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15 Dec 2017 description

Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) is critical to ensuring sustainable and resilient lives for all, and therefore to meeting the goals set out under the Sustainable Development Agenda. But health and wellbeing are also subject to other risk drivers, such as climate change and disasters, which disrupt the health and financial benefits that UHC can offer.

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27 Nov 2017 description

In the Middle East, GAGE is undertaking participatory research with adolescents, their caregivers, service providers and other relevant actors. This is to learn more about the availability, relevance, effects and quality of services for adolescents (and in particular, adolescent girls) in conflict-affected areas. Evidence from the participatory work stream will contribute to policy and programming dialogues on progress towards the achievement of gender- and adolescent-relevant SDG targets.

22 Nov 2017 description

This working paper focuses on geoengineering as a potentially significant climate and development policy issue for developing countries. It raises questions that developing country policy-makers, who may not yet be engaged with climate geoengineering, may soon need to consider. In view of current trends, this brief also suggests areas for future policy research that would be required to ensure inclusive governance of climate geoengineering research and potential interventions.

17 Nov 2017 description

Working and discussion papers | October 2017 | John Twigg, Emma Lovell, Holly Schofield, Luisa Miranda Morel, Bill Flinn, Susanne Sargeant, Andrew Finlayson, Tom Dijkstra, Victoria Stephenson, Alejandra Albuerne, Tiziana Rossetto and Dina D’Ayala

17 Nov 2017 description

Research reports and studies | November 2017 | Sarah Opitz Stapleton, Rebecca Nadin, Charlene Watson and Jan Kellett

13 Nov 2017 description

Authors: John Twigg, Emma Lovell, Holly Schofield, Luisa Miranda Morel, Bill Flinn, Susanne Sargeant, Andrew Finlayson, Tom Dijkstra, Victoria Stephenson, Alejandra Albuerne, Tiziana Rossetto and Dina D’Ayala

10 Nov 2017 description

This report examines three examples of crisis modifiers, a set of innovative risk financing options, in the Sahel and examines their use as a potential solution for a more flexible aid system. This could address the gap created by the traditional division between humanitarian aid and long-term development, in which pre-planned development programmes do not have the flexibility to quickly reallocate funding to address spikes in need, and humanitarian organisations are largely confined to funding instruments that prevent longer-term engagement in vulnerability reduction.

20 Oct 2017 description

This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the second quarter of 2017. It comprises an 'expert view' on some of the emerging issues for transboundary adaptation, an analysis of blogs from the past six months, and summaries of high-impact grey literature and academic journal articles. The final chapter synthesises the insights from literature in terms of five characteristics of resilience: awareness, diversity, self-regulation, integration and adaptiveness.

12 Oct 2017 description

This report looks at the political and institutional barriers – both real and perceived – to adapting disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy, practice and overseas development assistance to fragile or conflict-affected contexts.

03 Oct 2017 description

The need to identify and support the skills and capacities of local people and organisations in disaster response and recovery is increasingly acknowledged. Yet their role has not been widely acknowledged in formal disaster and humanitarian response, although recent disasters such as the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2010 have demonstrated the importance of informal aid such as remittances from family members in other countries.

20 Jul 2017 description

Much attention has been paid to aid allocation across countries, including whether aid should target poor people or poor countries. There has been less focus on where aid is spent when it reaches recipient countries, at sub-national levels. This is becoming an increasingly important issue in the context of the ‘leave no-one behind’ agenda. This short note presents new analysis on the relationship between aid allocation and sub-national estimates of poverty in four countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Honduras and Nigeria.

16 Jun 2017 description

Beatrice Mosello

Executive summary The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) embedded water and sanitation as fundamental pillars of development. Their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) went a step further and shifted the focus from service delivery to service delivery ‘for all’, thereby adding a fundamental concern with equity. Despite significant progress, however, huge disparities in access to and use of improved water and sanitation facilities between the richest and the poorest, as well as between quintiles, remain.

16 Jun 2017 description

Beatrice Mosello and Declan O’Leary

Executive summary The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) embedded a recognition that water and sanitation are fundamental pillars of development. Their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), went a step further and shifted the focus from service delivery to service delivery ‘for all’, thereby adding a fundamental concern with equity. Despite significant progress, however, huge disparities in the use of improved water and sanitation facilities between the richest and the poorest, as well as between quintiles, remain.

16 Jun 2017 description

Moizza Binat Sarwar and Nathaniel Mason

Executive summary

In this study, we identify and analyse successes and challenges to providing equitable access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural areas of Nepal. We do this with the purpose of identifying entry points for change that can support government and non-government agencies in their efforts to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’ in meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which aims to provide access to water and sanitation for all by 2030.