence Review 

    Yeboah, Thomas; Flynn, Justin (INCLUDE Knowledge Platform, 2021)
    Most of the world’s poor today are found in rural Africa, and forecasts suggest that this concentration might become more pronounced if current trends continue. Despite increasing urbanisation, there are projections that ...
  • Imposing Standards: The North-South Dimension to Global Tax Politics 

    Hearson, Martin (Cornell University Press, 2021-06-15)
    In Imposing Standards, Martin Hearson shifts the focus of political rhetoric regarding international tax rules from tax havens and the Global North to the damaging impact of this regime on the Global South. Even when not ...
  • Empowering Meaningful Community Engagement and Involvement in Global Health Research: Critical Reflections and Guiding Questions 

    Nelson, Erica (CEGSS, Guatemala. All rights reserved., 2021-03-30)
    When the first NIHR Resource Guide on Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) was published in 2019, the world was as yet untransformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it is even clearer that global health goals are ...
  • Youth and the Rural Economy in Africa: Hard Work and Hazard 

    Sumberg, James (CAB International, 2021-04-01)
    This book unites recent findings from quantitative and qualitative research from across Africa to illuminate how young men and women engage with the rural economy and imagine their futures, and how development policies and ...
  • Children’s Work in West African Cocoa Production: Drivers, Contestations and Critical Reflections 

    Thorsen, Dorte; Maconachie, Roy (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-04-26)
    Cocoa farming in West Africa has a long history of relying on family labour, including children’s labour. Increasingly, global concern is voiced about the hazardous nature of children’s work, without considering how it ...
  • Education and Work: Children’s Lives in Rural Sub‑Saharan Africa 

    Dunne, Máiréad; Humphreys, Sara; Szyp, Carolina (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-04-19)
    This paper proposes a dynamic conceptual framework – the edu-workscape – for understanding how rural children in sub-Saharan Africa navigate three key gendered social arenas: the household, school and workplaces. Focusing ...
  • Tired and Trapped: Life Stories from Cotton Millworkers in Tamil Nadu 

    Cannon, Mariah; Oosterhoff, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-26)
    Labour abuse in the garment industry has been widely reported. This qualitative research explores the lived experiences in communities with bonded labour in Tamil Nadu, India. We conducted a qualitative expert-led analysis ...
  • Of Zinc Roofs and Mango Trees: Tractors, the State and Agrarian Dualism in Mozambique 

    Cabral, Lídia (Taylor and Francis, 2021-03-11)
    This paper reviews the latest mechanisation programme by the Mozambican government, asking how it is politically driven and how it shapes and is shaped by agrarian structures. Old ideas about agrarian dualism are reproduced ...
  • Enhancing China–Africa Cooperation in the Renewable Energy Sector 

    Ayele, Seife; Shen, Wei; Chiyemura, Dr Frangton; Gu, Jing (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-25)
    Access to affordable and sustainable electricity is of fundamental importance to development in much of Africa. But, while access to electricity is improving, contributions from non-hydropower renewable energy sources ...
  • Taking a Disability-Inclusive Approach to Pandemic Responses 

    Wickenden, J Mary; Thompson, Stephen; Rohwerder, Brigitte; Shaw, Jacqueline (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-25)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has affected communities globally, yet the impact has not been equal. People with disabilities were already often living with severe disadvantage and marginalisation and, as predicted by many ...
  • Digital Aid: Understanding the Digital Challenges Facing Humanitarian Assistance 

    Roberts, Tony; Faith, Becky (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03)
    The UKRI Digital Aid workshop on 9 September 2019 brought together expert practitioners and researchers to focus on the use of digital technologies in humanitarian aid. Participants brought wide experience of digital ...
  • Survivors' Perspectives on Successful Reintegration After Trafficking 

    Kasper, Eric (USAID, 2020-12)
    This study was carried out in Bangladesh and Cambodia to understand the experience of reintegration among trafficking survivors, what they think constitutes successful reintegration, and what they feel would best support ...
  • Crise post-électorale en Côte d’Ivoire et logique de la non-violence en milieu urbain: une illustration à partir des villes de Gagnoa, Guiglo et San Pedro en 2010–11 

    Allouche, Jeremy (Taylor and Francis, 2020-02-27)
    Les auteurs cherchent à comprendre pourquoi certaines villes clés dans un sens stratégique, symbolique et historique (les villes de Gagnoa, Guiglo et San Pedro) n’ont pas connu de cycle de violence pendant et après la crise ...
  • Beyond the Prepositions: Using Power Analysis to Inform Strategies for Social Action 

    Gaventa, John (Taylor and Francis, 2020-12-11)
    This article reviews longstanding debates about the relationship between power over and power to - often posed as the tension between domination and emancipation. It then turns to several frameworks which integrate these ...
  • Beyond the ‘Balance of Nature’: Pastoralists’ Alternative Perspectives on Sustainability 

    Scoones, Ian (White Horse Press, 2021-03-01)
    David Attenborough’s mission to restore the balance of nature in the documentary, A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement, is at once inspiring and concerning. What if the balance of nature doesn’t exist? What if this ...
  • Government Statistics and Measures of Wellbeing 

    Wong Espejo, Andrei (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-11)
    A systematic literature review and coping exercise of datasets and data availability on the wellbeing of migrants, globally, but with a particular focus on Finland, India, Norway and the United Kingdom. This an output to ...
  • Critical Transitions from Pastoralism to Ranching in Central Africa 

    Schareika, Nikolaus; Brown, Christopher; Moritz, Mark (Chicago Journals, 2021-02-15)
    The goal of this paper is to explain why and how increasing commoditization and incorporation in the market economy are only now leading to a critical transition from pastoralism to ranching in Central Africa. While there ...
  • Regenerative Agriculture: An Agronomic Perspective 

    Giller, Ken E.; Hijbeek, Renske; Andersson, Jens A; Sumberg, James (Sage Journals, 2021-03-02)
    Agriculture is in crisis. Soil health is collapsing. Biodiversity faces the sixth mass extinction. Crop yields are plateauing. Against this crisis narrative swells a clarion call for Regenerative Agriculture. But what is ...
  • Policies and Politics Around Children’s Work in Ghana 

    Okyere, Samuel; Frimpong Boamah, Emmanuel; Asante, Felix; Yeboah, Thomas (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-11)
    This paper explores policy and legislation aimed at preventing, regulating, and abolishing harmful children’s work in Ghana, and the political debates and controversies surrounding these mechanisms. The paper critically ...

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