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Protecting Bangladesh's migrant labourers
Construction workers
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This 4th edition of the Protifolon series sheds light on important reforms and actions concerning labour migration from Bangladesh. It is clear that the government has undertaken serious reforms in certain areas but new areas are constantly emerging. The government may consider declaring 2012-2021 the decade of migration and undertake necessary policies and programmes to face the emerging challenges in the migration sector and to promote safe labour migration from Bangladesh.

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Weather indexed insurance for smallholder farmers: a survey of evidence
S. Cole; G. Bastian; S. Vyas / Centre for Micro Finance, India, 2012
This paper argues that weather indexed micro-insurance has the potential to be a cost effective mechanism to protect farmers against climate risks, help them shift to high yield crops, move out of subsistence farming and encourage mar...
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Afghanistan
R. Krishnamurthy / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2014
This brief explore the potential future policy options for the Indian government and does not touch upon the initiatives already undertaken by New Delhi in Afghanistan. New Delhi, the author asserts, must try to optimise its potential...
Deterrence, Second Strike and Credibility: Revisiting India’s Nuclear Strategy Debate
R. Basrur / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2014
The past few years have produced considerable debate over India’s nuclear strategy and posture. Much of it has revolved around the credibility of India’s nuclear arsenal. This is an important question because it goes to th...
What are the Factors Enabling and Constraining Effective Leaders in Nutrition? A Four Country Study
N. Nisbett; E. Wach; L. Haddad; S. El Arifeen / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
Leadership has been identified as a key factor in supporting action on nutrition in countries experiencing a high burden of childhood undernutrition. This study of individuals identified as influential within nutrition in Bangladesh, ...
Myanmar in Transition: Ethnic Conflicts, External Interests and Political Changes
A. Bhattacherjee (ed) / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2014
Since 2011, Myanmar has been undergoing significant transitions in its internal political, administrative, and economic arenas. The peaceful election procedure, successful ceasefire agreements and the initiative to amend the 2008 cons...
The National Solidarity Programme: assessing the effects of community-driven development in Afghanistan
United Nations University, 2014
This paper describes the results of an impact evaluation of the National Solidarity Programme, a community-driven development programme in Afghanistan that created democratic village councils and funded small-scale development project...
Evaluating the costs of the school nutrition project in Bangladesh
A. Gelli; Y. Suwa / Home Grown School Feeding, 2013
School health and nutrition programmes provide the foundation for children’s physical, cognitive and educational development. The purpose of this analysis is to examine the Dubai Cares/GAIN-Assisted School Nutrition Project in B...
Topic Guide: Agricultural productivity
P. Hazel / Evidence on Demand, 2014
As the recent world food crisis has demonstrated, meeting the food needs of a growing world population, projected to reach over 9 billion people by 2050, is going to be a challenge. This Evidence on Demand topic guide examines how agr...
To save succeeding generations: UN Security Council reform and the protection of civilians
C. Foley / Igarape Institute, 2013
The UN needs to be reformed, and this has been an almost constant item on the agenda of the General Assembly and Security Council since the creation of the organisation. The current paper is a contribution to the debate about UN refor...
Key challenges of security provision in rapidly urbanising contexts: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley and Terai regions of Nepal
S. Bogati; J. Gupte / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
We know that urban violence not only affects people’s health and wellbeing, it has a devastating impact on the social fabric and economic prospects of entire cities. It can also set recursive cycles of vulnerability in motion &n...
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