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The Impact of Social Media and Digital Technology on Electoral Violence in Kenya

IDS Working Paper 493 (2017)

Electoral violence has become synonymous with Kenya’s elections. This acquired deadly proportions during the 2007 elections. However, it was also during this time that social media and digital technology was first used for political reasons including campaigning and polling. Social media and digital technology had mixed uses where it was not only used to propagate hate speech and mobilise for violence, but also to identify and map out violence hotspots. More details


This is the Front Cover of Frontiers 10 Equality and Non-discrimination (EQND) in sanitation programmes at scale (part 1 of 2)

Equality and Non-Discrimination (EQND) in Sanitation Programmes at Scale (Part 1 of 2)

Frontiers of CLTS 10 (2017)

A well-facilitated Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme that pro-actively considers and involves people who might be disadvantaged has been shown to have many benefits. This issue of Frontiers of CLTS looks at who should be considered potentially disadvantaged, how they can effectively participate and what may be needed to address diverse needs in order to make processes and outcomes sustainable and inclusive. More details


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Local Climate Governance and Policy Innovation in China: A Case Study of a Piloting Emission Trading Scheme in Guangdong Province

Asian Journal of Political Science (2017)

This paper investigates how piloting programmes in China can promote local policy innovations. By using one of the piloting emission trading schemes (ETS) in Guangdong province as a case study, it is argued that the main features of the piloting experiments, particularly in the climate change domain, are largely different from previous local marketization experiments that dominate the reform period of China. More details


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Rural Transformation, Cereals and Youth in Africa: What Role for International Agricultural Research?

Outlook on Agriculture 46.3 (2017)

Young people are increasingly linked to targeted agriculture and food security interventions. In Africa, the argument is that the combination of agricultural value chains, technology and entrepreneurship will unlock a sweet spot for youth employment. More details


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Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate'.

Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate

IDS Bulletin 48.4 (2017)

Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing hazard patterns and crises are in reality rarely unexpected, with academic researchers and humanitarian and development organisations warning about possible risks for months before they take place. More details


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Pathways to Accountability from the Margins: Reflections on Participatory Video Practice

Two of the central challenges in building accountability for marginalised people are how to reach and meaningfully involve the most excluded, and how to establish the kinds of relationships that mean they can achieve, influence and expect government responsiveness. This report explores asks how participatory video can be adapted and strengthened inclusively engage citizens and foster responses from decision-makers. More details


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Small Firms as a Blind Spot in Greek Austerity Economics

IDS Working Paper 491 (2017)

This paper offers an interpretation of the Greek crisis focusing on the role of small firms. Most accounts of the crisis stress austerity resulting from macroeconomic conditions imposed from the outside. The paper argues that this is reductionist and ignores that the origin of the crisis lies in internal structural problems. More details


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How to Make 'Cash Plus' Work: Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors

The broad-ranging benefits of cash transfers are now widely recognized. However, the evidence base highlights that they often fall short in achieving longer-term and second-order impacts related to nutrition, learning outcomes and morbidity. More details


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Learning from 30 years of the Self Employed Women’s Association in Madhya Pradesh (SEWA MP)

This Programmatic Note examines the work of SEWA in Madhya Pradesh, India, to understand how women's economic empowerment policy and programming can generate a 'double boon' – paid work that empowers women and provides more support for their unpaid care work responsibilities. More details


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Making Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) More Care-Responsive

This examines the Indian programme MGNREGA in two districts in Rajasthan in order to understand how women's economic empowerment policy and programming can generate a 'double boon' - paid work that empowers women and provides more support for their unpaid care work responsibilities. More details


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