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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Village underdevelopment is considered a major contributor to Indonesia’s high levels of inequality. Law No.6 / 2014 (‘Village Law’) on villages’ governance and finance is regarded as the most progressive policy in the history of local governance in Indonesia, and has great potential for rural development.Document
What does climate change adaptation mean for humanitarian assistance? Guiding principles for policymakers and practitionersInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Vulnerability to climate change is the result of complex interactions of various social, political, economic and environmental conditions. Humanitarian actions, while often having short-term and ‘neutral’ intentions, necessarily influence the development pathways that define people’s vulnerability to climate change.Document
Rethinking food aid in a chronically food-insecure region: Effects of food aid on local power relations and vulnerability patterns in Northwestern NepalInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017The impacts of repeated food aid programmes on households’ livelihood strategies and capacity to adapt to stressors such as climate change were investigated in the chronically food-insecure district of Humla in Nepal, using food security as an entry point for analysing vulnerability.Document
Social protection or humanitarian assistance: Contested input subsidies and climate adaptation in MalawiInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017The purpose of this article is to assess factors that contributed to the apparent success of the Farm Input Support Programme (FISP) in the period 2005–15, and discuss the lessons that can be learned from this experience in relation to climate change adaptation.Document
The power of ‘Know-Who’: Adaptation to climate change in a changing humanitarian landscape in Isiolo, KenyaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017This article examines adaptation to climate change in view of changing humanitarian approaches in Isiolo County, Kenya.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017This article looks at the experiences of two areas hit hard by the 2010 mega-floods in Pakistan, one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Sindh.Document
Climate change and disasters: institutional complexities and actors’ priorities for mitigation, adaptation and responseInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Document
Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017A major reform of the humanitarian sector is currently under way, focusing increasingly on the prevention of crises rather than on providing relief once crises have occurred. This article examines whether and how this new humanitarian approach can also improve people’s ability to adapt to climate change.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing hazard patterns and crises are in reality rarely unexpected, with academic researchers and humanitarian and development organisations warning about possible risks for months before they take place.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2016This article argues that inequality in access to water and sanitation is largely caused and legitimised by different forms of invisible power that prevent universal access. It shows how invisible power combined with structural violence and experiences of unequal citizenship result in dismal access to water that cause systematic harm to poor and marginalised women and men.