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    • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Persons With Disabilities 

      Oosterhoff, Pauline (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-19)
      The World Health Organization estimates that 15 per cent of the world’s population have a disability and that a higher prevalence of disability occurs among people in lower-income countries. Persons with disabilities can ...
    • Situation of persons with disabilities in Lebanon 

      Combaz, Emilie (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-07-15)
      This Helpdesk report provides a situational analysis of people with disabilities in Lebanon. The report is organised as follows; section 2 summarises the state of knowledge and highlights key gaps; section 3 presents data ...
    • Innovation For Sustainability In A Changing China: Exploring Narratives And Pathways 

      Ely, Adrian; Geall, Sam (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2015-10-13)
      Given the environmental impacts of China’s current development trajectory and the country’s increasing economic and strategic focus on innovation, China’s progress on sustainable and low-carbon innovation is of crucial ...
    • Adapting To Climate Uncertainty In African Agriculture. Narratives And Knowledge Politic 

      Whitfield, Stephen (Routledge, 2016-01-13)
      Future climatic and agro-ecological changes in Africa are uncertain and associated with high degrees of spatial and temporal variability and this change is differently simulated within divergent climate-crop models and in ...
    • Technology For Autonomy And Resistance: The Appropriate Technology Movement In South America 

      Arond, Elisa; Fressoli, Mariano (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2015-10-20)
      Between the 1970s and 1980s appropriate technology (AT) become a worldwide grassroots innovation movement that sought to redefine technology as a tool for development. In South America, AT emerged in a context of political ...
    • Africa’s Land Rush 

      Scoones, Ian; Hall, Ruth; Tsikata, Dzodzi (2015-06-13)
      Africa has been at the centre of a “land grab” in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for “green” energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also ...
    • 3D Printing In Latin America – A New Technological Revolution? 

      Smith, Adrian; Fressoli, Mariano (Inter-American Development Bank, 2015-10-16)
      This article by Mariano Fressoli (STEPS América Latina) and Adrian Smith (SPRU/STEPS) considers whether 3D printing signals a technological revolution for Latin America. Published in the 50th Anniversary issue of the ...
    • The OECD’s BEPS Project and Lower-Income Countries 

      Durst, Michael C. (Tax Notes International, 2018-06-04)
      In reviewing the OECD’s BEPS process as it relates to lower-income countries, it may be useful to begin with a question about global tax institutions: Why, as controversy arose over base erosion and profit shifting after ...
    • Peri-Urbanism in Globalizing India: A Study of Pollution, Health and Community Awareness 

      Waldman, Linda; Bisht, Ramila; Arora, Meghana; Mehrotra, Ritu Priya; Marshall, Fiona; Saharia, Rajashree; Kapoor, Abhinav; Rizvi, Bushra; Hamid, Yasir; Chopra, Ima; Sawansi, Kumud T. (MDPI, 2017-08-30)
      This paper examines the intersection between environmental pollution and people’s acknowledgements of, and responses to, health issues in Karhera, a former agricultural village situated between the rapidly expanding ...
    • Governing Food And Agriculture In A Warming World 

      Newell, Peter; Taylor, Olivia; Tonui, Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018-01-05)
      Understanding how, why, and whether the trade-offs and tensions around simultaneous implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals are resolved both sustainably and equitably requires an appreciation of power relations ...
    • Improving Technology Transfer Through National Systems Of Innovation: Climate Relevant Innovation-System Builders (CRIBs) 

      Ockwell, David; Byrne, Rob (Taylor and Francis Goup, 2015-06-14)
      The Technology Executive Committee (TEC) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently convened a workshop seeking to understand how strengthening national systems of innovation (NSIs) might ...
    • Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Urbanising Contexts 

      Marshall, Fiona; Dolley, Jonathan; Bisht, Ramila; Priya, Ritu; Waldman, Linda; Amerasinghe, Priyanie; Randhawa, Pritpal (Routledge, 2018)
      The world’s urban population is expected to rise from 3.9 to 6.4 billion people between 2014 and 2050, with 90% of this increase in Asia and Africa (UN, 2014). While the impacts of urbanisation on ecosystems and the ...
    • Understanding Uncertainty: Views from Kachchh, Mumbai, and Sundarbans 

      Bhatt, Mihir R.; Naess, Lars Otto; Mehta, Lyla; Srivastava, Shilpi; Bose, Shibaji; Parthasarathy, Devanathan; Ghosh, Upasona; Bhatnagar, Smita; Mishra, Manasee; Desai, Vikas Kishor; Shah, Shwetal; Kumar, V. Vijay; Prusty, Anjankumar; Duff, Arthur; Rajkhawa, Abhijnan T. (All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, 2018-05)
      This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the theme of climate related uncertainty. This issue draws heavily from the work of the Research Council of Norway (RCN) funded project 'Climate Change, Uncertainty and ...
    • Transforming Governance In Telecoupled Food Systems 

      Eakin, Hallie; Rueda, Ximena; Mahanti, Ashwina (The Resilience Alliance, 2017)
      In this paper we analyse how new actors, interests, and resources become salient to food system governance and how the domain of food system governance transforms as a result. Specifically, we focus on how the boundaries ...
    • Promoting Agency For Social-Ecological Transformation: A Transformation-Lab In The Xochimilco Social-Ecological System 

      Charli-Joseph, Lakshmi; Siqueiros, J. Mario; Eakin, Hallie; Manuel-Navarrete, David; Shelton, Rebecca (The Resilience AllianceThe Resilience Alliance, 2018)
      Experiments to create spaces for social-ecological transformation are multiplying. These experiments aim at transcending traditional spaces for rational deliberation, planning, and participatory decision-making. We present ...
    • Gendered (In)Security in South Sudan: Masculinities and Hybrid Governance in Imatong State 

      Oosterom, Marjoke (Taylor & Francis Group, 2017-02-28)
      Despite the end of the civil war in 2005, many people in South Sudan continued to experience a deep sense of insecurity due to the many different types of violent conflict in the country. This sense of insecurity is ...
    • Political Ecologies of Carbon in Africa 

      Leach, Melissa; Scoones, Ian (Routledge, 2015)
      The last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, many in Africa. These have been a response to the pressing challenges of climate change mitigation. Conserving or enhancing forest carbon stocks ...
    • Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa 

      Scoones, Ian; Leach, Melissa (Routledge, 2015-06-11)
      Amidst the pressing challenges of global climate change, the last decade has seen a wave of forest carbon projects across the world, designed to conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in order to reduce carbon emissions ...
    • Governing Agricultural Sustainability: Global Lessons From GM Crops 

      Ripalda, Susana; Macnaghten, Phil (Routledge, 2015-07-17)
      Although GM crops are seen by their advocates as a key component of the future of world agriculture and as part of the solution for world poverty and hunger, their uptake has not been smooth nor universal: they have been ...
    • Power in Practice: Insights from Technography and Actor-Network Theory for Agricultural Sustainability 

      Glover, Dominic; Arora, Saurabh (ESRC STEPS Centre, 2017-10)
      In this paper, we use conceptual insights from two distinct traditions within the social studies of science and technology, namely actor-network theory (ANT) and technography, to explore the relationship between power and ...