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11 Jan 2017 description
New IDS study seeks to critically examine the shifts and trends in current donor funding in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan aimed at reducing violence and conflict.
26 Nov 2014 description
A new briefing calls for the development of an agreed set of meaningful indicators for identifying needs and capacities of people with different types of disabilities to ensure they are included in responses.
23 May 2013 description
A new era of high and volatile food prices go beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and are causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn today.
20 Sep 2012 description
Women make peace but men negotiate it A new report from ActionAid, IDS, and Womankind looks at the role of women in local peacebuilding initiatives, finding that women are more likely than men to adopt a broad definition of peace which includes the household level and focuses on the attainment of...
12 Sep 2012 description
In follow up to Action Against Hunger’s report - Aid for Nutrition: Can investments to scale up nutrition actions be accurately tracked - ACF has published a second report which explores the future financing of nutrition interventions. Aid for Nutrition: Using innovative financing to end...
19 Apr 2012 description
19 April 2012 A new IDS In Focus Policy Briefing, launched today, sets out the right conditions for a child-centred approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation. Children, Climate Change and Disasters, uses case studies from two disaster-prone countries, the Philippines...
10 Feb 2012 description
10 February 2012 – Stephen Spratt On Monday the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) and IDS hosted a workshop on food price volatility and financial markets. We posed three questions: 1. Why does volatility matter? 2. What impact, if any, do financial speculators have? 3. What, if anything,...
24 Jan 2012 description
Executive summary Background In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the experience of greater integration in the spheres of social protection (SP), climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). This has come about partly against a background of greater attention...
10 May 2011 description
Children are highly vulnerable to disasters, in part because of their particular stage of physiological and social development. Powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis can have serious immediate and long-term impacts on human health, property and livelihoods, which can...
03 May 2011 description
Across the globe, practitioners and policy makers are increasingly recognising the importance of bringing together disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). But how can you create the right environment for mainstreaming to flourish? Written primarily for those working in...