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Energizing Tanzania: Strategic consideration of possible interventions to support sustainable development and use of bioenergy in Tanzania 2015 - 2025Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015Shortage of biomass for cooking energy has been a concern in Tanzania for several decades and several interventions have been tried out (or: tested) in order to improve the situation. Over time, the concern has become more serious due to population growth, urbanisation and increased deforestation as well as increased knowledge of the socioeconomic impacts in the firewood and charcoal sector.DocumentWorld Development, 2014This paper presents results from a comparative analysis of environmental income from approximately 8000 households in 24 developing countries collected by research partners in CIFORâs Poverty Environment Network (PEN). Environmental income accounts for 28% of total household income, 77% of which comes from natural forests.Document
Tech for governance programmes in Kenya: what is left of the conducive tech environment, and where to next?Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017Making All Voices Count has been a grant-making programme supporting tech for accountable governance initiatives, which in this report are defined as “projects, programmes and campaigns which use information and communications technologies (ICTs) in initiatives intended to increase transparency and improve government accountability to citizens”.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Village underdevelopment is considered a major contributor to Indonesia’s high levels of inequality. Law No.6 / 2014 (‘Village Law’) on villages’ governance and finance is regarded as the most progressive policy in the history of local governance in Indonesia, and has great potential for rural development.Document
What does climate change adaptation mean for humanitarian assistance? Guiding principles for policymakers and practitionersInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017Vulnerability to climate change is the result of complex interactions of various social, political, economic and environmental conditions. Humanitarian actions, while often having short-term and ‘neutral’ intentions, necessarily influence the development pathways that define people’s vulnerability to climate change.Document
Rethinking food aid in a chronically food-insecure region: Effects of food aid on local power relations and vulnerability patterns in Northwestern NepalInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017The impacts of repeated food aid programmes on households’ livelihood strategies and capacity to adapt to stressors such as climate change were investigated in the chronically food-insecure district of Humla in Nepal, using food security as an entry point for analysing vulnerability.Document
Social protection or humanitarian assistance: Contested input subsidies and climate adaptation in MalawiInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017The purpose of this article is to assess factors that contributed to the apparent success of the Farm Input Support Programme (FISP) in the period 2005–15, and discuss the lessons that can be learned from this experience in relation to climate change adaptation.Document
The power of ‘Know-Who’: Adaptation to climate change in a changing humanitarian landscape in Isiolo, KenyaInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017This article examines adaptation to climate change in view of changing humanitarian approaches in Isiolo County, Kenya.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], 2017This article looks at the experiences of two areas hit hard by the 2010 mega-floods in Pakistan, one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Sindh.