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    • Tractors in Africa: Looking Behind the Technical Fix 

      Cabral, Lídia (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2019-03-01)
      This paper considers the current policy debate on agricultural mechanisation in Africa, situating this in the context of long-standing disputes on appropriate technology and roles for the state. Present calls for mechanisation, ...
    • Tractors and Agrarian Transformation In Zimbabwe: Insights from Mvurwi 

      Shonhe, Toendepi (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2019-03-01)
      This paper examines postcolonial agricultural mechanisation in Zimbabwe in the context of recent land reforms. It pays particular attention to the central role played by state-capital relations – with notable links to ...
    • Building Livelihoods: Young People and Agricultural Commercialisation in Africa: Ghana Country Study 

      Yeboah, Thomas (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2019-02-01)
      This paper is concerned with how rural young people in Ghana engage with or are affected by two processes closely associated with rural and economic transformation – agricultural intensification and agricultural ...
    • Zinc Roof or Mango Tree? Tractors, Modernisation and Agrarian Transformation in Mozambique 

      Cabral, Lídia (APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2019-02-01)
      This paper analyses the design and implementation of Mozambique’s National Agriculture Mechanisation Programme and wider mechanisation policy, looking at the models devised for service provision, actors involved, their ...
    • Achieving Complex Development Goals Along China’s Digital Silk Road 

      Hernandez, Kevin (IDS, 2019-03-08)
      This report is divided into four main parts. Section 2 summarises the general literature on ICTs and the SDGs to illustrate both synergies and potential trade-offs between accelerating ICT adoption and achieving complex ...
    • The Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative Investment in Digital Connectivity and Information and Communication Technologies on Achieving the SDGs 

      Gong, Sen; Gu, Jing; Teng, Fei (IDS, 2019-03-08)
      The lion’s share of the “Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)” investment in infrastructure from the Chinese investors has gone to the energy and transportation sectors, and only a very small share to the information and ...
    • Women’s Political Participation in Pakistan’s Big Cities: Evidence for Reform 

      Cheema, Ali; Khan, Sarah; Liaqat, Asad; Khan Mohmand, Shandana; Kuraishi, Anam (IDS, 2019-03-08)
      Why did 11 million fewer women than men vote in Pakistan’s 2018 general elections? Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is a much higher gender gap in each province’s largest metropolitan city compared to its remaining ...
    • Gender as a Causal Factor in Conflict 

      Birchall, Jenny (IDS, 2019-02-28)
      This rapid review synthesises evidence on gender as a causal factor in different inter and intra state conflicts. It focuses on evidence from the year 2000 onwards, identifying specific case examples and describing how ...
    • Advantages and Value of Funding NGOs in the Global South 

      Ismail, Zenobia (IDS, 2019-02-26)
      This rapid literature review examines the advantages or added value of providing donor funding directly to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) or Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) based in the global south, rather than ...
    • Marginalised Youth Informing Policy and Practice in Ethiopia and Nepal 

      Johnson, Vicky (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-02)
      Explores how marginalised youth in Ethiopia and Nepal can get their voices heard in policy and practice. In contexts of environmental fragility and political change, ministries and governmental organisations have worked ...
    • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Urban Community Resilience 

      The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2019-03)
      Whilst cities have the potential to be great drivers of improvements in human wellbeing, impoverishment is an unrelenting feature of urban life. This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research explores urban community resilience ...
    • Social Science and Behavioural Data Compilation, DRC Ebola Outbreak, November 2018-February 2019 

      Bardosh, Kevin; Gercama, Ingrid; Bedford, Juliet (UNICEF, IDS & Anthrologica, 2019-03-05)
      This rapid compilation of data analyses provides a ‘stock-take’ of social science and behavioural data related to the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Based on data gathered and analysed by ...
    • The Microeconomics of Violent Conflict 

      Verwimp, Philip; Patricia, Justino; Brück, Tilman (Elsevier B.V., 2018-10-25)
      In our brief review, we take stock of the emergence, in the last decade, of the “microeconomics of violent conflict” as a new subfield of empirical development economics. We start by de-bunking common misperceptions about ...
    • West and Central Africa Regional Rural Sanitation Workshop 

      Institute of Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-09)
      In 2015 an estimated 38 per cent of the rural population of West and Central Africa practised open defecation (OD) while 31 per cent were reliant on unimproved sanitation facilities. Furthermore, 71 per cent of rural ...
    • Men and Boys in Sanitation 

      Cavill, Sue; Mott, Joanna; Bond, Matthew; Tyndale-Biscoe, Paul (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-09)
      Discussions of gender in sanitation and hygiene (S&H) often focus on the roles, positions or impacts on women and girls, who bear the greatest burden of work related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Efforts to ...
    • From Policy Transfer to Mutual Learning?: Political Recognition, Power and Process in the Emerging Landscape of International Development Cooperation 

      Constantine, Jennifer; Shankland, Alex (Novos estudos CEBRAP, 2017-01-27)
      The economic and geopolitical shifts of recent years have forced the oecd-dac member countries to offer greater recognition to the development cooperation activities of the BRICS and other rising powers, who claim to follow ...
    • Modern Slavery Prevention and Responses in South Asia: An Evidence Map 

      Oosterhoff, Pauline; Yunus, Raudah; Jensen, Charity; Somerwell, Francis; Pocock, Nicola (Department for International Development, 2018-12-01)
      The Asia Pacific region has the highest numbers of both slavery and child labour victims in the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 16.5 million and 8.4 million persons were in situations of ...
    • A Practical Guide to Implementation Research on Health Systems 

      Lucas, Henry; Zwarenstein, Merrick (Future Health Systems, 2016-11-08)
      This is an open access resource targeted primarily at post-graduate students intending to undertake field research on health systems interventions in resource-poor environments. The book consists of twelve chapters addressing ...
    • Transgender Employment and Entrepreneurialism in Vietnam 

      Oosterhoff, Pauline; Hoang, Tu-Anh (Taylor and Francis Online, 2018-03-14)
      This article shares insights from research into the economic opportunities and obstacles that Vietnamese transgender men and women face in a fast-growing economy mainly composed of small and medium-sized enterprises. The ...
    • National Dialogues: Lessons Learned and Success Factors 

      Haider, Huma (IDS, 2019-02-12)
      This rapid review synthesises the literature from academic, policy and knowledge institutions sources on lessons learned about making national dialogue processes for peacebuilding most effective. The review focuses on ...