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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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    Food systems and building back better

    A. Ebata, N. Nisbett, S. Gillespie / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    Measures that have been put in place across the world to slow down the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) have had profound effects on food and nutrition security for those furthest behind.
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    Governance and building back better

    S. Mohmand / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    The pandemic is in many ways a crisis of governance. Its magnitude and mitigation are determined by the nature of policy responses and crisis management by leaders and governments, and existing socioeconomic inequality has led to a disproportionate impact on some groups.
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    Gender equality and building back better

    S. Nazneen, S. Araujo / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    The Covid-19 pandemic has affected men and women differently, exacerbating existing gender inequalities across a range of areas including health, education and livelihoods. Globally, women and girls are also experiencing increased levels of gender-based violence.
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    Social protection and building back better

    J. Lind, K. Roelen, R. Sabates-Wheeler / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    The Covid-19 pandemic has meant sweeping changes for economies and societies, with the most devastating consequences for individuals and groups with pre-existing vulnerabilities. These impacts are likely to be compounded in contexts with greater fragility.
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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.


What's new

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.
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.