Making a living and securing basic necessities in challenging environments. Including issues such as: social protection, climate change, resource scarcity, human capital, disabilities, resilience, and wellbeing.

News: Automation, women, and the future of work

27/07/2017

Will women benefit from the rapid automation and digitisation that is set to change the world of work as we know it? How can we ensure that women’s economic interests are brought into focus, and that debates on the future of work are not about the changing relationship between man and machine, but between people and machine? This briefing explores the impact of automation on women and work in developing countries, considering global targets on valuing unpaid care, rights to economic resources, and access and use of information and communication technologies.  

Blog: "This is not just about assets”: new insights into social determinants of resilience

Jun 2017
Resilience has been increasingly recognized as a powerful concept to help practitioners, academics and policy-makers better understand the links between shocks, response and longer-term development outcomes. The problem however is that so far most of the ‘thinking’ around resilience has been mainly theoretical, with little applied or tested empirically.

News: The pros and cons of commercial farming models in Africa

29/06/2017

Colonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa, promising modernisation and jobs – but often dispossessing people and exploiting workers. Now, after several decades of independence, and with investor interest growing, African governments are once again promoting large plantations and estates. But the new corporate interest in African agriculture has been criticised as a “land grab”.

Blog: Five tips for academics disrupted by digitisation

Mar 2017
The Digital Development Summit 2017 took place earlier this month. If trends that are disrupting millions of people’s working lives are set to continue, the global community can no longer continue with business as usual. Given the scale of the challenge ahead, and the unique impact that research can have on policy and practice, what does this mean for researchers? Here are five tips for international development researchers in an age of rapid digitisation.

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