Publications



The Impact of Food Assistance on Food Insecure Populations During Conflict: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Mali

World Development (2018)

Mali, a vast landlocked country at the heart of West Africa in the Sahel region, is one of the least developed and most food insecure countries in the world. In this study, we exploit data from a unique pre-crisis baseline to evaluate the impact of humanitarian aid on the food security of rural populations. 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


Keeping African Girls in School with Better Sanitary Care

For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education. Research from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London demonstrates that in rural Uganda, providing free sanitary products and lessons about puberty to girls may increase their attendance at school. More details


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The Role of Land Property Rights in the War on Illicit Crops: Evidence from Colombia

World Development 103 (2018)

This paper examines the effect of the formalisation of land property rights in the war against illicit crops, using the case of Colombia. More details


This is the cover of ICTD Working Paper 75 titled Subnational Value Added Tax in Ethiopia and Implications for States’ Fiscal Capacity by Wollela Abehodie Yesegat and Richard Krever.

Subnational Value Added Tax in Ethiopia and Implications for States’ Fiscal Capacity

ICTD Working Paper 75 (2018)

In most federal systems, state governments are funded through a combination of direct fiscal transfers from the central government, and the revenue they collect directly from locally adopted taxes. Ethiopia is a federal polity, but follows a slightly different path in the case of its most important tax source – value added tax (VAT). More details


This is the cover of ICTD Working Paper 76, titled Forest Taxation and REDD+: An Analysis of Potential Impacts in Cameroon, Ghana and Sierra Leone by Stephen Spratt et al.

Forest Taxation and REDD+: An Analysis of Potential Impacts in Cameroon, Ghana and Sierra Leone

ICTD Working Paper 76 (2018)

This research explores the impacts that REDD+ could have on forest tax systems in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and considers how policy could be designed to increase the chances that these impacts are positive. To assess this, a methodological framework is identified and adapted. More details


IDS publications on international development research

Cost-Benefit Assessment of Community-Based Recycling and Waste Management in Pakistan

Following their 2016 Virtuous Circle paper on the circular economy in developing countries, Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies have examined existing approaches to waste management in developing countries, with a view to replicating best practice. This cost-benefit assessment evaluates the pilot of a community-based approach in Pakistan and assesses the feasibility of implementing the same approach in other (poorer) areas. More details


Women-initiated measures to cope with environmental stresses and climate change in South Asia

This review gives a number of examples of women-initiated measures to cope with climate change and environmental stresses in South Asia. More details


IDS publications on international development research

Fonkoze's CLM Ultra Poverty Programme: Understanding and Improving Child Development and Wellbeing

This report represents baseline findings from a quantitative evaluation assessing the impact of Fonkoze’s Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) programme, or 'the pathway to a better life' programme, on child wellbeing in Haiti. The CLM programme is a so-called ‘graduation programme’, aiming to set people on a sustainable pathway out of poverty. More details


IDS publications on international development research

Systematic reviews of cost-effectiveness in low and middle income countries: a review of reviews

We investigate whether systematic reviews of cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions in low and middle income countries are feasible and useful. To this aim, we systematically review systematic reviews of cost-effectiveness studies and systematic reviews of effectiveness studies. More details


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