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Philip Reed - Research Officer

Health and Nutrition


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Philip Reed no longer works at IDS.

Studies have shown that it is often wealthier people in a community who benefit from market approaches to combatting poverty – men more than women, non-disabled more than disabled. So how and to what extent can market-based solutions improve the lives of extremely poor people?

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Accountability in Health Systems and the Potential of mHealth

IDS Working Paper 490 (2017)

The rapid spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) (and of mobile phones in particular) across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has generated considerable excitement in development circles regarding their potential to revolutionise service delivery in health systems. More details


State–Business Relations Beyond Growth: Bringing in Development

IDS Evidence Report 215 (2016)

The signatories of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have called on a wide range of businesses ‘to apply their creativity and innovation’ to address sustainable development challenges. Yet the role of business in contributing to development depends profoundly on its interaction with the state. This paper asks how states and businesses interact in different contexts to shape development outcomes. More details


Business and its Role in Improving Nutrition: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Nigeria. Case Studies and Key Messages from the Workshop

IDS Evidence Report 174 (2016)

This workshop report presents the findings from a workshop held by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in partnership with the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network in Abuja, Nigeria, 14 October 2015. More details


Addressing Market Constraints to Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods: An Exploration of Market Systems Approaches

IDS Evidence Report 172 (2016)

This Report asks how a market systems approach could be applied to improve poor households’ access to nutrient-dense foods. By ‘market systems approach’ we mean methods that identify and address underlying constraints in market transactions, their supporting functions and the institutional environment in which markets operate, and which are preventing markets from delivering desired outcomes. More details

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Developing Norms and Standards for Assessing Business, Social and Environmental Impact

Internal paper funded by UKCDS looking at the norms and standards for assessing business, social and environmental standards. More details

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