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    Handwashing compendium for low resource settings: a living document

    M. Coultas, R. Iyer, J. Myers / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    Frequent and proper handwashing with soap is vital to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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    Learning from a living archive: Rejuvenating child and youth rights and participation

    V. Johnson, T. Lewin, M. Cannon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    This paper reflects the findings of the first phase of the REJUVENATE project, which set out to understand and map approaches to integrating children, youth, and community participation in child rights initiatives.
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    Agricultural commercialisation pathways: Climate change and agriculture

    A. Newsham, S. Kohnstamm, L. O. Næss, J. Atela / Future Agricultures Consortium, 2018
    Given the highly climate-sensitive character of agricultural production, climate change has obvious and important ramifications for agricultural commercialisation, which in turn has a bearing on poverty, gender empowerment, and food and nutrition security.
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    Policy pollination: A brief history of social protection’s brief history in Africa

    S. Devereux / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    The relatively recent emergence and sustained rise of social protection as a policy agenda in Africa can be understood as either a nationally owned or ‘donor-driven’ process.
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    The politics of citizenship – Social contract and inclusivity in Africa

    J. Bjarnesen / Nordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2020
    In many African countries, citizenship offers civil rights to those who are included. At the same time, many – especially youth, migrants and other marginalised groups – often do not receive equal recognition in the social contract between state and citizen. They do not have the same access to justice, social protection and welfare services.
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    Recognising refugees: Challenges and innovations in refugee status determination

    C. Costello, C. Nalule, D. Ozkul / Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2020
    Our research project ‘Recognising Refugees’ aims to understand the factors that determine who is recognised as a refugee (and who is rejected) globally.1 In practice, recognition depends not only on the legal definition of ‘refugee’ but also, and most significantly, on the institutional processes used to recognise refugees.


What's new

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.
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.