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July 21 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:22:49

[IDS]In a Special Issue for the European Journal of Development Research launched last week, academics and policy-makers call for a moment of reflection to consider the relationship between social protection and social justice.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:22:09

[IDS]Jonathan Kydd, agricultural economist and experienced academic leader, has been appointed as the new chair of the IDS Board of Trustees. He will take up the role at the beginning of August, replacing Richard Manning who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:21:38

[IDS]IDS is pleased to announce that its journal, the IDS Bulletin, is to be re-launched in 2016 as a gold open access publication.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 10:19:37

[IDS]According to latest research published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), some of the poorest developing countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi and Liberia are making significant progress in their commitment to reducing hunger and undernutrition witnessed through increased action on these issues.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 09:28:53

[The Rockefeller Foundation]Aspen -At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, the Washington Post's Philip Kennicott sat down with Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin about the resilience dividend--the idea that investments in resilience can minimize the disruptive effects of strain on a city, while simultaneously creating jobs, social cohesion, and equity. Briefly walking the audience through the trends that contribute to shocks and stresses around the globe, Dr. Rodin explained how we can learn from successful examples and highli

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 09:17:21

[The Rockefeller Foundation]New York -As 100 Resilient Cities gears up to launch this year's Challenge, we thought it would be a good time to look back on last year's Challenge applicants, and examine some of the things we've learned about the process and those who applied.

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From AllAfrica Blog Mon Jul 21 2014, 07:57:53

[IDS]Last week the Centre for Social Protection (CSP) welcomed a group of enthusiastic and committed participants to the CSP short course 'Social Protection: Policies, Programmes and Evidence'. After having developed and run multiple courses and trainings in recent years for professionals in international organisations such as UNICEF and FAO, donors including DFID and governments in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Nepal, this is the first short course that was open for all applications.

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July 11 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Fri Jul 11 2014, 09:34:23

[IDS]One of the things that strikes one most clearly in working in the slums in Kenya is that, as in many developing countries, the state is barely present in most people's lives. For the women my colleague Emily Kahega Igonya and I encountered in Nairobi's slums last week, the government was inactive while they were sold by their sisters or brothers-in-law, tricked into unpaid work with false promises of education, and kicked out of their parental homes as orphans.

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From AllAfrica Blog Fri Jul 11 2014, 07:02:41

[State Department]This blog post by Jonathan Margolis originally appeared on the State Department's Dipnote blog on July 7. Margolis serves as acting deputy assistant secretary of state for science, space, and health in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

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July 9 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Jul 9 2014, 05:47:42

[allAfrica]Monrovia -The kids chatted happily as they gathered around a community well, carrying buckets and jerry cans to fill with water for their households. They were in a buoyant mood, but it wasn't long before the conversation turned to the deadly virus: "Don't touch me!" the only girl in their midst snorted, pulling back her small frame so that the rubber bucket she held flipped backward over her right shoulder, "You ain't know Ebola in town?"

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