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Vivienne Benson

Communications Officer

Research

Project

Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform aims to establish networks of social scientists with regional and subject expertise to rapidly provide insight, analysis and advice, tailored to demand and in accessible forms, to better design and implement the social and communication...

Project

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA) is a seven-year, DFID-funded research programme that started in January 2020. The aim of the programme is to build evidence on: the forms, drivers, and experiences of children’s harmful work in African agriculture; ...

Project

Wellbeing, Housing and Infrastructure in Turkey (WHIT)

This research and action project will contribute to finding ‘durable solutions’ for housing infrastructural deficits in Turkey, in the context of large scale displacement of Syrian refugees and rapid urbanisation.

Opinions

Opinion

IDS Joins the Health Systems Global Team

Ahead of the fourth Global Symposia on Health Systems Research (HSR2016) hosted by Health Systems Global (HSG) in Canada, November, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has taken on the role to provide communications for HSG and the Global Symposia.

29 February 2016

Publications

Publication

Providing Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in Nepal

ESRC-DFID Research Impact

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 is to ‘Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’. However, inadequate energy supply continues to hinder social and economic development in Nepal. Despite a wealth of renewable energy potential – particularly with...

1 December 2019

Vivienne Benson’s recent work

Past Event

Ending pensioner poverty

Older people are often forgotten or overlooked in the ‘money and savings’ conversation. Yet they are the most vulnerable to poverty. By bringing together diverse research, evidence and experience as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science in an exciting panel discussion,...

7 November 2019

News

DFID funds programme on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

The majority of children’s work in Africa is within the agricultural sector. However, there is insufficient evidence on the prevalence of harmful children’s work across different agricultural value chains, farming systems and agro-ecologies. Furthermore, little is understood about the...

16 October 2019

News

UNGA74: governments must commit to social science for ‘health for all’

As global leaders come together for the 74th UN General Assembly, a major focus will be the High-Level Meeting: ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’ on 23 September. This is a global opportunity to mobilise the highest political support for the achievement...

19 September 2019

News

IDS Bulletin asks whose power matters when it comes to food?

As debates around plant-based diets for the health of the planet continue to occupy public and political discourse, the latest IDS Bulletin argues that there is an urgent need to understand the diverse perspectives involved in the food system for a sustainable future. Drawing attention to the...

2 September 2019