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Child Poverty and Social Protection in Central and Western Africa

10 Jun 2021
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2021/05 – Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), International Science Council (ISC); research paper; Author(s): Gustave Nébié, Chinyere Emeka-Anuna, Felix Fofana N'Zu, Enrique Delamonica

This open access book assesses various child poverty trends in the region. Child poverty is distinct, conceptually, and different, quantitatively, from adult poverty. It requires its own independent measurement—otherwise half of the population in developing countries may be unaccounted for when assessing poverty reduction. This book posits that child poverty should be measured based on constitutive rights of poverty, using a multi-dimensional approach. The argument is supported by chapters actually applying and expanding this approach.

Our Extractive Age. Expressions of Violence and Resistance (Open Access Book)

28 May 2021
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2021/05 – Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric); book; Author(s): Judith Shapiro, John-Andrew McNeish (eds.)

The book emphasizes how the spectrum of violence associated with natural resource extraction permeates contemporary collective life. Chronicling the increasing rates of brutal suppression of local environmental and labour activists in rural and urban sites of extraction, this volume also foregrounds related violence in areas we might not expect, such as infrastructural developments, protected areas for nature conservation, and even geoengineering in the name of carbon mitigation. Contributors argue that extractive violence is not an accident or side effect, but rather a core logic of the 21st Century planetary experience.

Covid-19: Should Intellectual Property Rights Be Challenged?

14 May 2021
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2021/05 – Foundation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI); briefing paper; Author(s): Étienne Billette de Villemeur, Vianney Dequiedt, Bruno Versaevel

This policy brief highlights the value of intellectual property pooling instruments such as the Medicines Patent Pool for the management of the Covid-19 health crisis by the international community. As an alternative between the suspension of intellectual property and bilateral cooperation agreements between firms, patent pools present advantages for both public health and the pharmaceutical industry alike

Social Science Research and Covid-19

29 Apr 2021
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2021/04 – Global Development Institute (GDI); Working Paper Series; Author(s): Isis Barei-Guyot

Academics and researchers working in International Development face a number of predicted changes to the research environment and landscape in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in relation to fieldwork conducted in middle-and lower-income countries. This paper is designed to provide researchers and research teams with an understanding of how to manage these changes at all stages of the research process, placing a particular focus on issues of safeguarding and collaborative research.

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