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Amazonian policy and politics, 2003-13: deforestation, hydropower and biofuels

In the period 2003-13 Brazil experienced important economic and political developments: it became a much more relevant international player; its economy entered the world’s top ten; and society became more [more]…

Livelihoods induction pack

The purpose of this booklet is to provide a list of useful resources and reference materials for DFID livelihoods advisers. The resources are aligned to five livelihoods technical competencies: the global [more]…

Lessons for the New Alliance and Land Transparency Initiative: Gender Impacts of Tanzania's...

Full title: Lessons for the New Alliance and Land Transparency Initiative: Gender Impacts of Tanzania’s Land Investment Policy Policy brief 67 Helen Dancer There are gender-differentiated impacts when land is harnessed for [more]…

Social protection and graduation: Case of heifer-in-trust in Burkina Faso

Working Paper 79 Gountiéni Damien Lankoandé and James Sumberg March 2014 The distribution of livestock to poor people, commonly known as heifer-in-trust (HIT) or ‘livestock-in-kind credit’, can be seen as a [more]…

Transnational Large Scale Agricultural Firms in Gambella Regional State, Ethiopia

Full title: Transnational Large Scale Agricultural Firms in Gambella Regional State, Ethiopia: Local Potentials, Opportunities and Constraints for Market Linkage and Contractual Farming Schemes Adil Yassin January 2014 Even though Transnational Corporations [more]…

An investigation into the marginalisation of adolescent girls from the agrarian structure...

Full title: An investigation into the marginalisation of adolescent girls from the agrarian structure and its impacts on their livelihoods in Africa: Experiences from Zimbabwe Manase Kudzai Chiweshe February 2014 The paper [more]…

The Role of Indigenous Gums and Resins in Pastoralists’ Livelihood Security and Climate Change...

Full title: The Role of Indigenous Gums and Resins in Pastoralists’ Livelihood Security and Climate Change Adaptation in Garba Tula Area of Northern Kenya Yasin Mahadi S. Salah February 2014 The current [more]…

Rapid review: Nepal road safety

This rapid desk-based study is sought to provide evidence to support improved road safety in Nepal. The paper indicates that Nepal has one of the highest road accident fatality rates in [more]…

Lose to gain: is involuntary resettlement a development opportunity?

Resettlement policies and laws in South Asian countries at present focus primarily on compensation payment for property acquired for a public purpose. This book assesses the adequacy of conventional compensation [more]…

Social protection and wellbeing: food security in Adivasi communities, Chhattisgarh, India

Despite economic growth, persistent levels of absolute poverty remain across the world. Social protection is an important response to this, guaranteeing a basic level of income support. The state of [more]…

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