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    Towards transformative climate justice: Key challenges and future directions for research

    P. Newell, S. Srivastava, L.O. Naess, G.A. Torres Contreras, R. Price / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    From forest fires in Australia and California to record floods in Jakarta and the UK, it is clear that no area of the world is immune from the effects of climate change. Many countries and cities have woken up to this fact and have declared climate emergencies.
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    State infrastructural power and social transfers: The local politics of distribution and delivering ‘progress’ in Ethiopia

    T. Lavers / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2020
    This paper examines the politics of implementing the PSNP in Ethiopia. The PSNP is a targeted food and cash-for-work programme that places a strong emphasis on its ‘productive’ contribution through public works, a livelihoods component and the aim of mass ‘graduation’ from support.
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    Resilience in the rural Andes: Critical dynamics, constraints and emerging opportunities

    D. Sietz, G. Feola / Springerlink, 2016
    The Andes present an ideal learning space to draw lessons on existing and emerging resilience challenges and opportunities. Andean people and societies have co-evolved with the unique high-mountain contexts in which they live, sometimes in altitudes of more than 3800 m.
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    Social norms and supply chains: A focus on child labour and waste recycling in Hlaing Tharyar, Yangon, Myanmar

    S. Constant, P. Oosterhoff, K. Oo, E. Lay, N. Aung / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    This Emerging Evidence Report examines the social norms, and the material and institutional factors that influence the employment of children in various forms of hazardous work in Hlaing Tharyar township, Yangon, Myanmar.
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    Labouring for livelihoods: Gender, productivity and collectivity

    B. Agarwal / Springerlink, 2020
    Current debates in India on work, employment and labour markets have paid rather little attention to three important distinctions: between sustainable livelihoods and labour force participation; between autonomously managing non-family enterprises versus participation in decision-making within the confines of famil
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    Trust in the time of Corona

    T. Brück, N.T.N. Ferguson, P. Justino, W. Stojetz / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2020
    The global spread of COVID-19 is one of the largest threats to people and governments since the Second World War. The on-going pandemic and its countermeasures have led to varying physical, psychological, and emotional experiences, shaping not just public health and the economy but also societies.


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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.
2nd July 2020
The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) has launched a new call for project proposals on the theme of Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa: The impacts and responses for women and girls. This initiative aims to produce the evidence that local and national policymakers need to inform specific policy interventions for:
Sanitation workers manually emptying faecal sludge from pits in Bangalore, India
23rd June 2020
Join the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) online to hear from UK Special Envoy on FoRB and our international panel of experts discuss religious inequalities and Covid-19.
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.
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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.