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    The economic dimensions of mobility: access to jobs and sustainable livelihoods

    Overseas Development Institute, 2018
    In 2017, the number of international migrants reached 258 million, while the total number of refugees and asylum-seekers in the world reached 25.9 million. The economic dimensions of mobility, in terms of access to jobs and sustainable livelihoods, are central to the integration process of these groups, yet they often face structural, legal and other barriers.
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    Farmer-led irrigation development and investment strategies for food security, growth and employment in Africa

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018
    Following a three year research programme, the SAFI research project gathered a group of researchers, policy-makers and irrigation specialists to define the characteristics of farmer-led irrigation development in Africa, and identify potential interventions by government and development agenci
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    More educated, less mobile? Diverging trends in income and educational mobility in Chile and Peru

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018
    We analyse intergenerational persistence in income and education in Chile and Peru for birth cohorts of the early 1950s to 1990. Both countries have seen a structural expansion of education over this period and decreasing income inequality in recent decades.
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    ESRC-DFID research for policy and practice: women's life choices

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced by girls and how a lack of access to means of transport hampers their access to paid work, health services, and schooling.
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    Effectiveness of the value chain of an agri-food product in reaching low income consumers: a business case study of Amulspray

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    A large section of the population in South Asia is undernourished. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in the region. Following the framework detailed in Henson and Humphrey (2015), this paper attempts to assess the effectiveness of a dairy milk product (Amulspray), manufactured by a cooperative business, in enhancing consumption of nutritious food by the poor.
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    Automation, women, and the future of work

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Will women benefit from the rapid automation and digitisation that is set to change the world of work as we know it? How can we ensure that women’s economic interests are brought into focus, and that debates on the future of work are not about the changing relationship between man and machine, but between people and machine?
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    Street Vendors Act 2014 - State Compliance Index 2017

    Centre for Civil Society, India, 2017
    In 2009, the Street Vendors Policy 2004 was revised as the ‘National Policy on Urban Street Vendors 2009’. The revised policy was not legally binding. In 2010, the Supreme Court directed the government to enact a law regulating street vending and thus, the Street Vendors Bill 2012 was drafted.
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    No time to rest: women’s lived experiences of balancing paid work and unpaid care work

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This report provides evidence on the lived experiences of women in low-income families, as they strive to balance their paid work and unpaid care work responsibilities. It presents the findings of a mixed-methods research project carried out in India, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania during 2015–17.
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    Improving rural lives through the Liberian motorbike boom

    Impact Initiative, 2017
    Parallel to the mobile phone revolution in Africa is the lesser talked about motorbike boom. Motorbike taxis have changed the face of transport and provided employment opportunities, particularly in rural parts, in many African countries.
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    Marine protected areas (MPAs) in relation to fisheries management: challenges and experiences from developing countries

    Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, 2014
    As pressure from human activities on the natural world intensifies, and as humans become more aware of their impact on the environment, our interest in and need for protection and planning for sustainable use of our environment has increased tremendously.

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