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    • COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.118 

      Piotrowski, Helen (IDS, 2021-03-29)
      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 ...
    • ‘Because of COVID, Everything is a Mess’ How Have People with Disabilities Experienced the Pandemic in Nepal and Bangladesh? 

      Rohwerder, Brigitte; Thompson, Stephen; Shaw, Jackie; Wickenden, Mary; Kayastha, Shubha; Sigdel, Anita; Akter, Fatema; Bosri, Rabia (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03)
      COVID-19 is deepening pre-existing inequalities. Emerging research suggests that people with disabilities across the world have experienced various rights violations and been disproportionality affected by the health, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Smart Cities and COVID-19: Implications for Data Ecosystems from Lessons Learned in India 

      Gupte, Jaideep; Babu, Sarath MG; Ghosh, Debjani; Kasper, Eric; Mehra, Priyanka; Raza, Asif (SSHAP, 2021-03-25)
      This brief distils best data practice recommendations through consideration of key issues involved in the use of technology for surveillance, fact-checking and coordinated control during crisis or emergency response in ...
    • Key Considerations: Indigenous Peoples in COVID-19 Response and Recovery 

      Araujo, Susana; Cannon, Mariah; Schmidt-Sane, Megan; Shankland, Alex; Snijder, Mieke; Wu, Yi-Chin (SSHAP, 2021-03-25)
      Indigenous peoples have experienced heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic and face disproportionately high COVID-19 mortality. To better address these vulnerabilities, it is critical to adapt COVID-19 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Key Considerations: 2021 Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, the Context of N’Zérékoré 

      Roth, Emmanuelle (SSHAP, 2021-03-23)
      This brief summarises key considerations about the social, political and economic context shaping the outbreak of Ebola in the N’Zérékoré prefecture, Guinea, as of March 2021. The outbreak was declared on 14 February 2021, ...
    • Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19 

      Taylor, Peter; McCarthy, Mary (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      The current global pandemic of Covid-19 is a health crisis of massive proportions that has also accelerated a series of other crises, threatening livelihoods, economies, and societies. Many of the responses and reactions ...
    • Notes on Contributors: Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19 

      Taylor, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      This is the Notes on Contributors for IDS Bulletin 52.1 'Building a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19'.
    • Introduction – Building Back a Better World: The Crisis and Opportunity of Covid-19 

      Taylor, Peter; McCarthy, Mary (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      The current global pandemic of Covid-19 is a health and broader crisis of overwhelming proportions, threatening livelihoods, economies, and societies, particularly those already experiencing the greatest vulnerabilities. ...
    • Local Covid-19 Syndemics and the Need for an Integrated Response 

      Schmidt-Sane, Megan; Leach, Melissa; MacGregor, Hayley; Meeker, Jessica; Wilkinson, Annie (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis. It has worse outcomes among individuals with co-morbidities, has exposed fault lines in our societies, and amplified existing inequalities. This article draws on emerging ...
    • Building Forward Better: Inclusive Livelihood Support in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements 

      Kimani, Joseph; Steege, Rosie; Makau, Jack; Nyambuga, Kilion; Wairutu, Jane; Tolhurst, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      For the large population living in Nairobi’s informal settlements, the long-term effects of Covid-19 pose a threat to livelihoods, health, and wellbeing. For those working in the informal sector, who are the lifeblood of ...
    • Social Protection, Covid-19, and Building Back Better 

      Lind, Jeremy; Roelen, Keetie; Sabates-Wheeler, Rachel (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      The Covid-19 pandemic has brought sweeping changes for economies and societies, with the most devastating consequences for individuals and groups with pre-existing vulnerabilities. As attention shifts from addressing urgent ...
    • Community Leaders and Decentralised Governance: Tales from the SEWA Field 

      Sen, Paromita; Haque, Aiman (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in India resulted in women informal economy workers being out of jobs and with no social security blanket to rely on. Women community leaders therefore worked with the state ...
    • Food Systems After Covid-19 

      Ebata, Ayako; Nisbett, Nicholas; Gillespie, Stuart (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      Measures to slow down the spread of Covid-19 have had profound effects on the food and nutrition security of poor and marginalised households and communities. This article provides an overview of the effects of Covid-19 ...
    • Covid-19 Response and Protracted Exclusion of Informal Settlement Residents in Freetown, Sierra Leone 

      Conteh, Abu; Sirah Kamara, Mary; Saidu, Samuel; Mustapha Macarthy, Joseph (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      Freetown has over 1 million residents, many of whom live in about 68 crowded informal settlements. Residents of these settlements struggle daily to access basic services such as water, sanitation, and health-care services. ...
    • Building Back Better, Gender Equality, and Feminist Dilemmas 

      Nazneen, Sohela; Araujo, Susana (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      The Covid-19 pandemic has affected men and women differently, exacerbating existing gender inequalities across a range of areas including health, education, and livelihoods. Globally, the levels of gender-based violence ...
    • Beyond the Crisis: Irish Aid’s Approach to Nutrition in Tanzania during the Covid-19 Pandemic 

      Mwamelo, Kim; Nyella, Peter; Fitzgerald, Adrian (Institute of Development Studies, 2021-03-23)
      Malnutrition remains a major public health challenge in Tanzania, driven by complex factors such as water stress, gender inequality, and poor access to services. Irish Aid in Tanzania supports nutrition through a multisectoral ...