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DocumentSarah Baird, Jennifer Seager, Shwetlena Sabarwal, Silvia Guglielmi, Maheen Sultan / 2020This note examines the effects of COVID-19 and subsequent economic and educational disruptions on adolescent well-being in Bangladesh. Findings show large household-level economic impacts associated with increased food insecurity, anxiety, and mental health issues among adolescents.DocumentR. Chambers, J. Myers, N Vernon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020There is a glaring gap and compelling need for approaches and methods that realign to new rigour through timeliness, cost-effectiveness, relevance and being actionable.DocumentC. Rosato-Scott / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020Anyone, of any gender, at any age, can leak urine or faeces. What would you do if it happened to you? Imagine if you’d woken up this morning and you’d wet the bed. What would you do? Have a wash, put on clean clothes, change the bedding and put it in a washing machine? You may go to the shop and buy an incontinence pad.Document
Initial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 2020D. Hillier, T. Newton-Lewis, R. Nair / Maintains, 2020This is an executive summary of the full report that documents the experiences and challenges of scaling up the response to COVID-19 in the first three months of the outbreak – March to May 2020 – in five countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.DocumentPolitical Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), 2020In this article, Juline Beaujouan and Eyas Ghreiz describe some of the challenges for civil society in rebel-held areas of Syria during the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally published in Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding blog.DocumentJ. Klopp, A. Krueger, M. Trimble / Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE), 2020Highlights the implications of COVID-19 on small scale cross-border trading in Kenya and Uganda. They find that Kenya-Uganda border restrictions are also reducing the work of informal border traders. This will have a knock on effect on the Ugandan economy, where informal trade accounts for 25-40% of intra-regional trade.
23 November 2020A 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.
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.
6th January 2021
Gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively shape policy with evidence with IDS's online short course.
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.