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AIDS-affected young people’s access to livelihood assets: Exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern AfricaJournal of Rural Studies, 2016The ‘new variant famine’ hypothesis suggests AIDS is contributing to food insecurity in southern Africa. Proposed causal mechanisms include a loss of livelihood assets and skills, brought about through AIDS′ impacts on children’s access to inherited property and intergenerationally-transferred knowledge.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2014Over the last fifteen years many African countries have experienced a ‘mining takeoff’.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Fisheries play a crucial role in supporting livelihoods and food security in Ghana. While there is a sizable industrial fishing fleet, more than two-thirds of Ghana’s total marine fish catch is accounted for by artisanal fishers.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2014Over the last fifteen years many African countries have experienced a ‘mining takeoff’.Document
The political economy of conservation at Mount Elgon, Uganda: between local deprivation, regional sustainability, and global public goods2016This paper presents a case study from Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda, examining and deepening an understanding of direct incomes and costs of conservation for local people close to protected areas.DocumentEvidence on Demand, 2015Building resilience to weather and conflict shocks in South Sudan requires investing inside and outside the agriculture sector in order to promote sustainable livelihoods development and income diversification. This includes strengthening productive sectors, improving basic social services, and establishing productive safety nets.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016The new reality of a world without ivory trade demands a re-examination of human values towards both elephants and ivory and what each has come to represent. The closure of the world’s largest ivory markets (US and China), in line with the longstanding international ivory trade ban, must reflect a change in values.OrganisationPacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) is a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-AffiliaDocumentHelpAge International, 2016Whether social protection benefits should be assigned to all (universal) or kept only for those who meet certain criteria (targeting) remains one of the most contentious questions in social policy research. The purpose of this brief is to revisit two social policy assumptions around basic concerns of efficiency, affordability and sustainability of universal social pensions.Document
Exploring the determinants of welfare distribution in Tunisia and Egypt using a welfare generation modelEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016The Tunisian revolution quickly sparked a wave of major uprisings in the region, starting from Egypt and spreading to other countries, such as Libya and Syria among others. Not surprisingly, the fuel of uprisings in these countries finds its main sources in inequality, in its various dimensions.