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    Covid-19: Community Resilience in Urban Informal Settlements

    Michael Collyer, Diana Mitlin, Shahaduz Zaman, Robert Wilson / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated differences that already existed. Health outcomes and the economic impacts of resulting lockdowns have not been evenly distributed and inequalities have deepened.
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    Rapid action learning for sanitation and hygiene programming

    R. Chambers, J. Myers, N Vernon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
    There is a glaring gap and compelling need for approaches and methods that realign to new rigour through timeliness, cost-effectiveness, relevance and being actionable.
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    Rural sanitation and climate change: Putting ideas into practice

    J. Kohlitz, R. Iyer / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    SDG 6.2 calls for sustainable sanitation for all before 2030. Yet over 2 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation facilities. Ensuring good sanitation and hygiene practices for everybody means ending open defecation, tackling existing challenges with access and use, and ensuring all sanitation facilities are safely managed.
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    Tackling slippage

    S. Hickling / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    There is widespread recognition that slippage of open defecation free (ODF) status is a challenge to sustainability across many programmes and contexts.
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    Key Global Policy Dates and Engagement Opportunities for the Covid Collective

    L. Bolton / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    This Covid Collective Helpdesk report maps key international and national days, events and policy moments in 2021 relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and its health, social inclusion, humanitarian and governance impacts in order to inform the Covid Collective’s policy engagement and and activities. 
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    Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under Covid-19: The case of youth with disabilities

    Emirie, G., Iyasu, A., Gezahegne, K., Jones, N. / Overseas Development Institute, 2020
    Persons with disabilities are more likely to experience adverse socio-economic outcomes than persons without disabilities due to ‘less education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment and higher poverty rates’.


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