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DocumentI. Villwock Bachtold / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020The Zika Congenital Syndrome has severe long-term, complex impacts on affected children and their caretakers, demanding state responses even after the withdrawal of the national health emergency status.DocumentL. Chabason / International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2020In the context of the health crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lucien Chabason analyses the weaknesses and gaps in the governance of transnational risks, more particularly associated with infectious disDocumentR. Pedersen, T. Jacob, P. Bofin / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2020A great deal of attention has been paid to the distributional aspects of resource nationalism in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, but less is known about its effects on the state’s capacity.Document
A comparative study of export processing zones in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals: The cases of Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and ZimbabweR. Adu-Gyamfi, S.A. Asongu, T.S. Mmusi, H. Wamalwa, M. Mangori / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2020The objective of this research is to assess the extent to which export processing zones in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in their implementation and operations. We focused on four Sustainable Development Goals— gender equality, decent work, industry, and climate action. We interviewed four zone authorities, one in each country.DocumentP. Bamanyaki / CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, 2020This brief draws attention to some gaps in the mainstreaming of gender and nutrition in climate change, and food and nutrition-related policy documents, which may affect the effective implementation of nutrition-focused actions and the realization of improved nutrition outcomes.DocumentK. Peters, E. Lovell / United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2020This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change and climate variability. It unearths the underlying risk drivers of natural hazard-related disaster displacement and the factors that influence whether these disaster displacements become multiple and/or protracted.
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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.
5 March 2020This International Women’s Day global institutions and governments are marking the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action – a defining framework for change to address gender inequalities and women’s rights.
2 March 2020In development, initiatives are often implemented with the underlying question of how it can be adapted and replicated. The pilot’s (un)successful factors are precious lessons to feed into new iterations, inspiring a recipe for others to follow. But even if the recipe emphasises the importance of local context, new initiatives can produce quite distinct results.
17th March 2020
Following the global commodities boom, investment has poured into large-scale extractive, green energy and other resource development projects around the world. Many of these are in the rural margins – places geographically but also politically distant from the centres of economic power.
11th February 2020
There is increasing pressure on all of us to make better use of evidence in decision-making whether we work in research, government or NGOs.
8th January 2020
In November 2020, IDS, and over 2,000 fellow members and partners from over 140 countries will meet in Dubai for the biennial Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (#HSR2020), co-sponsored by
17th December 2019
After nearly a decade, the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOOP) is drawing to a close, having conducted research in more than ten countries in an effort to uncover how and why migration plays such a significant role in poverty reduction in some contexts, but not in others.
24th October 2019
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