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Leaving No-One Behind in Universal Health Coverage

Understanding and addressing exclusion in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic   This session is designed to meet the needs of health and social development advisers and those from the wider health network and from other cadres with an interest in health, equity and...

3 February 2021


Trends in Conflict and Stability in the Indo-Pacific

K4D Emerging Issues Report 42

This report looks at trends in conflict and instability in the Indo-Pacific region, focusing on climate change effects and a number of civil liberties. The Indo-Pacific region is both highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and already facing significant security risks and challenges,...

26 January 2021

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