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Climate change, household vulnerability and smart agricukture: the case of two South African provincesInternational Development Research Centre, 2016The impact of climate change disasters poses significant challenges for South Africa especially for vulnerable rural households. In South Africa there is dearth of knowledge of the impacts of climate change at the local level, especially in rural areas. Rural households are generally poor and lack resources to adapt and mitigate the impacts of climate change associated disasters.DocumentWorld Centre for Sustainable Development / RIO+ Centre, 2016Over the last few decades, Latin American countries have experienced a boom in social protection policies. This increase has been fuelled by the expansion of fiscal space as the result of steady economic growth.DocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2016International organizations have played a crucial role in this process by supporting the diffusion and transfer of social protection policies. However, the role of South-South Cooperation partners cannot be underestimated. Brazil’s development trajectory in the last decade has drawn the world’s attention to the country’s social protection and food and nutritional security policies.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016Land rental markets can potentially improve the access to land for land-poor households that possess complementary resources that can enable them to utilize land efficiently.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015A significant percentage of youth in urban Africa is employed in the informal sector. The informal sector is more accessible than the formal sector for people with low human andfinancial capital, such as youth migrants from rural areas. But the sector is also generally considered to provide a subsistence livelihood.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2012A two year qualitative investigation of the nature and consequences of shame associated with poverty was conducted in seven settings located in rural Uganda and India; urban China, Pakistan, Korea and United Kingdom; and small town and urban Norway.DocumentSociety, Biology and Human Affairs, 2010Children throughout Sub-Saharan Africa are extraordinarily mobile. Every day children travel to school, to markets, to fetch water and firewood, to work on farms and take farm produce to grinding mills, as well as to visit friends and family and to play.Document
Children, transport and mobility in sub-Saharan Africa: developing a child-centred evidence base to improve policy and change thinking across AfricaDepartment for International Development, UK, 2016This project focused on the mobility constraints faced by children in accessing health, educational and other facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, lack of direct information on how these constraints impact on children's current and future livelihood opportunities, and lack of guidelines on how to tackle them.Document
What development interventions work? The long-term impact and cost-effectiveness of anti-poverty programs in BangladeshDepartment for International Development, UK, 2010While Government and NGOs in Bangladesh have undertaken many interventions designed to help individuals and households escape poverty, few studies have evaluated their long-term impact.Document
Identifying and tackling the social determinants of child malnutrition in urban informal settlements and slums: a cross national review of the evidence for actionInstitute of Education, University of London, 2011Urbanisation can bring many benefits the rate of change but in many developing countries the rate of change has been so fast and so dramatic that many cities have been unable to cope.