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02 Oct 2017 description

By Stephen Thompson

Institute of Development Studies

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  • The global context of international development.

  • UK Parliament’s guiding principles, legislation and strategic priorities.

  • Official Development Assistance spending: cross-government approach, classification and recipients.

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02 Oct 2017 description

By Iffat Idris

GSDRC, University of Birmingham

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What unintended negative consequences have been identified as possibly resulting from cash transfer programming in fragile contexts and how have these been managed?

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02 Oct 2017 description

By Iffat Idris

GSDRC, University of Birmingham

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Are there documented positive social cohesion benefits from cash transfers over vouchers? What lessons are there from humanitarian contexts, as well as the wider debate on universal basic incomes that use cash approaches in more stable settings?

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20 Sep 2017 description

William Avis

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Provide a desk-based review of the factors influencing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Lebanon focusing on achievements, trends, enabling and constraining factors.

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05 Sep 2017 description

Edward Laws
University of Birmingham
18/07/17

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What does recent literature tell us about lessons for donors in supporting elections in post-conflict developing countries when the precedent for a peaceful transition of power is either not well entrenched, or non-existent?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Stephen Thompson
Institute of Development Studies
14 June 2017

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In the context of refugee crises, what is the evidence base that moving from emergency humanitarian response to longer-term development-focussed activities that promote refugee selfsufficiency and resilience reduces overall operational costs and saves money in the long run?

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01 Sep 2017 description

Kerina Tull
University of Leeds Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
26 June 2017

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What is the current situation with regard to agricultural development in Syria?

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Influences on crop development
  3. Crop and food production
  4. Current assistance programmes
  5. Future considerations for development and recovery
  6. References

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Kerina Tull
University of Leeds Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development
12 June 2017

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What is the current situation with regard to nutrition in Syria?
• What is the best method to address undernutrition?
• How should longer term malnutrition (stunting) in a humanitarian crisis be addressed?

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01 Sep 2017 description

Stephen Thompson
Institute of Development Studies
26 May 2017

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Provide a rapid literature review of the evidence on what data and evidence exists, to identify, categorise and support children with disabilities to access education and achieve measurable learning outcomes in Tanzania and/or other similar resource-constrained LICs/ contexts.
Particular attention should be paid to the debate between mainstream vs specialist education for children with disabilities.

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01 Sep 2017 description

Brigitte Rohwerder
Institute of Development Studies
30.03.2017

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What is the understanding of, and evidence base related to, the impact of the current conflict on gender dynamics in Yemen?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Evie Browne
17. 03. 2017

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What are the gender norms in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) at regional and national levels (similarities and differences between countries)? What are the baseline indicators of gender equality? Are there gendered sources of stability/resilience?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Evie Browne
27.01.2017

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Evidence on education as a driver for migration

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Iffat Idris and Anna Strachan
13. 03. 2017

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To what extent do economic factors drive instability and conflict in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia)?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Iffat Idris
University of Birmingham
02. 03. 2017

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What does the literature indicate about the current conflict dynamics in the Sinai region of Egypt, including key actors, proximate and structural causes, dynamics and triggers, and opportunities for peace and institutional resilience?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Huma Haider
University of Birmingham
2 March 2017

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What does the literature tell us about modern slavery in the Democratic Republic of Congo (including, if available, information on the prevalence of modern slavery in the DRC, the most prevalent forms, the people most at risk and in what ways)?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Anna Louise Strachan
27. 02. 2017

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What does the literature indicate about the current conflict dynamics in Egypt (excluding the Sinai Peninsula1 ), including key actors, proximate and structural causes, dynamics and triggers, and opportunities for peace and institutional resilience?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Brian Lucas, Brigitte Rohwerder, and Kerina Tull
23.02.2017

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Provide an overview of gender roles, dynamics and impacts in the Ukraine conflict, including humanitarian impacts, social impacts, the role of women as conflict actors, and structural factors and causes of tension and conflict insofar as they relate to gender roles and dynamics.

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Anna Louise Strachan 10. 02. 2017

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What is the evidence base on cross-border conflict drivers/breaks that exist across Sudan, Egypt, and Jordan?

1. Overview

01 Sep 2017 description

Brigitte Rohwerder
Institute of Development Studies
16. 01. 2017

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What risks/vulnerabilities do women and girls with disabilities affected by conflict and crises face? What is the available evidence on interventions to support women and girls with disabilities affected by conflict/crises?

1. Overview

03 Aug 2017 description

Brian Lucas, Brigitte Rohwerder, and Kerina Tull

Question

Provide an overview of gender roles, dynamics and impacts in the Ukraine conflict, including humanitarian impacts, social impacts, the role of women as conflict actors, and structural factors and causes of tension and conflict insofar as they relate to gender roles and dynamics.

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