Jennifer Leavy - Research Officer
Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction
Central and South Asia; South East Asia; Sub Saharan Africa.
Jaideep Gupte is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where his research is on urban violence, poverty and development. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai.
Other research interests and expertise include micro-level politics and economics of slum resettlement, informal justice/security in slums, and using GIS/GPS aided mobile data collection platforms for spatial research.He occasionally contributes opinion pieces and reports to Indian national dailies.
He has primary research experience in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal) and sub-Saharan Africa (Sudan, Nigeria).
Who Wants to Farm? Youth Aspirations, Opportunities and Rising Food Prices
Who wants to farm? In an era of land grabs and environmental uncertainty, improving smallholder productivity has become a higher priority on the poverty and food security agenda in development, focusing attention on the next generation of farmers. More details
Evaluating Outside the Box: An Alternative Framework for Analysing Social Protection Programmes
The evidence base on social protection programmes is expanding rapidly, largely pointing towards their positive impacts. More details
What Matters Most? Evidence from 84 Participatory Studies with Those Living with Extreme Poverty and Marginalisation
This Participate report draws on the experiences and views of people living in extreme poverty and marginalisation in 107 countries. More details
Young People and Agriculture in Africa
The articles in this IDS Bulletin are drawn from the conference on 'Young People, Farming and Food' in Accra, Ghana. This conference examined how young people engage with the agri-food sector in Africa and how research findings were being integrated into policy processes. More details
Realising the Potential of Adaptive Social Protection
The concept of Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) – an approach that promotes greater integration between Social Protection, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction to make a meaningful contribution towards sustainable development – is well understood. More details
Small Farm Commercialisation in Africa: Reviewing the Issues
Small farmers in Africa have long been engaged with markets. Whenever villages have been connected to urban or overseas markets, smallholders have produced surpluses for them at times prompting remarkable transformations in rural economies. More details
Young People and Policy Narratives in Sub-Saharan Africa
The argument developed is that over a number of key policy areas, youth and the issues and challenges associated with them, are often the objects of negative framings. More details
Future Farmers: Youth Aspirations, Expectations and Life Choices
Young people constitute a high and increasing proportion of the African population, with around 70 percent of the continent’s total population currently under the age of 30. More details
Quantitative Methods in Contexts of Everyday Violence
Published as an IDS Bulletin, this article reflects on an innovative methodology adopted to capture the experience of living with violence in communities in Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico and Nigeria More details
Connecting Social Protection and Climate Change Adaptation
By exploring linkages between climate change adaptation and social protection in the agricultural sector, IDS researchers have developed the concept of ‘adaptive social protection’. More details
Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection: Complementary Roles in Agriculture and Rural Growth?
This study examines the opportunities for linking social protection, CCA and DRR in the context of agriculture and rural growth, exploring whether linking these three approaches together will help enhance resilience to shocks and stresses in agriculture-dependent rural communities. The study does this by (i) reviewing conceptual and policy-related similarities and differences between the three disciplines, by (ii) collecting evidence from case studies where climate changeresilient social protection approaches have been trialled and by (iii) developing an adaptive social protection framework that highlight opportunities better coordination. More details
Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection: Complementary Roles in Agriculture and Rural Growth
Reliance on subsistence agriculture means the impact of stresses and shocks (such as droughts or floods) are felt keenly by rural poor people, who depend directly on food system outcomes for their survival, with profound implications for the security of their livelihoods and welfare. More details
Rural Disaster Risk-poverty Interface
The majority of the world’s poorest people live and work in rural areas. The 2008 World Bank World Development Report ‘Agriculture for Development’ puts the figure at 75%. More details