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Digital Poverty in the UK (accessible version)

IDS Policy Briefing 202

Accessible version of IDS Policy Briefing 202. As every aspect of life – from job seeking to health care – moves online, digital connectivity is a daily necessity, not a luxury. This Policy Briefing explores the extent of digital poverty in the UK.

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Becky Faith & 2 others

17 August 2022


Protests and Accountability in Nigeria’s Energy Sector

IDS Policy Briefing 203

Since 2016, Nigerians have experienced a stable fuel supply even if prices have continued to rise. This supply stability came to a sudden halt in January 2022, bringing back memories of long queues and harsh living conditions witnessed since 2007.

Joel Otieno & 2 others

17 August 2022

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Shaping Policy with Evidence (online)

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