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23 Dec 2016 description

Researching livelihoods and services affected by conflict - Feinstein International Center

Executive summary

08 Dec 2016 description

Martina Ulrichs and Rachel Slater

In this BRACED working paper we present a synthesis of findings from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda on the role of social protection programmes in contributing to people’s capacity to absorb, anticipate and adapt to climate-related shocks and stresses.

27 Jan 2016 description

Working and discussion papers January 2016

Virginie Le Masson, Maggie Opondo, Ubah Abdi, Patricia Nangiro, Melanie Hilton, Yee Mon Maung, Sophie Rigg, Emma Lovell and Florence Pichon

22 Sep 2014 description

Key Messages

• Significant public expenditure on adapting to climate change is taking place through national budgets in some of the world’s poorest countries.

• In Ethiopia and Uganda, the overwhelming majority of this expenditure is being funded domestically.

• International support to assist such countries adapt to climate change, as called for under the UNFCCC, has not been forthcoming at the scale necessary.

01 Nov 2013 description

Key Messages

  • There is an enabling legal and policy environment for gender empowerment and adolescent girls’ development in Uganda, but there are large gaps in application and practice

  • Positive changes include growing educational opportunities for girls, as well as changes in practices related to marriage and household roles and responsibilities

24 Apr 2013 description

This synthesis report presents qualitative and participatory research findings on beneficiary and community perceptions of five unconditional cash transfer programmes: two in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (the Palestinian National Cash Transfer Programme (PNCTP) in Gaza and the West Bank, and the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) in Yemen); and three in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya’s Cash Transfers for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) programme, Mozambique’s Basic Social Subsidy Programme (PSSB), and Uganda’s Senior Citizen Grant (SCG), part of the Social Assistance Grants …

05 Feb 2013 description

February 2013
Katie Harris, David Keen and Tom Mitchell

From 2005-2009, more than 50% of people affected by ‘natural’ disasters lived in fragile and conflict-affected states. Recently, a number of high profile disasters in fragile and conflict-affected states have increased attention on the concurrence of disasters and conflict, and there is an expectation that disasters and conflict will coincide more in the future.

30 Oct 2012 description
  1. Population and General

There are approximately 20 million pastoralists across Sub-Saharan Africa. Pastoralists - people who depend primarily on livestock or livestock products for income and food- typically graze their animals on communally managed or open-access pastures, and move with them seasonally. Adding in agro-pastoralists-who derive 50 per cent of their income from non-livestock resources-the numbers reaches over 30 million in the Greater Horn of Africa (CAADP Policy Brief No.6, March 2012).

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12 Jul 2012 description

As the stories start to emerge about the extra billions committed to supporting better family planning at today’s summit, attention should now turn to the problems faced by governments and health workers in fulfilling the laudable aims. A sober assessment reveals that, enthusiastic announcements aside, those involved in the family-planning summit would do well to heed the lessons learnt from wider efforts to improve maternal health.

14 Jun 2012 description

ODI Briefing Papers 74, May 2012

Authors: Vikki Chambers, David Booth

This Briefing Paper uses new research from the Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP) to explore the institutional factors that shape maternal health outcomes in Malawi, Niger, Rwanda and Uganda.

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05 Jan 2012 description

ODI Briefing Papers 71, January 2012

Authors: Eva Ludi, Lindsey Jones and Simon Levine

Change is a constant in the lives of rural people in Africa. They have had to cope with both sudden shocks such as war, rain failures and food price spikes and with long-term stresses such as increasing population pressure on land, declines in their terms of trade, and the degradation of land and water. They will have to cope with these pressures in the future, coupled with the growing impact of climate change.

22 Dec 2011 description

Change is a constant in the lives of rural people in Africa. For most developing countries, climate change adds another layer of complexity to existing development challenges, such as high levels of poverty and inequality, rapid population growth, underdeveloped markets, poor infrastructure and service provision, and weak governance systems.

13 Jun 2011 description

The past two decades have delivered unprecedented progress and improvements in quality of life across the developing world. Poverty has fallen in most developing countries, and the number of low-income countries fell from 60 in 2003 to just 39 in 2009. Countries such as India and (particularly) China have managed to lift very large numbers of people out of extreme poverty. Progress has not been restricted to increases in income; many developing countries have also dramatically improved their access to vital services, such as education and health.

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future

06 Jan 2010 description

Sam Moon and Tim Williamson

Key points

- Publishing better information on aid requires compatibility with recipients' budgeting and planning systems

- Recipient budgets bear many similarities, but this is not reflected in current formats for reporting aid

- The poorest countries will lose out if donors do not publish aid information that is easy to link with recipient government budget systems

This paper sets out and explores the link between donor aid and recipient country budgets, and the role that greater transparency about aid can play in improving budget …

25 Nov 2009 description

ODI Project Briefings 33

Fiona Samuels and Jo Wells

Key points

- The number of skipped-generation households - comprised solely of older people and children - is rising as a result of HIV and AIDS and other shocks

- Limited livelihood opportunities increase their vulnerability and reduce their ability to cope and recover from crises

- Humanitarian and development agencies must assess intergenerational issues and incorporate them into programming at all stages

The global number of older people - defined by the UN as those over 60 years of age - is growing at an …