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Never 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.
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Social norms and supply chains: A focus on child labour and waste recycling in Hlaing Tharyar, Yangon, MyanmarS. Constant, P. Oosterhoff, K. Oo, E. Lay, N. Aung / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020This 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.DocumentB. Agarwal / Springerlink, 2020Current 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 familDocumentT. Brück, N.T.N. Ferguson, P. Justino, W. Stojetz / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2020The 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.DocumentC. Oelgemoller / International Development Department, University of Birmingham, 2020The aim of this policy brief is to provide some historical context to development interventions related to migration since independence in three Upper Guinean Coast countries.Document
Fictitious commodification and agrarian change: Indigenous peoples and land markets in Highland EcuadorG. Goodwin / Wiley Online Library, 2020Creating private property rights and establishing land markets were fundamental to the historical development of capitalism in the Global North and remain at the centre of capitalist development in the Global South. This article contributes to debates about these processes by analysing the relationship between land markets and indigenous peoples in Highland Ecuador.DocumentA. Pinto / Transnational Institute, 2020This open access book shows that public services are more important than ever in the face of the climate catastrophe, mounting inequalities, and growing political unrest.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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