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Information preparedness and community engagement for El Niño in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region

SSHAP Briefing

El Niño can be viewed as a multi-hazard event, and considerations for information needs cut across different populations and risks, including direct weather-related hazards, reduced agricultural production, greater food insecurity and malnutrition, increased transmission of infectious diseases...

23 November 2023


Strengthening Social Accountability for Meaningful Youth Engagement in Africa

Stories of Change

Following its research which highlighted the key role played by young people in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) developed and delivered a training of trainers on social accountability for meaningful youth...

15 November 2023


Life Stories From Children Working in Bangladesh’s Leather Sector and its Neighbourhoods: Told and Analysed by Children

CLARISSA Research and Evidence Paper 5

This paper is a record of the children’s analysis of the life stories and key themes they identified, which formed the basis of a series of seven child-led Participatory Action Research groups.

8 November 2023


Digitalisation and Subnational Tax Administration in Nigeria

African Tax Administration Paper; 29

Recently, there has been an expansion in the deployment of digital systems and digital IDs among taxing authorities. However, little is known about the extent to which such technologies are being adopted, or about whether the data from them is being used strategically to improve tax...

Abdulsalam Mas’ud & 2 others

1 November 2023

Working Paper

Big Data for Development Studies? An Innovative Methodology

IDS Working Paper 596

This paper makes a foundational methodological contribution to the analysis of big data for development studies. Big data has revolutionised the natural and applied sciences (and commerce). However, its use within development studies has been comparatively limited.

31 October 2023

Working Paper

Trust and Compliance with Covid-19 Measures among Nigerian Households

IDS Working Paper 595

This paper probes the relationship between sources of Covid-19 information and adherence to preventive measures in Nigeria, a context characterised by fake news, hate speech, and other forms of disinformation. While this relationship in Nigeria is relatively well studied, little discrete...

30 October 2023

Working Paper

Is Transparency Enough? An Examination of the Effect of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) on Accountability, Corruption and Trust in Zambia

ICTD Working Paper 175

The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) is the leading global transparency standard for the extractive industry. It aims to improve governance standards in the extractive industry by providing a public platform for information sharing and multi-stakeholder dialogue. However, the...

30 October 2023

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A Literature Review on Social Assistance and Capacity in Yemen

BASIC Research Working Paper 20

Yemen is experiencing one of the worst crises in the world in terms of levels of suffering and humanitarian need. Intense civil war since 2014 has devastated the national economy, and approximately two-thirds of the population (21.6 million people) were assessed as being in need of humanitarian...

25 October 2023

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