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Vivienne Benson - Communications Officer

IDS is working with Health Systems Global (HSG) to develop communications, share messages and engage with its members and the global community.

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Building Peace in the New Oil Frontiers of Northern Kenya

Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social investment in schools and health clinics, and options for personal enrichment through contracts and tenders. In an area long inhabited by pastoralists, this rapid development has created tensions, resistance, and conflict around both access to new opportunities and also the impacts on lives and livelihoods. More details

ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women's Life Choices

This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced by girls and how a lack of access to means of transport hampers their access to paid work, health services, and schooling. More details

Improving Rural Lives Through the Liberian Motorbike Boom

Parallel to the mobile phone revolution in Africa is the lesser talked about motorbike boom. Motorbike taxis have changed the face of transport and provided employment opportunities, particularly in rural parts, in many African countries. More details

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Building trust in a post-truth age

28 Mar 2017
By Vivienne Benson

IDS Joins the Health Systems Global Team

29 Feb 2016
By Vivienne Benson

Learning to transform nutrition

16 Jul 2015
By Vivienne Benson

Making sense of data goes beyond counting numbers

28 Apr 2015
By Vivienne Benson

My Big Idea #Research Uptake

10 Feb 2015
By Sophie Marsden, Vivienne Benson
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