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Jennifer Leavy - Research Officer

Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction
E: j.leavy@uea.ac.uk

Thematic Expertise:
Agriculture; Children and Youth; Poverty; Poverty Inequality and Wellbeing; Social Protection; Work and Labour.

Geographic Expertise:
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).

Analysing how the relationship between populations living in contexts of violence and armed non-state actors controlling or contesting those areas results in forms of local governance and order, and how this affects people's livelihoods.

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Assessing current livelihood strategies and options available to vulnerable communities living in Darfur.

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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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This project examines the role of peri-urban spaces in urban expansion and how resilience can be fostered in these contexts.

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Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme.

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This is the cover for IDS Working Paper 439, 'Who Wants to Farm? Youth Aspirations, Opportunities and Rising Food Prices'.

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

This is the image for IDS Working Paper 431, 'Evaluating Outside the Box: An Alternative Framework for Analysing Social Protection Programmes'.

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

This is the cover for Participate publication, 'What Matters Most?'.

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

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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

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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

IDS publications on international development research

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

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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

IDS publications on international development research

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

IDS publications on international development research

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

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing

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

IDS Research Summary

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

IDS Working Paper

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

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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

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