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Dolf te Lintelo - Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

Cities; Health and Nutrition
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Dolf te Lintelo is a Research Fellow and Co-leader of the Cities Cluster. His research interests concern the politics of public policy processes; the participation of state and non-state actors in policymaking and implementation; and advocacy, collective action and power in these.

Dolf's research explores the governance and micro-political processes shaping formal/informal relationships in cities and the ways in which these affect poverty and wellbeing outcomes. His work includes analysis of: policy and everyday forms of regulation of street vendors in India; the wellbeing of informal workers in urban informal settlements in Bangladesh; and the ways in which modalities of reception in cities in Jordan and Lebanon shape wellbeing outcomes for Syrian refugees and host communities.

Dolf has also led the development of innovative international metrics for government political commitment to address hunger and malnutrition (www.hancindex.org), working closely with African and South Asian civil society partners to support evidence-based policy advocacy and accountability for nutrition. Additional research interests include the urban nutrition transition, social protection and young people in policy processes.

In partnership with Results for Development and Results ACTION Partnership, the Institute of Development Studies is part of a consortium that aims to build accountability, strengthen policy and foster leadership in nutrition.

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In what ways do regulations, policies and implementation practices affect the wellbeing of Syrian refugees and host communities in urban areas of Lebanon and Jordan? This project reviews and synthesises knowledge on this topic to inform policymakers, donors and humanitarian practitioners.

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Addressing security and inclusion in cities as universal issues, at this side-event we will focus on how well-managed urbanisation can revitalise urban spaces that had either been lost to violence or suffered from a lack of access to basic services and neglect.

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This programme will focus on how agriculture can deliver better nutrition outcomes by developing evidence-based policy options and tools for businesses, governments, NGOs and donors.

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This programme will assess the impact of new interventions and policy options across a range of policy areas.

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HANCI measures and ranks governments’ political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition on an annual basis.

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This study proposes an exploration of the determinants of wellbeing for informal workers living in informal settlements across a diverse set of urbanising localities in Bangladesh and India. We will present empirical evidence on what patterns and gradations of wellbeing success and failure are emerging for women and men engaged in informal work and living in informal settlements.

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IDS and Food Foundation partner with Brazilian researchers to explore mutual learning on food and nutrition security policy, bringing together parliamentarians, civil society and policy actors to discuss best practice.

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Wellbeing and Protracted Urban Displacement: Refugees and Hosts in Jordan and Lebanon

The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, has led to the mass exodus of the Syrian people. Lebanon and Jordan have achieved a remarkable feat by hosting millions of refugees, with many having located to urban areas, where the great majority of local populations are already situated. More details

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Improving the Wellbeing of Syrian Refugees in Urban Jordan

IDS Policy Briefing 152 (2018)

While 20 per cent of Syrian refugees in Jordan reside in camps, the majority live elsewhere including in urban areas. Syrian refugees are experiencing high levels of insecurity, often due to challenges with legal status documentation. More details

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Urban Refugees in Lebanon: Housing, Residency, and Wellbeing

IDS Policy Briefing 151 (2018)

Lebanon hosts over a million Syrian refugees in addition to other displaced groups. These refugees have gravitated to urban centres, putting significant pressure on local infrastructure and services. More details

Wellbeing and Urban Governance: Who Fails, Survives or Thrives in Informal Settlements in Bangladeshi Cities?

Cities 72. Part B. (2017)

In this paper we present the case for understanding towns and cities in terms of levels of human wellbeing achieved by the people who live in them. More details

Enrolling a Goddess for Delhi’s Street Vendors: The Micro-Politics of Policy Implementation Shaping Urban (In)formality

Geoforum 84 (2017)

In a world of persistent and growing informality of working and living conditions in cities, and increasing policy efforts to formalise the informal, why are some forms of informality criminalized while others enjoy sanction of the state? More details

Thematic Expertise:
Accountability; Agriculture; Children and Youth; Environment; Food Security; Governance; Nutrition; Politics and Power; Social Protection; Urbanisation; Habitat III and New Urban Agenda.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Centre for Social Protection; Policy Anticipation Response and Evaluation; Reducing Hunger and Undernutrition.

Geographic Expertise:
Sub Saharan Africa; Bangladesh; India; Kenya; Nigeria; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia.