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    • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.98 

      Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-19)
      This weekly COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) is based on 3.5 hours of desk-based research. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on COVID-19 but aims to make original documents ...
    • Covid-19: Thinking Differently about Education Research Impact 

      Rose, Pauline; Tofaris, Elizabeth; Baxter, Sandra (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2020-10)
      This paper draws on lessons from a webinar organised by the Impact Initiative that explored how researchers need to think differently about impact for education policy and practice in the context of Covid-19. It provides ...
    • Projections of Demand and Estimates of Global Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment 

      Richards, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-07)
      This report focusses on the global supply and demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes current production of PPE and projections of demand over the next few years. Findings ...
    • Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.22 

      Herbert, Siân (IDS, 2020-10-16)
      This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 ...
    • Humanitarianism and Religious Inequalities: Addressing a Blind Spot 

      Allouche, Jeremy; Hoffler, Harriet; Lind, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10)
      Religious identity is critically important to consider in assessing patterns of displacement and the dynamics of conflict and peace-building, as well as programmatic and policy responses to humanitarian crises. Conflicts ...
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Nigeria 

      Aromolaran, Adebayo; Muyanga, Milu (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)
      This report presents an early assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural commercialisation, food and nutrition security, labour and employment, and poverty and well-being in rural Nigeria. Data was ...
    • Death and Funerary Practices in the Context of Epidemics: Upholding the Rights of Religious Minorities 

      Ripoll, Santiago (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10)
      This working paper explores the challenges that emerge when public health measures to mitigate the risk of infection during an epidemic infringe on the rights of religious communities to say a final farewell to their loved ...
    • Rapid Assessment of the Impact of Covid-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Carreras, Marco; Saha, Amrita; Thompson, John (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-09-01)
      To gain a better understanding of the impact that COVID-19 is having on food systems and rural livelihoods in the region, researchers in the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Programme of the Future Agricultures ...
    • Smallholder Farmers’ Choice of Oil Palm Commercialisation Model and Household Welfare in South-western Ghana 

      Dzanku, Fred M.; Asante, Kofi Takyi; Quarmine, William; Hodey, Louis S. (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)
      This paper studies smallholder farmers’ choice of oil palm commercialisation channels and implications for household welfare. The study explores which factors have contributed to the breakdown of trust in contractual ...
    • Women Empowerment, Agriculture Commercialisation and gender relations: A value chain analysis, Mvurwi, Zimbabwe 

      Kwaramba, Hazel Mutsa; Chigumira, Easther; Zimori, Levison (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-09-01)
      This paper aims to develop a better understanding of the pathways women seek to construct livelihoods in or around existing commercialisation hotspots and along the value chain and the outcomes associated with these efforts. ...
    • Spillover Effects of Medium-Scale Farms on Smallholder Behaviour and Welfare: Evidence from Nigeria 

      Liverpool-Tasie, Lenis Saweda O.; Nuhu, Ahmed Salim; Awokuse, Titus; Jayne, Thomas; Muyanga, Milu; Aromolaran, Adebayo; Adelaja, Adesoji (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-09-01)
      As rapid changes occur in farm size distribution in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among medium-scale farms (MSFs), this paper addresses the gap in the empirical literature on the strong spillover effects of medium-scale ...
    • Humanitarian evidence summary No.7 

      Kelly, Luke (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-08)
      This is the 7th of a monthly Humanitarian Evidence Summary to signpost the FCDO and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on humanitarian response to inform and support their response. ...
    • Digital payments and electronic clearing systems 

      Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07)
      This rapid review was looking for experience and lessons for establishing digital payment systems where there are weak banking systems, and particularly areas affected by conflict. The main findings are: considerations ...
    • Establishing Mobile Money Systems 

      Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-07-15)
      Establishment of a mobile money platform requires initial investment which grows slowly at first, then requires critical mass for it to take off. The case study of M-Pesa in Kenya is described in Section 2, largely touted ...
    • Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document. Edition 3 

      Coultas, Mimi; Iyer, Ruhil; Myers, Jamie (The Sanitation Learning Hub, Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-13)
      Frequent and proper handwashing with soap is vital to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, the Sanitation Learning Hub at the Institute of Development Studies has developed this Handwashing Compendium for Low ...
    • Psychological Resilience, Fragility and the Health Workforce: Lessons on Pandemic Preparedness from Liberia and Sierra Leone 

      Dean, Laura; Cooper, Janice; Wurie, Haja; Kollie, Karsor; Raven, Joanna; Tolhurst, Rachel; MacGregor, Hayley; Hawkins, Kate; Theobald, Sally; Mansaray, Bintu (2020-08-14)
      COVID-19 presents a time to redefine vulnerability; however, in discussions of vulnerability, the health workforce, particularly in regard to their psychosocial well-being, is often forgotten. Healthcare workers (HCWs) ...
    • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.97 

      Millington, Kerry; Reddin, Samantha (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-12)
      This weekly COVID-19 health evidence summary (HES) is based on 3.5 hours of desk-based research. The summary is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of available evidence on COVID-19 but aims to make original documents ...
    • Pastoralists and Peasants: Perspectives on Agrarian Change 

      Scoones, Ian (Taylor and Francis, 2020-09-27)
      For many years, studies of peasants and pastoralists have run in parallel, creating mutual blind-spots. This article argues that, despite contrasting research traditions and conceptual framings, there are many commonalities. ...
    • Barriers to Women and Girls’ Participation in Electoral Processes in Ethiopia and Policy Responses 

      Richards, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-05)
      This report focuses on the main barriers to women and girls’ meaningful participation in electoral processes and evidence of what works to overcome these. The report also considers the role of various other elevated risk ...
    • Gender and the Media in the Western Balkans 

      Haider, Huma (Institute of Development Studies, 2020-09-18)
      This rapid literature review explores the role that media in the Western Balkans plays in issues of gender (in)equality. After the liberalisation of gender norms during the Yugoslav period (1945–1991), the Wars of Succession ...