A review of the drivers and costs of early marriage, and recommendations for action.
Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector - Final report
This report examines how the private sector is responding to emergencies and explores how for-profit ventures have helped people survive in humanitarian crises.
This briefing paper summarises how the policy and academic literature on global value chains (GVCs) has evolved.
HPG Policy Briefs, 61, July 2014
Based on research and interviews with members of the Taliban and Al-Shabaab, this HPG policy brief explores how these armed groups perceive aid agencies and the implications on humanitarian response in those areas.
ODI Working Papers, July 2014
Drawing from case study examples of budget credibility problems in Liberia, Tanzania, and Uganda, this paper addresses why governments struggle to execute their budgets to plan and why they continue to expend time and energy on a budget process if this budget is not adhered to.
Briefing papers, July 2014
Social protection is one of many policy interventions that can contribute to poverty reduction goals. Evidence is growing of the positive impacts it can have on economic growth, especially in protecting and enhancing productivity and labour force participation among poor households. However, disentangling the effects of social protection on aggregate growth from the impacts of other economic and social policies is challenging. This briefing summarises the channels through which social protection policies and programmes have impacts on growth and productivity and provides evidence of this from academic and evaluative literature.