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.

Randomized Control Trials and Qualitative Assessments: What Do They Tell Us About the Immediate and Long-Term Assessments of Productive Safety Nets for Women in Extreme Poverty in West Bengal?

Kabeer, N. and Datta, S. (2020) Randomized Control Trials and Qualitative Assessments: What Do They Tell Us About the Immediate and Long-Term Assessments of Productive Safety Nets for Women in Extreme Poverty in West Bengal?, International Development Working Paper 20-199, London: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of International Development

Women's Access to Market Opportunities in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa: Barriers, Opportunities and Policy Challenges

Kabeer, N.; Deshpande, A. and Assaad, R. (2019) Women's Access to Market Opportunities in South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa: Barriers, Opportunities and Policy Challenges' London: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of International Development.

Blog: Gender dynamics in labour markets in South Asia and Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Feb 2020
At a time when policymakers in different parts of the world have become increasingly interested in promoting women’s engagement with the labour market, persisting barriers remain a challenge. A workshop with scholars explored research evidence and policy engagement in South Asia and in the Middle East and North Africa.

Providing Alternatives to Fossil Fuels in Nepal

Inadequate energy supply continues to hinder social and economic development in Nepal. Despite a wealth of renewable energy potential – particularly with hydropower but also solar and biomass – sustainability and access remain major challenges. A research project, led by the University of Leeds, with partners in Nepal and the UK, identified indigenous oil seed plants as an alternative, more environmentally friendly energy source than fossil fuels.

Blog: Urbanisation, motorcycle taxi transport and food-security in Africa’s ‘secondary cities’

Jul 2019
A recent workshop in Kisumu, Kenya, brought together researchers on motorcycle taxis, mobility and track construction and urban food-security with relevant civil society groups and local policy makers with the hope of exploring local policy opportunities to support the role of urban/rural motorcycle taxi transport in addressing urban food security challenges.

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