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    The effect of Covid-19 on education in Africa and its implications for the use of technology

    eLearning Africa, 2020
    This report, and the survey findings behind it, provides a unique insight into the perspectives of EdTech experts regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education in Africa. It is based on the findings of a survey of the eLearning Africa network, which attracted approximately 1650 responses from respondents in 52 countries in Africa.
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    Covid-19: Key considerations for a public health response

    M. Leach / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    The Covid-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis. Its long-term economic and societal effects may well outweigh its initial public health impact. It is therefore essential that responses are socially sensitive and attuned to mitigating these secondary effects. This briefing draws upon lessons learned by development actors during previous epidemics.
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    Contribution analysis for adaptive management

    M. Apgar, K. Hernandez, G. Ton / Overseas Development Institute, 2020
    This briefing note shares practical learning on the use of contribution analysis for adaptive management (CA4AM). It examines how the approach enables programmes to work with theories of change in a practical, reflexive way, and how, combined with assessing evidence of a programme’s contribution to change, its findings can inform programme adaptation.
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    Why do companies fortify? Drivers of compliance with edible oil fortification in Bangladesh

    Mduduzi Mbuyya / Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, 2020
    This study responds  to earlier findings of suboptimall compliance with mandatory fortification of edible oil in Bangladesh. We aim to explain the root causes of poor compliance and to provide reccomendations to strengthen the national fortification programme in Bangladesh and other similar contexts.
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    Rapid action learning for sanitation and hygiene programming

    R. Chambers, J. Myers, N Vernon / 2020
    In October 2019, a group of leading organisations in the sanitationand hygiene (S&H) sector – Plan International, SNV, UNICEF,WaterAid, the World Bank and World Water Supply and SanitationCollaborative Council (WSSCC) – published a call to action.1 Thisstressed renewing commitment and stepping up ambitions andinvestments to rural S&am
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    Overlapping zones of exclusion: Carbon markets, corporate hydropower enclaves and timber extraction in Cambodia

    M. Käkönen, T. Thuon / Taylor and Francis Group, 2019
    This contribution looks at the interplay of different logics of governing the environment, resources and people in Cambodia that materialise in overlapping zones of exclusion, thereby co-producing new relations of resource control in a complex frontier constellation: a frontier for water, forest and carbon commodities and also for state control.


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1st September 2020
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19th August 2020
The climate crisis is a water crisis, and broad partnerships are needed to tackle both. To help bridge the gap between the 2019 and 2021 World Water Weeks, WWWeek At Home will bring together convenor-hosted, virtual adaptations of sessions on water and climate change originally destined for World Water Week 2020.
7th July 2020
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, cash-strapped governments across Africa will be looking for ways to fill revenue gaps.
2nd July 2020
The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) has launched a new call for project proposals on the theme of Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa: The impacts and responses for women and girls. This initiative aims to produce the evidence that local and national policymakers need to inform specific policy interventions for:
Sanitation workers manually emptying faecal sludge from pits in Bangalore, India
23rd June 2020
Join the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) online to hear from UK Special Envoy on FoRB and our international panel of experts discuss religious inequalities and Covid-19.