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    Gender, power and progress: how norms change

    C. Harper / Overseas Development Institute, 2020
    This report is about gender norms – the implicit informal rules about appropriate behaviour for people of different genders – that most people accept and follow. It is about the ways in which gender equality, women’s and girls’ rights, and the norms that shape the ability to claim those rights, have progressed over time.
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    Leaving no one behind in Ghana through university education

    J. Ayelazuno, M. Aziabah / United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 2021
    The number of higher education institutions in Ghana has soared in the last three decades and university enrolments have shot up in tandem. Yet the number of Ghanaians living in poverty is higher than ever before, and social inequality is on the rise. Against this backdrop, this paper critically examines the role universities play in addressing the problem of social inequality in Ghana.
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    The Green Revolution and Poverty in Northern Tamil Nadu: a Brief Synthesis of Village-Level Research in the Last Half-Century

    B. Harriss-White / STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2020
    Between 1972 and 2014, in Northern Tamil Nadu (NTN), India, the Green Revolution (GR) in agriculture was studied through five rounds of village-level studies (VLS).
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    SSHAP: 6 ways to incorporate social context and trust in infodemic management

    S. Ripoll / Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, 2021
    Information epidemiology or infodemiology is the study of infodemics - defined by the World Health Organization as an overabundance of information, some accurate and some not, that occurs during a pandemic or other significant event that may impact public health.
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    Open data for agriculture and nutrition: A literature review and proposed conceptual framework

    T. Roberts, K. Hernandez / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    This paper begins by locating the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition project (GODAN) in the context of wider debates in the open data movement by first reviewing the literature on open data (OD) and open data for agriculture and nutrition (ODAN). 
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    Using Participatory Action Research Methodologies for Engaging and Researching with Religious Minorities in Contexts of Intersecting Inequalities

    S. Bharadwaj, J. Howard, P. Narayanan / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    While there is growing scholarship on the intersectional nature of people’s experience of marginalisation, analyses tend to ignore religion-based inequalities. A lack of Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) undermines people’s possibilities of accessing services and rights and enjoying wellbeing .


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