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Forced Migration Review - Recognising Refugees: Challenges and Innovations in Refugee Status Determination)

13 Nov 2020
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2020/11 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Issue 65; Author(s): Marion Couldrey & Jenny Peebles (Editors)

The latest Forced Migration Review explores shortcomings, challenges and innovations (and their consequences for refugees/asylum seekers) in refugee status determination processes worldwide. A second feature offers reflections on lessons and good practice emerging from the Plan of Action for Internationally Displaced People (2018-2020) issued on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20)

COVID-19 in the Global South - Impacts and Responses

29 Oct 2020
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2020/10 – Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI); open access book; Author(s): Pádraig Carmody, Gerard McCann, Clodagh Colleran & Ciara O’Halloran

Situating the worldwide health crisis within broader processes of globalisation, the book investigates implications for development and gender, as well as the effects on migration, climate change and economic inequality. Contributors consider how widespread and long-lasting responses to the pandemic should be, while paying particular attention to the accentuated risks faced by vulnerable populations. Providing answers that will be essential to development practitioners and policy makers, the book offers vital insights into how the impact of COVID-19 can be mitigated in some of the most challenging socio-economic contexts worldwide.

Tackling the Triple Crisis - Using Debt Swaps to Address Debt, Climate and Nature Loss Post-COVID -19

18 Sep 2020
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2020/09 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Author(s): Paul Steele & Sejal Patel

Even before COVID-19, fears were growing over developing country debt, which had surpassed US$8 trillion by the end of 2019. The pandemic has made the situation much worse as its economic impact pushes millions more women, children and men in these countries into poverty. This paper shows how, as part of pandemic economic rescue packages, governments have an opportunity to address simultaneously the crises of debt, climate and biodiversity destruction through a new use of the system of debt for climate and nature programme swaps

Innovations for Sustainability: Pathways to an Efficient and Sufficient Post-Pandemic Future

11 Sep 2020
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2020/08 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Nebojsa Nakicenovic et al

This third report prepared by the "The World in 2050 Initiative" (TWI2050) assesses all the positive potential benefits innovation brings to sustainable development for all, while also highlighting the potential negative impacts and challenges going forward. The report outlines strategies to harness innovation for sustainability by focusing on efficiency and sufficiency in providing services to people, with a particular focus on consumption and production. It concludes with the related governance challenges and policy implications.

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