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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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    Freedom of movement in West Africa: A snap shot of the history and future of regulating mobility

    C. Oelgemoller / International Development Department, University of Birmingham, 2020
    The 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.
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    Fictitious commodification and agrarian change: Indigenous peoples and land markets in Highland Ecuador

    G. Goodwin / Wiley Online Library, 2020
    Creating 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.
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    The future is public: Towards democratic ownership of public services

    A. Pinto / Transnational Institute, 2020
    This 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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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:
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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.
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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