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Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
In the KNOW Issue 3
Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) bi-annual newsletter
Urban Claims and the Right to the City - Grassroots Perspectives from Salvador da Bahia and London
Edited by Julian Walker, Marcos Bau Carvalho, and Ilinca Diaconescu
Gaza and the COVID-19 “Crisis”: Breaking the cycle of structural vulnerability first
By Haim Yacobi, Michelle Pace, Ziad Abu Mustafa, Manal Massalha
Stay at Home’: Housing as a pivotal infrastructure of care?
By Catalina Ortiz and Camillo Boano
Thinking Cities: Debating Just Development in the Global South
Episode 6: Migration & Displacement
No. 1 - From crisis to radical change
Dr Robert Biel
No. 2 - Coping with the urban impacts of COVID-19 and imagining the aftermath
Dr Catalina Ortiz and Giovanna Astolfo.
LSE – Conflict Research Programme (LSE-CRP)
Advantages and Challenges to Diaspora Transnational Civil Society Activisim in the Homeland: Examples from Iraqi Kurdistan, Somaliland and South Sudan by Yaniv Voller
Diaspora activists, whether they operate mainly in the homeland or the host country, are immersed in both societies. Their activism is the outcome of their experiences in the host country, shaped by their desire to develop the homeland.
Response to and reparations for conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq: the case of Shi'a Turkmen in Tel Afar by Güley Bor. Now available to read in Arabic.
Conflict-related sexual violence has been widespread in Iraq during the most recent Islamic State conflict. Thousands of Yazidi and hundreds of Shiʿa Turkmen women and girls were subjected to various forms of CRSV, including sexual slavery and forced marriages. Survivors need, demand and have a right to emergency responses as well as reparations. However, an overview of the situation demonstrates how the Government of Iraq’s inaction, together with its discriminatory laws and practices, continue to fail women, and survivors in particular.
CONFLICT RESEARCH MEMOS
Governance Implications of Epidemic Disease in Africa: Updating the Agenda for COVID-19 by Alex de Waal
Exploring what is known about past experiences with epidemic disease and governance in Africa
and poses questions that should be examined in order to ascertain the probable governance implications of COVID-19.
Talking Food and Power in Somalia: Discussions in Nairobi and Mogadishu by Nisar Majid and Susanne Jaspars
Following the release of the report Food and Power in Somalia: Business as Usual?, CRP researchers embarked on a dissemination tour in Nairobi and Mogadishu with key policy makers and donors. They summarised their conversation in this memo.
COVID-19 pandemic: Syria’s response and healthcare capacity by Mazen Gharibah and Zaki Mehchy
In this memo, our team has estimated that the maximum number of COVID-19 cases that could be adequately treated in Syria is currently 6,500 (Syria’s Maximum Capacity Threshold). This threshold varies considerably between different provinces in Syria, with capacity per province ranging from 1920 in Damascus (the highest), less than 100 cases in Homs, al-Raqqa and Dara’a, to 0 in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
You can also watch the online webinar here.
The Popular Mobilisation and COVID-19 Pandemic in Iraq: a new raison d’être? By Jessica Watkins and Mustafa Hasan
Somaliland and COVID-19: Emerging Issues and Economic Impact by Nisar Majid and Ahmed M. Musa
COVID-19 in Africa: “Know your Epidemic, Act on its Politics” by Alex de Waal
How Will Remittances Affect the Somali COVID-19 Response? By Nisar Majid, Laura Hammond, Khalid Abdirahman, Guhad Adan and Nauja Kleist
How economic sanctions negatively affect the health sector in Syria: a case study of the pharmaceutical industry by Ziad Ghisn. Also available to read in Arabic.
Going remote: learning from aid practices in Somalia and Sudan for the COVID-19 crisis by Susanne Jaspars
The limits of President Tshisekedi’s Security Strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Koen Vlassenroot and Hans Hoebeke.
Department of Development Studies and the Department of Economics, SOAS
Raman, KR. (2020). Can the Dalit Woman Speak? How “Intersectionality” Helps Advance Postcolonial Organization Studies. Organization 27, no. 2, pp. 272–90.
Althea-Maria Rivas: ‘Security, Violence and Development in Afghanistan: Everyday Stories of Intervention’ (Routledge).Blog posts:
Alessandra Mezzadri wrote a blog post titled A crisis like no other: social reproduction and the regeneration of capitalist life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally published in Developing economics, it has been republished in networkideas and in Monthly Review Online. It is also listed in WidePlus, as a contribution by feminist scholars to understand the crisis.
The London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team (LIDC-MLT), led by Professor Laura Hamond, has started a blog series on Covid-19 and migration. The first post, How is COVID-19 affecting migrants and refugees around the world? An invitation to a conversation, is written by Laura Hammond herself.
Maziyar Ghiabi has published two pieces on COVID-19 in Iran. One, Mutual Aid and Solidarity in Iran during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), and the other, Coronavirus: How Iran could become guinea pig for herd immunity strategy, in Middle East Eye.
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Banerjee, P., Iversen, V., Mitra, S., Nicolò, A., & Sen, K. (2020). Moral reputation and political selection in a decentralized democracy (No. wp-2020-26). World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
Chaudhuri, A., Iversen, V., Jensenius, F. R., & Maitra, P. (2020). Time in Office and the Changing Gender Gap in Dishonesty: Evidence from Local Politics in India (No. 8217). CESifo Group Munich.
Gatto, A., & Drago, C. (2020). Measuring and modeling energy resilience. Ecological Economics, 172, 106527.
Iversen, V. (2020). Can ‘good’ social mobility news be ‘bad’ and vice versa? (No. wp-2020-13). World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
King’s College London
Alfredo Saad Filho and Juan Grigera published, together with Ana Paula Colombi, a two-part special issue of Latin American Perspectives on the nature of Brazil's Workers Party governments. The first part came out this January and includes an introduction by the editors, as well as 10 pieces by renowned Brazilianists.
Charlotte Goodburn published, Growing Up in (and Out of) Shenzhen: the longer-term impacts of rural-urban migration on education and labor market entry in The China Journal (December 2019). It examines why so many rural migrant children, who grow up in China's cities, end up in low paid service work despite aptitude, ambition and parental investment in education.
Susan Fairley Murray published a second article with Ben Hunter and colleagues from SATHI, The impacts of corporatisation of healthcare on medical practice and professionals in Maharashtra, India in BMJ Global Health (February 2020).
Robyn Klingler-Vidra published two short pieces on the meaning of social impact: ‘Social Impact: Origins and Evolution of the term’ in Global Policy (December 2019) and ‘Social impact: what does it mean and how should we measure it? in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Perspectives (January 2020).
Yiming Dong and Charlotte Goodburn co-authored an article, Residence Permits and Points Systems: New Forms of Educational and Social Stratification in Urban China in the Journal of Contemporary China (January 2020). It explores the educational implications of China's new residence permits points systems – a key part of reforms to the Chinese system of household registration (hukou).
Sunil Mitra Kumar co-authored, The importance of being earliest: birth order andeducational outcomes along the socioeconomic ladder in Mexico in the Journal of Population Economics. Using two million observations from the 2010 census, it provides the first evidence that birth order effects on educational outcomes are negative in Mexico, and that relative deprivation shapes birth order effects independently of other household characteristics including wealth.
Andy Sumner published, 'Who are the world's poor?' in World Development. It provides new estimates of global poverty using multi-dimensional poverty, and concludes that the world's multi-dimensionally poor are
largely young people and resides in rural areas, though not necessarily working in agriculture. Overall, the contribution of the paper is to explain how multi-dimensional poverty indices differ; and to present a new set of estimates of the global multidimensional poverty profile for 2015.
Andy also published a new ESRC Network working paper on the use of mixed methods in researching economic development. It discusses the value-added of mixed methods or ‘Q-Squared’ research relative to single-method approaches in the study of the nexus of economic development and employment.
Mayssoun Sukarieh co-authored, 'Deschooling from Above' in Race and Class It examines recent elite-led attacks on universal higher education, projects to de-school professional and technical training, and an abandonment of previous commitments to universal compulsory schooling. It argues that all of these trends need to be situated within the broader context of the unravelling of the education fix of the previous era of global (neoliberal) capitalist restructuring.
Raphael Susewind published, ‘Rifah-e Aam Club, Lucknow: Public sphere and public space in urban India’ in Geoforum. It argues that even fragmented public spheres can be held together by iconic infrastructure, such as the haunted building at the core of his ethnography. It also contains a true ghost story!
ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Has international trade accelerated the obesity epidemic in Mexico?
The research was published in the leading Journal of International Economics. The findings point to a positive effect of exposure to US food experts on obesity prevalence. It demonstrates how globalization, through food, can affect the health of populations in other countries.
The research was conducted by Dr Matthias Rieger from the International Institute of Social Studies, with Dr Osea Giuntella (Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh) and Dr Lorenzo Rotunno (Assistant Professor of Economics at Aix-Marseille University).
BlISS blog series on COVID-19 | Increased surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the emergence of a new architecture of global power by Jacqueline Gaybor and Henry Chavez
Central to efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic has been the monitoring and prevention of the spread of the virus. To do so, governments need to keep discipline amongst their populations and limit their movements. While new big data, artificial intelligence technologies and control mechanisms are being implemented, we are witnessing the emergence of a new global structure of power built with our digital traces.
IGDC, University of York
The Caregiver Health Effects of Caring for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Meta-analysis in Maternal and Child Health Journal, by Sarah Masefield, Stephanie Prady, Trevor Sheldon, Neil Small, Stuart Jarvis and Kate Pickett
Evaluating Dual Ecological and Well-Being Benefits from an Urban Restoration Project in Sustainability, by Sian de Bell, Hilary Graham and Piran White
The importance of being earliest: birth order and educational outcomes along the socioeconomic ladder in Mexico in Journal of Population Economics, by Lucio Esposito, Sunil Mitra Kumar and Adrian Villasenor
Farming systems and Conservation Agriculture: Technology, structures and agency in Malawi in Land Use Policy by Eleanor Jew, Stephen Whitfield, Andrew Dougill, David Mkwambisi and Peter Steward
Depletion, intersectionality and the limits of social policy: child carers in Mexico City in European Journal of Politics and Gender by Jean Grugel, Susana Macias and Shirin Rai.
United Nations University, UNU-WIDER
BACKGROUND NOTE COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of South Africa
BACKGROUND NOTE COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Asia: The case of India
WORKING PAPER Estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty
JOURNAL ARTICLE Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa: Direct evidence using transaction data
BLOG COVID-19 and lockdowns: Are women more affected?
European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)
Call for abstracts: “The Development Impacts of COVID-19 at Home and Abroad: Politics and Implications of Government Action”
Special issue to be published in Q3 2020.
If interested, view all the details of the call.
DSA member & Study Group convenor - Ibrahim Natil’s new book
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Muslim Women in the Economy: Development, Faith and Globalisation
By Shamim Samani and Dora Marinova
This book explores the changing role of Muslim women in the economy in the twenty-first century. With cases ranging from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya through to Spain, Bulgaria and Australia, the book looks at how family codes and the understandings of Muslim male and female roles sit alongside social and economic advances and the increases in women partaking in the economy.
A Theology of International Development
By Thia Cooper
Religion and development have been intertwined since development's beginnings, yet faith-based aid and development agencies consistently fail to consider how their theology and practice intersect. This book offers a Christian theology of development, with practical solutions to bridge the gap and return to truly faith-based policies and practices.
Nigerian Pentecostalism and Development: Spirit, Power, and Transformation
By Richard Burgess
“Drawing on many years of up-close involvement with and intensive study of Nigerian Pentecostal churches, Richard Burgess offers highly readable, insightful, ethnographically rich analysis of the relationship between Pentecostalism and development in Africa’s most populous country." – Daniel Jordan Smith, Brown University, USA
“The local and yet transnational scope of this study frames the discussion of Pentecostalism and development for decades to come." – Amos Yong, Dean of the School of Theology & School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Seminary, USA
International Development and Local Faith Actors: Ideological and Cultural Encounters
By Kathryn Kraft and Olivia J. Wilkinson
Delving into how humanitarians and faith communities engage with one another, the book focuses on building knowledge about how they
interact as peers with different yet complementary roles in community development. The book demonstrates that partnerships between humanitarian-development practitioners and religious communities can be mutually beneficial exchanges, but that there are also frequently pitfalls along the way and opportunities for lessons to be learned by each party.
Oxford University Press (OUP)
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Public-Private Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Evidence-Based Critique
By James Leigland
Public-private partnerships have been widely promoted in the international development community as solutions to severe infrastructure problems in low-income countries since the 1990s. This book summarizes the growing body of evidence on the actual performance of PPPs and develops a more realistic perspective on their practical value.
The Macroeconomics of Developing Countries: An Intermediate Textbook
By Giovanni Andrea Cornia
This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the exogenous factors and macroeconomic policies that affect the business cycle, long term growth, and the distribution of income in developing countries.
Ending Global Poverty: Four Women's Noble Conspiracy
By Constantine Michalopoulos
"What a fantastic story and a fantastic book... One is left amazed at the boldness of these four women and seriously doubting whether four male ministers would ever have the courage and commitment to do the same." - Sir Richard Jolly, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex
Read the latest OUP blog on “Four women’s quest to end global poverty” by Eveline Herfkens & Constantine Michalopoulos here.
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Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top-Down Management of
Foreign Aid Doesn't Work
By Dan Honig
High-quality implementation of foreign aid interventions sometimes requires employee use of contextual information that will be precluded by tight management control. Drawing from over 130 interviews and
statistical analysis of a novel database of over 14,000 discrete
development projects, Honig finds that top-down controls sometimes undermine development project success.
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