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The many hidden faces of extreme poverty: Inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and EthiopiaA. Altaf / African Studies Centre / Afrika Studiecentrum, Leiden University, 2020While the inclusion of extreme poor people is a noble and necessary objective, it is challenging. Attempts to include extreme poor people in development interventions have often been disappointing. ‘The Many Hidden Faces of Extreme Poverty’ addresses the challenge to include the poorest people.DocumentA. Hunt / Overseas Development Institute, 2019The gig economy is expanding globally, with exponential growth forecast in traditionally female-dominated sectors – notably on-demand household services including cooking, cleaning and care work. But little research to date has focused on gendered experiences of gig work or on gig workers outside North America and Europe.DocumentK. Amaeshi, B. Adi / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2020This study explores how small business owners talk about their tax responsibility, especially in non-enabling institutional contexts. It identifies two main types of tax responsibility discourses amongst these business owners: (1) duty-based and (2) rights-based.Document
Political ecology and differential vulnerabilities to droughts among livestock farmers in South Africa: A case study of Mpakeni communityE. Ebhuoma, F. Donkor, O.O. Ebhuoma / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2020Most of South Africa’s black rural population reside in the former homelands or Bantustans, commonly referred to as communal areas by the post-apartheid government (Clark and Luwaya 2017). Amongst a variety of livelihood activities that black rural households engage in, livestock production offers multiple-use value, although its contribution to local livelihood is sometimes underestimated (C.DocumentM Bertone / Elsevier, 2019In 2012, an exploratory literature review was con-ducted to analyse the main themes and findings of recent literature focusing on health financing in FCAS.DocumentM. Alameddine / Elsevier, 2019This study of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA) in Lebanon and Jordan explored their degree of health system resilience to the impact of shocks and stressors arising from the Syrian crisis.
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20 November 2019The 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child serves as a reminder that a decent standard of living and the ability to develop are basic rights of all children everywhere.
1 October 2019This blog originally appeared on the Impact Initiative website.
29 August 2019In 2018, the Institute of Development Studies partnered with the Open Society Foundations Economic Justice Programme to build an evidence base to explore the question: “What constitutes meaningful participation in economic advancement?” R
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
For over 20 years, Eldis has provided free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on global development issues.
7th August 2019
Following renewed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID, the African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for research projects on property taxation that are of a high academic standard and relevant to policy and practice.
7th August 2019
This new issue of the IDS Bulletin, edited by Jody Harris, Molly Anderson, Chantal Clément and Nicholas Nisbett examines a range of perspectives on power in food systems, and the various active players, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them.