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06 Dec 2017 description

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A rapid review of the evidence available on women’s participation in peacebuilding and reconciliation in Iraq.

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26 Nov 2017 description

Brigitte Rohwerder
Institute of Development Studies

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What lessons and evidence is there from situations of rapid, mass displacement into sites and/or camps with limited space and limited physical access options for solid waste and faecal sludge management?

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26 Nov 2017 description

Roz Price
Institute of Development Studies

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Where have rapid environmental impact assessments on sustainability of water supply approaches (including identification of mechanisms for aquifer monitoring and recharge) been completed in situations of mass displacement into camps (and spontaneous sites), and how have they been used by international actors to influence government land allocation decision making?

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26 Nov 2017 description

Iffat Idris
GSDRC, University of Birmingham

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How does the influx of Rohingya into Bangladesh affect Bangladeshi politics and the potential for local or regional tensions and conflict?

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23 Nov 2017 description

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What lessons are there on what has made mixed humanitarian coordination models (with two or multiple coexisting lead agencies) most successful?

What lessons have we learnt about supporting the capacity of host governments and local authorities to lead on and coordinate a response to large-scale and/or protracted refugee or displacement response?

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23 Nov 2017 description

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What have we learnt on how to manage the risks surrounding the securitisation of refugees? In what situations was the civilian nature of the asylum/refugee space best preserved? What are the risks to registered and unregistered and local populations of a securitisation of the refugee question?

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10 Nov 2017 description

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What lessons can we draw from Bangladesh and other refugee-hosting countries on how to leverage change to policies, laws and practices applied to refugees? In what situations have we seen drastic shifts towards more protective legal and policy frameworks? What endogenous and exogenous factors and incentives have contributed to those shifts and what were the associated risks?

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30 Oct 2017 description

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  • What is the rationale for using multi-purpose cash transfers and single platforms?
    What is driving donor agency positions on these issues?

  • What is the evidence that single cash platforms are more efficient and effective than multiple platforms?

  • What are the (unforeseen) negative consequences of moving to a single platform?

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  1. Overview

  2. Cash transfer programming (CTP)

  3. Coordination of CTP

20 Oct 2017 description

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What innovative WASH options exist for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited space? What lessons have been learned from their application?

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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?

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  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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