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How Filipino LBTs Cope with Economic DisadvantageIDS Evidence Report 120 (2015)
After decades as the so-called ‘sick man of Asia’, the Philippines has adopted the export-driven model of economic development followed by wealthier Asian countries (Makabenta 2014) and has begun to address the pervasive corruption that has perennially deterred investment. More details
Better Nutrition for the Poor through Informal MarketsIDS Policy Briefing 89 (2015)
In the fight against undernutrition, policymakers are seeking to use markets to increase access to nutrient-rich foods. Yet ensuring food reaches those most affected by undernutrition requires shaping the markets and businesses from which they source food. More details
When the Hen Crows: Obstacles that Prevent Indigenous Women from Influencing Health-care Policies – A Case Study of Shillong, Meghalaya, IndiaIDS Evidence Report 119 (2015)
Meghalaya is a landlocked and largely agrarian state in northeast India with an approximate population of three million. Various government surveys report that roughly half the state lives below the poverty line. More details
Do Government Transfers Reduce Conflict?IDS Policy Briefing 90 (2015)
How can we mitigate civil unrest before it results in the breakdown of social order? Not all forms of civil unrest escalate into violence, but why do some deteriorate and others do not? More details
Turning the Tide: The Role of Collective Action for Addressing Structural and Gender-based Violence in South AfricaIDS Evidence Report 118 (2015)
The case study discussed in this Evidence Report explores the value and limitations of collective action in challenging the community, political, social and economic institutions that reinforce harmful masculinities and gender norms related to sexual and gender-based violence. More details
Ebola and Lessons for DevelopmentIDS Practice Paper in Brief 16 (2015)
As the Ebola crisis continues to unfold across West Africa and the international community belatedly responds, broader questions arise beyond the immediate challenges on the ground. More details
Global Governance and the Limits of Health SecurityIDS Practice Paper in Brief 17 (2015)
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed the limits of the current approach to the global governance of infectious diseases, which mixes public health and security interests. More details
Strengthening Health Systems for ResilienceIDS Practice Paper in Brief 18 (2015)
In countries with high levels of poverty or instability and with poor health system management and governance, people are highly vulnerable to shocks associated with ill health, including major epidemics. More details
Return of the Rebel: Legacies of War and Reconstruction in West Africa’s Ebola EpidemicPractice Paper in Brief 19 (2015)
The spread of Ebola in West Africa centres on a region with a shared recent history of transnational civil war and internationally led post-conflict reconstruction efforts. This legacy of conflict and shortcomings in the reconstruction efforts are key to understanding how the virus has spread. More details
Ebola, Politics and Ecology: Beyond the ‘Outbreak Narrative’IDS Practice Paper in Brief 20 (2015)
The origin of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been traced to the likely confluence of a virus, a bat, a two-year-old child and an underequipped rural health centre. More details