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  • Closing England's Maths Attainment Gap through One-to-One Tutoring – Global Solutions 

    Gupta, Sweta; Abouaziza, Mohamed (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-07-22)
    In the aftermath of COVID-related school closures in the UK, students lost two months of learning, but the loss among the 1.7 million disadvantaged students has been much larger at seven months. This disadvantaged gap is ...
  • Insights into Smallholder Capacity for Agricultural Commercialisation: Evidence from Four African Contexts 

    Saha, Amrita; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel; Thompson, John (Springer Link, 2021-07-13)
    Over the last 15 years, the agricultural economics and development literature has amply highlighted success stories of smallholder farmers in developing countries, illustrating their increased engagement and integration ...
  • Mapping of Children Engaged in the Worst Forms of Child Labour in the Supply Chain of the Leather Industry in Bangladesh 

    Maksud, A K M; Reaz Hossain, Khandaker; Sayed, Sayma; Arulanantham, Amit (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-07-15)
    This mapping of children in the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in the leather sector of Bangladesh was conducted in May–August 2020. WFCL are not always obvious and, without better understanding of where, why and how ...
  • Epic Narratives of the Green Revolution in Brazil, China, and India 

    Cabral, Lidia; Pandey, Poonam; Xu, Xiuli (Spinger, 2021-06-24)
    The Green Revolution is often seen as epitomising the dawn of scientific and technological advancement and modernity in the agricultural sector across developing countries, a process that unfolded from the 1940s through ...
  • Designing a Participatory Programme at Scale: Phases 1 and 2 of the CLARISSA Programme on Worst Forms of Child Labour 

    Burns, Danny; Apgar, Marina; Raw, Anna (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-07-08)
    CLARISSA (Child Labour: Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia) is a large-scale Participatory Action Research programme which aims to identify, evidence, and promote effective multi-stakeholder action ...
  • The Impact of Covid-19 on Livelihoods and Food Security 

    Thompson, John; Ndung’u, Njuguna; Albacete, Miguel; Suleri, Abid Q.; Zahid, Junaid; Aftab, Rubab (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-06-30)
    Studies of livelihoods and food systems since the start of the global pandemic in 2020 have shown a consistent pattern: the primary risks to food and livelihood security are at the household level. Covid-19 is having a ...
  • Silent Cities, Silenced Histories: Subaltern Experiences of Everyday Urban Violence During COVID-19 

    Gupte, Jaideep; Zahan, Syeda Jenifa (The British Academy, 2021-06-22)
    The public health containment measures in response to COVID-19 have precipitated a significant epistemic and ontological shift in ‘bottom-up’ and ‘action-oriented’ approaches in development studies research. ‘Lockdown’ ...
  • Kerala’s Grass-roots-led Pandemic Response: Deciphering the Strength of Decentralisation 

    Babu M.G., Sarath; Ghosh, Debjani; Gupte, Jaideep; Raza, Md Asif; Kasper, Eric; Mehra, Priyanka (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-06-18)
    This paper presents an analysis of the role of decentralised institutions to understand the learning and challenges of the grass-roots-led pandemic response of Kerala. The study is based on interviews with experts and ...
  • Whose Debt is it Anyway? A Sustainable Route Out of the Crisis for Low-income Countries 

    Griffith-Jones, Stephany; Carreras, Marco (2021-06)
    The public debt of low-income countries is increasing significantly, with the ratio of public debt service costs to government tax revenue likely to exceed 30% in a third of low-income countries. This could reduce their ...
  • Bonded: Life Stories from Agricultural Communities in South-Eastern Nepal 

    Cannon, Mariah; Oosterhoff, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-06-17)
    In the Terai region of South-Eastern Nepal, there persists a form of agricultural bonded labour called Harwa-Charwa, rooted in agricultural feudal social relations. The Terai has a long and dynamic political history with ...
  • Demanding Power: Contentious Politics and Electricity in Pakistan 

    Javed, Umair; Hussain, Aiza; Aziz, Hassan (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-06-03)
    This paper explores Pakistan’s electricity supply crisis that lasted from 2007 to 2015, and the ensuing contention that shaped public discourse and political events in the country. During this period, which witnessed ...
  • Understanding Regulatory Cultures: The Case of Water Regulatory Reforms in India 

    Srivastava, Shilpi (Wiley, 2021-05-27)
    This article uses the concept of regulatory cultures to understand the (dis)embedding of “independent” water regulation in India. It analyzes the specific case of the Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority and ...
  • China–Africa Economic Zones as Catalysts for Industrialisation 

    Alden, Chris; Gu, Jing (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-27)
    Chinese-sponsored Economic and Trade Cooperation Zones offer African countries opportunities for new sources of investment, employment, skills transfer and technology transfer that promote industrialisation. For more than ...
  • Accountability Bargains in Pakistan 

    Loureiro, Miguel; Pracha, Maheen; Ahmed, Affaf; Khan, Danyal; Ali, Mudabbir (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-27)
    Poor and marginalised citizens rarely engage directly with the state to solve their governance issues in fragile, conflict and violence-affected settings, as these settings are characterised by the confrontational nature ...
  • Avenir imaginé : insuffisances du soutien aux jeunes en milieu rural en Côte d’Ivoire 

    Koffi, Affoué Philomène (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-24)
    Le manque à des débouchés professionnels pour les jeunes est une préoccupation majeure en Afrique, et a un impact sur de nombreux domaines stratégiques. En Côte d’Ivoire, la situation est difficile en raison des crises ...
  • Youth and the Rural Economy in Africa 

    Sumberg, James (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-24)
    How do young people across Africa engage with the rural economy? And what are the implications for how they build livelihoods and futures for themselves, and for rural areas and policy? These questions are closely linked ...
  • Imagined Futures: Gaps in Support for Rural Youth in Côte d’Ivoire 

    Thorsen, Dorte; Koffi, Affoué Philomène (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-24)
    Lack of employment opportunities for young people is a major concern across Africa, and involves many policy areas. In Côte d’Ivoire, the situation is challenging because of political and economic crises that have beset ...
  • Youth, Land and Rural Livelihoods in Africa 

    Chamberlin, Jordan; Sumberg, James (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-24)
    Rural economic transformations in Africa are generating new opportunities to engage with agricultural value chains. However, many young people are said to be locked out of such opportunities because of limited access to ...
  • Are Young People in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Caught in Waithood? 

    Oosterom, Marjoke; Sumberg, James (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-24)
    The idea that large numbers of young people in sub-Saharan Africa are stuck in waithood – trapped between childhood and adulthood – dominates international development policy discourse. The belief is that because there are ...
  • Youth and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Time to Reset Policy 

    Sumberg, James (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-05-24)
    Agriculture is widely promoted as the only economic sector capable of providing employment to the millions of rural Africans entering the labour market in the coming decades. Two competing visions vie for attention. The ...

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