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Failing adolescents: social control, political economy and human development in post-war Sri Lanka

Journal articles or issues | April 2015 | Sarala Emmanuel, Kusala Wettasinghe, Fiona Samuels, Sivaprashanthi Thambaiah, Indrani Rajendran, Ananda Galappatti
Drawing on a study from two war-affected villages in Sri Lanka, this paper examines the multi-faceted challenges that adolescents face in communities attempting to retain and redefine boundaries, identities, and social and moral regulation in a post-war context.
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How effective are cash transfers in reducing poverty compared to remittances?

Journal articles or issues | March 2015 | Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Carmen Leon Himmelstine
In the past decade, we have seen growth of both remittance flows and cash tranfer coverage in low-income countries. Using a rigorous, evidence-focused review method, this literature review found eleven relevant studies that directly compare the impacts of cash...
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Humanitarian Exchange 63: The Typhoon Haiyan Response

Journal articles or issues | January 2015 | Katie Peters et al
This edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on lessons from the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan, the worst disaster ever to hit the Philippines. Making landfall on 8 November 2013, the typhoon killed more than 6,000 people and affected more than 14 million....
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Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change - 1st draft

Journal articles or issues | December 2014 | Tanner, T., Lewis, D., Wrathall, D., Bronen, R., Cradock-Henry, N., Huq, S., Lawless, C., Nawrotzki, R., Prasad, V., Rahman, Md. A., Alaniz, R., King, K., McNamara, K., Nadiruzzaman, Md., Henly-Shepard, S. and Thomalla, F.
This perspective piece published in Nature Climate Change argues that resilience can be useful for linking the post 2015 frameworks. However building resilience must put people, their agency and empowerment at the centre of the analysis; be underpinned by human rights...
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Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change

Journal articles or issues | December 2014 | Tanner, T., Lewis, D., Wrathall, D., Bronen, R., Cradock-Henry, N., Huq, S., Lawless, C., Nawrotzki, R., Prasad, V., Rahman, Md. A., Alaniz, R., King, K., McNamara, K., Nadiruzzaman, Md., Henly-Shepard, S. and Thomalla, F.
This perspective piece published in Nature Climate Change argues that resilience can be useful for linking the post 2015 frameworks. However building resilience must put people, their agency and empowerment at the centre of the analysis; be underpinned by human rights...
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Transformative adaptation in Africa’s agriculture

Journal articles or issues | October 2014 | Natasha Grist
Natasha Grist participated in an Expert Panel Group meeting of the African Progress Panel in Geneva, on October 31st. Chaired by Kofi Annan, the meeting was the first formal step in preparations for next year’s flagship report, the Africa Progress Report, which will...
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Development Policy Review: November 2014

Journal articles or issues | October 2014 | Various
Articles in this issue of the Development Policy Review explore a wide range of topics, including land tenure reform in Southern Africa, the efficacy of trade facilitation, fisheries trade and social development along the Philippine-Malaysia Maritime Border zone, the...
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