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Lessons for Open Data for Development Programmes

IDS Policy Briefing;171

Open data programmes – that support the access, distribution, and effective use of data by everyone for free – are a relatively new area in global development. As more initiatives emerge, there is a need for stronger evidence to inform effective design and implementation that can mitigate...

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Louise Clark & 3 others

22 October 2020

Report

Incontinence: We Need to Talk About Leaks

Frontiers of Sanitation: Innovations and Insights;16

Anyone, of any gender, at any age, can leak urine or faeces. What would you do if it happened to you? Imagine if you’d woken up this morning and you’d wet the bed. What would you do? Have a wash, put on clean clothes, change the bedding and put it in a washing machine? You may go to the...

Claire Rosato-Scott & 5 others

21 October 2020

Publication

Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document

Frequent and proper handwashing with soap is vital to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, we have developed this Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings. Bringing existing information from different organisations into one place, the compendium provides guidance, local examples...

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Mimi Coultas & 2 others

14 October 2020

Brief

Humanitarian Evidence Summaries

K4D is publishing these monthly Humanitarian Evidence Summaries to signpost the FCDO and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on humanitarian response to inform and support their response. The scope of the Humanitarian Evidence Summary includes emerging...

8 October 2020

Brief

China and Humanitarian Aid Cooperation

IDS Policy Briefing 170

China’s international humanitarian aid role is increasing. Widely welcomed by recipients, China’s aid is also criticised on motivational and technical grounds and surrounded by intensifying political scrutiny.

5 October 2020

Report

Social Protection and Building Back Better

Positioning Paper

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant sweeping changes for economies and societies, with the most devastating consequences for individuals and groups with pre-existing vulnerabilities. These impacts are likely to be compounded in contexts with greater fragility. As attention shifts from addressing...

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Jeremy Lind & 2 others

30 September 2020

Report

Gender Equality and Building Back Better

Positioning Paper

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected men and women differently, exacerbating existing gender inequalities across a range of areas including health, education and livelihoods. Globally, women and girls are also experiencing increased levels of gender-based violence. The pandemic has highlighted the...

30 September 2020

Report

Governance and Building Back Better

Positioning Paper

The pandemic is in many ways a crisis of governance. Its magnitude and mitigation are determined by the nature of policy responses and crisis management by leaders and governments, and existing socioeconomic inequality has led to a disproportionate impact on some groups.

30 September 2020