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    Time to redress the globally unjust cost of climate change

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2019
    Climate change has global impacts, but hits poor and vulnerable communities first and worst. The 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are at a disproportionately high risk of adverse consequences with global warming of 1.5°C and beyond. LDCs contribute the least to global warming. But over the last 50 years, 69% of worldwide deaths caused by climate-related disasters were in LDCs.
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    Masculinities and transition in Kazakhstan: Country brief

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    In both policy-oriented and scholarly literatures on the gender dimensions of the social and economic transitions in Kazakhstan of the past 30 years, men and their gendered experiences of transitions are scarcely discussed.
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    Policy incentives and agribusiness investment in Ethiopia: Benefit or deadweight?

    Future Agricultures Consortium, 2019
    The importance of agriculture to the Ethiopian economy is underlined by the country’s forthright promotion of investment in agriculture since the turn of the century, but how effective has this investment really been? This brief summarises the findings and conclusions of the APRA study ‘Policy approaches to business investment in agricultural commercialisation in Ethiopia’.
  • Blog Post

    How social protection schemes can provide vital support to older people

    01 Oct 2019: This blog originally appeared on the Impact Initiative website. 
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    The governance of Nepal’s flood early warning system: opportunities under federalism

    Overseas Development Institute, 2019
    Flood early warning systems (EWS) are extremely complex, with multiple layers of communication and relationships between stakeholders, across different scales of governance. With the development of weather and flood forecasting models, Nepal’s EWS has advanced significantly in recent years, but warnings can still fail to reach downstream communities in the low-lying Tarai plains.
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    Barriers to urban shelter self-recovery in Philippines and Nepal: lessons for humanitarian policy and practice

    The British Academy, 2019
    Most households affected by disasters reconstruct their houses themselves by self-building or employing local labour: they ‘self-recover’. Humanitarian agencies’ experience in assisting self-recovery in urban communities is limited; little is known about how to support it in practice.
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    Investigating domestic violence law in Cambodia

    Impact Initiative, 2019
    Legislation seeking to address violence against women has grown in recent years – at least 144 countries now have laws on domestic violence (DV). However, many women are still prevented or deterred from accessing justice.
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    ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Water security

    Impact Initiative, 2019
    Access to clean water is essential for life but all too often in water management, short-term gains for the few are prioritised above long-term benefits for the many. This selection of ESRC-DFID funded research explores the realities facing people for whom water insecurity is a daily threat, drawing on research focusing on Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
  • Blog Post

    Transformative participatory impact investing: The Buen Vivir Fund

    29 Aug 2019: In 2018, the Institute of Development Studies partnered with the Open Society Foun

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