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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.

Gender dynamics in labour markets in South Asia and Middle East and North Africa
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.
Blog: How social protection schemes can provide vital support to older people

Today marks International Day of Older Persons on which we celebrate the huge contribution that a large – and growing – demographic group makes to our societies across the globe. At the same time, we have to acknowledge that many older people live in poverty and vulnerable conditions.

Blog: Protecting migrants in the city - Hargeysa International Book Fair

Now in its 12th year the Hargeysa International Book Fair, hosted in the Somaliland city of Hargeisa in July 2019. provides an opportunity for the de facto independent Republic of Somaliland to showcase cultural, literary and journalistic talent and develop an international profile. At this year’s event the political class of Somaliland were engaged throughout and it provided an occasion for many diaspora Somalis to return. The Vice-President of the Republic of Somaliland, H.E.

Motorcycles and food security in African 'secondary cities'
Researchers, civil society groups, and policymakers, explored policy opportunities to support motorcycle taxi transport in addressing urban food security challenges.
News: Debt, climate change and Cambodia's 'blood bricks'
Findings from the ESRC-DFID funded project 'Blood bricks: examining the climate change-modern slavery nexus in the Cambodian construction industry' have been shared in The Highland Times and Made in China Journal.
News: Ethiopian Government invites researchers and youth to shape new policy
This week at the National Youth Seminar, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, researchers, NGOs and young people will highlight the need to consider youth justice and rehabilitation, street connectedness and disability in the new policy.


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