Recent Submissions

  • Trade Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Agriculture 

    Sands, Anna; Turner, Julia; Saha, Amrita (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-31)
    Trade policy provides a powerful set of levers for accelerating a transition to more inclusive and sustainable agricultural practices. Yet, trade in agriculture is often reliant on unsustainable methods of production, ...
  • Practical Guides for Participatory Methods: Body Mapping 

    Oosterhoff, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-26)
    Body mapping may be useful for practitioners and researchers who want to: Examine and appreciate how emotions, cultural norms or practices relate to (specific parts of) physical bodies, or are embodied; Explore topics that ...
  • Practical Guides for Participatory Methods: Time Sequencing 

    Oosterhoff, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-26)
    Discrete visual documentation of different activities in one location may be useful for practitioners and researchers who want to: Document changes of legal and illegal activities, or presence of actors in one location ...
  • Practical Guides for Participatory Methods: Mapping and Power Analysis 

    Howard, Jo (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-26)
    This method enables participants to create a visual map of the key resources and assets in their community, organisation, workplace etc, that are important for their wellbeing and thriving. It is designed to encourage ...
  • Practical Guides for Participatory Methods: Rivers of Life 

    Howard, Jo (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-26)
    Through drawing of a river, this method helps to access and communicate personal experiences, and facilitate group dialogue around the issues that the groups themselves identify. The expectation is that, through staged ...
  • Summary Report: BRiCE Project DRC and Niger. Teacher Wellbeing and Teaching Quality in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts 

    Marchais, Gauthier; Falisse, Jean-Benoît; Matabishi, Samuel; West, Deborah (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-23)
    Teachers and educators who work in fragile and conflict-affected contexts are at the forefront of complex crises which affect the schools they work in as well as their personal lives, and face extremely difficult working ...
  • Unravelling Backlash in the Journey of Legislating Sexual Offences in Uganda 

    Mwiine, Amon Ashaba; Ahikire, Josephine; Katushabe, Jovah; Pamara, Harriet; Amanya, Aklam (Institute of Development Studies, 2023-01-18)
    This paper interrogates the reality of gender backlash in Uganda by tracing the process of legislating on the 2019 Sexual Offences Bill (SOB). We trace the early beginnings of the Bill by highlighting the motivation that ...
  • Citizen Voice and the Arts: Opportunities and Challenges for Citizen–Policy Engagement on Environmental Issues in Sahelian West Africa 

    Bellwood-Howard, Imogen; Taylor, Peter; Doyle, Julie; Niang, Aminata; Ndiaye, Haoussa; Sow, Fatoumata; Sountoura, Lansine (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-21)
    Citizen and policy groups address environmental challenges in the Sahel, but rarely together. In Sahelian West Africa, including in Mauritania, Senegal, and Mali, artists and citizens have used protest art to make their ...
  • Connecting Food Inequities Through Relational Territories 

    May, Julian Douglas; Bellwood-Howard, Imogen; Cabral, Lídia; Glover, Dominic; Job Schmitt, Claudia; Mendonça, Márcio Matos de; Sauer, Sérgio (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-19)
    This paper explores how food inequities manifest at a territorial level, and how food territories are experienced, understood, and navigated by stakeholders to address those inequities. We interpret ‘food territory’ as a ...
  • Challenging the Normalisation of Hunger in Highly Unequal Societies 

    Devereux, Stephen; Haysom, Gareth; Jamil Maluf, Renato Sérgio; Scott-Villiers, Patta (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-19)
    This paper starts from an empirical observation that levels of hunger or food insecurity in middle-income and high-income countries are often higher than might be expected, and in some cases are rising rather than falling ...
  • Food Equity: A Pluralistic Framework 

    Cabral, Lídia; Devereux, Stephen (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-19)
    Food systems are characterised by inequities in every component, from production through to consumption. This paper seeks to make sense of various perspectives and concepts that account for the multiple forms of inequity. ...
  • Malawi Stories of Change in Nutrition: Overview 

    Harris, Jodie; Chalemera, Jacqueline; Nowa, Mphatso; Mhango, Brian; Lupafya, Phindile; Museka Saidi, Tendai; Northcote, Callum; Bhaji, Rashid; Roschnik, Natalie (Save the Children, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), and Institute of Development Studies, 2022-11)
    Malawi has made significant progress in improving nutrition outcomes in the past decades. Despite this, the rates of stunting and anaemia remain high and overweight and obesity amongst women is rising. Malawi remains ...
  • Malawi Stories of Change in Nutrition: Funding for Nutrition 

    Nyirongo, Godwin; Mangwele, Chiya; Bagnall-Oakeley, Hugh; Northcote, Callum; Chalemera, Jacqueline; Nowa, Mphatso; Lupafaya, Phindile; Roschnik, Natalie; Bhaji, Rashida; Museka Saidi, Tendai; Mhango, Brian (Save the Children, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), and Institute of Development Studies, 2022-11)
    Malawi has strong policies and frameworks for nutrition but insufficient funding to implement them. Analyses of government budgets at national level and in 10 districts from financial years 2016/17 to 2022/23, found ...
  • Malawi Stories of Change in Nutrition: Lessons on Advocacy 

    Nowa, Mphatso; Roschnik, Natalie; ; Chalemera, Jacqueline; Mhango, Brian; Northcote, Callum; Bhaji, Rashida; Museka Saidi, Tendai; (Save the Children, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), and the Institute of Development Studies, 2022-11)
    Malawi is one of the most committed countries in Africa to improving nutrition, yet it still has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the region and is struggling to turn commitments into action at scale. The ...
  • Malawi Stories of Change in Nutrition: Evidence Review 

    Roschnik, Natalie; Northcote, Callum; Chalemera, Jacqueline; Nowa, Mphatso; Lupafaya, Phindile; Bhaji, Rashida; Museka Saidi, Tendai; Mhango, Brian (Save the Children, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), and the Institute of Development Studies, 2022-11)
    A review of evidence was conducted to understand the trends and determinants of malnutrition and identify interventions and programmes that improved maternal and child nutrition in Malawi. While children are less ...
  • Nepali Women at Risk from Misguided Anti-Trafficking Strategies 

    Oosterhoff, Pauline; Snyder, Karen; Sharma, Neelam (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-12)
    There are burgeoning hospitality, entertainment, and wellness industries in Nepal. The label ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’, used in anti-trafficking efforts, has resulted in stigmatisation of the owners and, mainly female, ...
  • Getting Work: The Role of Labour Intermediaries for Workers in Nepal and the International ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’ 

    Oosterhoff, Pauline; Snyder, Karen; Sharma, Neelam (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-12)
    This IDS Working Paper explores the role of labour intermediaries, their aspirations, and their perceptions about the benefits and costs of facilitating work in the ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’ (‘AES’) and other employment. ...
  • Labour Trajectories and Aspirations of Nepali ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’ Workers 

    Snyder, Karen; Oosterhoff, Pauline; Sharma, Neelam (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-12)
    This IDS Working Paper explores the labour trajectories and aspirations, and the labour intermediaries of Nepali ‘Adult Entertainment Sector’ (‘AES’) workers. Our research objective was to understand these experiences to ...
  • Uncertainty: Child and Youth Rights and Participation 

    Rejuvenate (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12)
    The sixth Rejuvenate dialogue was held on 15th September 2022. Six panellists working across contexts and themes joined the Rejuvenate team on a discussion on uncertainty and it’s intersection with child and youth rights ...
  • L’usage des arts pour le dialogue environnemental au Sahel 

    Sow, Fatoumata; Sountoura, Lansine; Niang, Aminata; Ndiaye, Haoussa; Bellwood-Howard, Imogen; Taylor, Peter; Doyle, Julie (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-12-01)
    L’art a été utilisé pour communiquer les préoccupations environnementales dans les pays sahéliens. Néanmoins, le dialogue dirigé par les arts entre les acteurs politiques et les citoyens est cependant rare, bien qu’il ait ...

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