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- The BLDS print collection
Browse all the latest print documents from the British Library of Development Studies...
- Living testimony: obstetric fistula and inequities in maternal health
- D. Jones (ed); E. Brazier (ed); P. Lee Poy (ed) / Family Care International, 2007
- Obstetric fistula is an injury to the birth canal, resulting from prolonged labour, that has devastating physical and psychological effects on women’s lives. Its persistence reveals vast inequities in access to and quality of re...
- Does Rapid Agricultural Growth Require a System of Innovation? Evidence from Ghana & ...
- J. Jatoe / Future Agricultures Consortium, 2013
- John Baptist D. Jatoe, Damien G. Lankoandé and James Sumberg May 2013 This paper tests the systems of innovation hypothesis for a selection of crops in Ghana and Burkina Faso that have shown significant...
- Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms: impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso
- R Akresh; D De Walque; H Kazianga / World Bank, 2012
- We conducted a unique randomized experiment to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on household demand for routine preventative health services in rural Burkina Faso. The two-year pilot program randoml...
- Scaling up nutrition: Progress report from countries and their partners in the movement to Scale Up Nutrition (SUN)
- United Nations [UN] Standing Committee on Nutrition, 2011
- This draft report was prepared for the High Level Meeting on Nutrition at the UN General Assembly in September 2011 and the follow-up workshop for the Scale-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, which was designed to help nations where people ...
- Multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy in low-income countries: a meta-analysis of effects on stillbirths and on early and late neonatal mortality
- C Ronsmans; DJ Fisher; C Osmond / United Nations University, 2009
- Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are common among women in low-income countries and may adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of the effects on stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortali...
- Effects of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on fetal growth: a double-blind randomized controlled trial in rural Burkina Faso
- D Roberfroid; L Huybregts; H Lanou / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008
- This paper describes a study which tested whether providing pregnant women with the UNICEF/WHO/UNU international multiple micronutrient preparation (UNIMMAP), rather than iron and folic acid alone, improved fetal growth and its correl...
- Climate change, water conflicts and human security
- J. Kloos; N. Gebert; T. Rosenfeld; F. Renaud / United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2013
- This report presents a comprehensive regional assessment of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel in terms of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, conflict/cooperation and human security at various scales and in a variety of c...
- Practice Brief: Promote food security in West and Central Africa
- SNV, 2013
- This practice brief showcases SNV’s activities in West and Central Africa aimed at supporting rural households to achieve food security. It is based on a broad range of case studies that highlight a number of s...
- Squeezed: life in a time of food price volatility, year 1 results
- N. Hossain; R. King; A. Kelbert / Oxfam, 2013
- Half a decade after the price spike of 2007-2008, food price volatility has become the new norm: people have come to expect food prices to rapidly rise and fall, though nobody knows by how much or when. So what does the accumulation o...
- Learning the Lessons? Assessing the response to the 2012 food crisis in the Sahel to build resilience for the future
- Oxfam, 2013
- In 2012, the Sahel region of West and Central Africa was once again hit by a severe food crisis, affecting over 18 million people at its peak. At the start of 2012, when the crisis began to unfold, many governments, donors and aid age...