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Social Protection, Food Security and Nutrition in Six African Countries

Published by IDS

Evaluations of social protection interventions across Africa often register significant success in improving household food security indicators, but little or no improvement in individual nutritional outcomes. One reason is under-coverage of poor people; another is the low value of social transfers. This paper reviews experiences with social protection in six African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Jonas Nzabamwita

1 October 2018

Working Paper

The Role of Cash Transfers in Social Protection, Humanitarian Response and Shock-Responsive Social Protection

Published by IDS

Cash transfers have expanded rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world in the past decade. The contexts in which they are implemented have also diversified; while cash transfers were mostly adopted initially as central elements of social protection systems, they have become increasingly popular as a core component of humanitarian response.

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Keetie Roelen & 2 others

1 October 2018

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Revenue Sharing in Mining in Africa: Empirical Proxies and Determinants of Government Take

Published by IDS

Revenues from mining constitute a significant development opportunity, particularly in income-poor but resource-rich countries in Africa. However, there is limited knowledge regarding the extent to which such countries have benefitted from the recent global mineral boom from 2003-2013. This paper finds existing approaches to testing rent theory to be a complicated basis for the assessment of resource revenue sharing between government and companies.

19 September 2018

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INGOs Relocating to the Global South

Published by IDS


Under the localisation agenda of integrating more local actors in the humanitarian and development ecosystem, some INGOs are looking to adapt their discourse and structures. Relocating their headquarters to the Global South is one of the most visible manifestations of this change. However, the...

14 September 2018

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Transformations to Sustainability

Published by ESRC STEPS Centre


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight how transformations to sustainable economies and societies are a major global challenge. This Working Paper offers a brief overview of different conceptual approaches to transformation, and outlines a set of practical principles for effective...

12 September 2018

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Girls’ Educational Needs in Libya

Published by IDS


Girls’ – and boys’ – education in Libya has been affected by the ongoing conflict. Seven years on from the 2011 crisis, three governments compete for power, with deep divisions along political, geographic, religious and ethnic lines (Freedom House, 2018; OCHA, 2017, pp. 7-8). Fighting...

11 September 2018

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Tax in Development – Towards a Strategic Aid Approach

Published by IDS


The paper represents a step in the direction of thinking systematically about tax related aid efforts from a poverty and development perspective of an aid agency. It sets out a multi-tiered framework of some key indicators to enable a first ranking exercise for mostlow- and low-middle income...

7 September 2018

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Regulatory Burdens in Tax Administration and Firms’ Compliance Costs in Africa

Published by ICTD and IDS

This paper examines the effect of regulatory burdens related to tax administration on firms’ compliance costs in Africa. Using cross-country firm-level data, the results show that regulatory burdens related to tax administration significantly increase firms’ compliance costs compared to burdens related to other kinds of government regulations.

5 September 2018