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The BLDS print collection
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Climate change-induced loss and damage in The Gambia: an investigation of impacts on The Gambia farming community
International Centre for Climate Change and Development 2016
This paper aims to raise awareness about Loss and Damage (L&D) and ignite conversation about how Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Loss & Damage (L&D) can be linked in order to ensure more ...
The Gambia demographic and health survey 2013
Th3 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) was conducted by the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the National Population Secretariat Commission. The ...
Supporting ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons learned from developing countries
C. Dodwell; E. Holdaway; K. Sura; H. Picot / Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2015
This working paper summarises the findings from the provision of technical assistance to nine developing countries as they prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for submission to the United Nations Framewo...
Helpdesk Report: Contraceptive prevalence rate increases
L. Bolton / Department for International Development, UK 2011
Based on UN MDG data for married women, countries that achieved a 3% or 5% increase in a year or a similar average over more years include The Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.  Statistics from other sources include incr...
Understanding the Casamance conflict: A background
A Fall / Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre 2010
For the first decade of independence, West Africa became the theater of numerous armed conflicts. Whether it was bloody coups d’état, rebellions or violent separatist projects, no single West African country has escaped a...
Have Islamic banks been more resistant than conventional banks to the 2007-2008 financial crisis?
K. Bourkhis; M.S. Nabi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
The recent global financial crisis has induced a series of failures of many conventional banks; in this context, many economists advocate for the return to narrow banking and/or for favouring the development of Islamic banking, suppos...
Effect of balanced protein energy supplementation during pregnancy on birth outcomes
A Imdad; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health 2011
The nutritional status of the mother prior to and during pregnancy plays a vital role in foetal growth and development, and maternal undernourishment may lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including intrauterine growth restriction (IU...
Coping measures not enough to avoid loss and damage from drought in the North Bank Region of The Gambia
S. Yaffa 2013
Paper examining the impact of the 2011 drought in Gambia, including coping and adaptation measures used and residual loss and damage. In 2011, the North Bank Region of The Gambia experienced its most severe drought in 20 years ...
A systematic assessment of the current capacity to act in nutrition in West Africa: cross-country similarities and differences
R. Sodjinou 2014
Although it is widely accepted that lack of capacity is one of the barriers to scaling up nutrition in West Africa, there is a paucity of information about what capacities exist and the capacities that need to be developed to accelera...
Property and inheritance rights key to empowering women living with HIV, say grass-roots groups
UN Women 2013
It can no longer be disputed that women and girls are the most affected by the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, nor that they are often unable to protect themselves from HIV due to a range of social and economic inequalities. Tackl...
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