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A new IDS-led research project seeks to re-imagine sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in Asia and Africa to help address the sanitation crisis, enhance off–grid economies and improve the well-being of poor and vulnerable women and men, and marginalised communities such as Dalits, migrants, sanitation workers and refugees.
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DocumentUnited Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2020During the last three decades Vietnam has undergone a considerable economic transformation. However, little research has considered the role that financial reform has played in the development of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).DocumentW. Shen, S. Ayele / Oxford Policy Management, 2020As elsewhere in the world, COVID-19 continues to ravage Africa, causing thousands of deaths and an unprecedented health crisis that is damaging to every aspect of the social and economic lives of millions of people.DocumentA. Oppel / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020This paper poses a different lens on informal social protection (ISP). ISP is generally understood as practices of livelihood support among individuals. While studies have explored the social dynamics of such, they rarely do so beyond the conceptual space of informalities and poverty.DocumentA. Aromolaran, M. Muyanga, J. Thomas, E.A. Obayelu, T. Awokuse, O.O. Ogunmola, F.O. Issa / Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020DocumentK. Roelen, K. Shephard / Impact Initiative, 2020This working paper highlights the key points and emerging policy themes arising from a virtual event hosted by the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty (GCACP) and the Impact Initiative in May 2020. The event concentrated on one impact pathway: engagement with global advocacy movements.DocumentN. O. Dibia, J. C. Onwuchekwa / Accounting and Taxation Review, 2019The study examined the relationship between taxation and the economic growth of Nigeria. It specifically explored the linkages among company income tax, petroleum profit tax and the economic growth of Nigeria proxied with Real Gross Domestic Product, using time series data for the period 1981 to 2016.Ex Post-Facto research design was employed.
1 July 2020Never has the need for social protection been greater. In response to the economic and social fallout of Covid-19, almost every country in the world has introduced or expanded programmes that support those who are most vulnerable.
27 May 2020On any given day, 300 million people around the world will be menstruating. This normal and natural biological process is a fact of – and fundamental to – life.
27 April 2020Covid-19 has introduced a huge degree of uncertainty into people’s lives (most especially, thus far, in Northern countries unused to coping with disorder). Yet one thing seems to be certain.
29th October 2020
A new IDS Bulletin examines the experiences of female-led activisms against sexual harassment in articles that cover 11 countries around the world, including Egypt, the Philippines and India.
29th September 2020
Gain an introduction to to pastoralism, uncertainty and resilience, with lessons for global change.During this free online course, you’ll explore key concepts, case studies and questions for debate.
1st September 2020
Having the right mix of talented, committed individuals is vital to achieving IDS's vision of a more equitable and sustainable world, where people everywhere can live their lives free from poverty and injustice.
19th August 2020
The climate crisis is a water crisis, and broad partnerships are needed to tackle both. To help bridge the gap between the 2019 and 2021 World Water Weeks, WWWeek At Home will bring together convenor-hosted, virtual adaptations of sessions on water and climate change originally destined for World Water Week 2020.
7th July 2020
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, cash-strapped governments across Africa will be looking for ways to fill revenue gaps.