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#1Pramila Krishnan (University of Oxford)H-Index: 15
#2Peng Zhang (SFU: Simon Fraser University)
The study of consumption in poor households usually focuses on the costs of the consumption basket rather than its composition. In contrast, we investigate the variety in consumption using data from rural Ethiopia. We examine the loss in variety in remote locations, relying on a purpose-designed longitudinal survey over two years, where villages differ only in distance to the market and are homogenous otherwise. In addition, we exploit a change in policy which resulted in a crackdown on informal...
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#1Muhammad Badrul Hasan (UU: Utrecht University)
#2Peter P.J. Driessen (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 31
Last.Frank van Laerhoven (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 14
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Abstract In this article, we link NGO-supplied drinking water infrastructure projects with collective action development approaches. Although governing local, shared drinking water systems (DWS) requires users to act collectively, users rarely organize such collective action successfully by themselves. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are therefore frequently called upon to support local communities to set up or consolidate the kind of local collective action required for governing DWSs. Ho...
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#1Elisa Barbieri (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)H-Index: 2
#2Marco R. Di Tommaso (University of Ferrara)H-Index: 8
Last.Lauretta Rubini (University of Ferrara)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Information and communication technologies (ICT) are acknowledged as a powerful tool used to foster development and to broaden people’s agency. This being so, ICT are also the results of specific production processes. And, little attention has been given to the degree of sustainability that the places that are currently in charge of producing ICT attain. In this framework, we investigate under what conditions specializing in ICT products rewards a territory in terms of technological inn...
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#1Sébastien Mary (DePaul University)
#2Ashok K. Mishra (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 32
Abstract Humanitarian food aid has long been considered to be an effective tool towards conflict mitigation among donors and policymakers. Within the Sustainable Development Goals that have the objectives of ending hunger before 2030 (SDG#2) and bringing peace and justice (SDG#16), humanitarian food assistance may play a critical role in delivering progress in developing countries. However, there have been growing concerns that it may actually have counter-intended effects by aggravating civil c...
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#1Valerie Mueller (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 15
#2Glenn Sheriff (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 7
Last.Clark Gray (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Africa is likely to experience warming and increased climate variability by the late 21st century. Climate extremes have been linked to adverse economic outcomes. Hence, adaptation is a key component of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreements and development assistance. Effective climate adaptation policy requires an understanding of how temperature and rainfall variability affect migration patterns. Yet, how individuals in developing countries manage climat...
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#1Julia Bello-Bravo (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 8
Abstract Humanitarian assistance around the world frequently represents an immense and well-intentioned impulse to redress the suffering of others. And yet, cross-cultural misunderstandings and conflicts of differing value-systems—as knowledge mismatches between those offering help and those targeted for help—will often risk neutralizing or rendering ineffective the assistance offered. Given the critical need for humanitarian assistance successes worldwide, research to mitigate this risk has a p...
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#1Festus O. Amadu (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 1
#2Paul E. McNamara (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 13
Last.Daniel Charles Miller (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is increasingly important for advancing rural development and environmental sustainability goals in developing countries. Over the past decade, the international community has committed billions of dollars to support various practices under the banner of CSA. Despite this effort, however, CSA adoption remains low in many contexts. Lack of conceptual clarity about the range of potential farm-level CSA practices across contexts impedes understanding of CSA ...
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#1Florent Baarsch (PIK: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)H-Index: 8
Last.Hermann Lotze-Campen (Humboldt University of Berlin)H-Index: 35
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Abstract Climate change is projected to detrimentally affect African countries’ economic development, while income inequalities across economies is among the highest on the planet. However, it is projected that income levels would converge on the continent. Hitherto there is limited evidence on how climate change could affect projected income convergence, accelerating, slowing down, or even reversing this process. Here, we analyze convergence considering climate-change damages, by employing an e...
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#1Fiona Lambe (SEI: Stockholm Environment Institute)H-Index: 6
#2Ylva Ran (SEI: Stockholm Environment Institute)
Last.Matthew Osborne (SEI: Stockholm Environment Institute)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Many interventions that aim to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable people in low-income settings fail because the behavior of the people intended to benefit is not well understood and /or not reflected in the design of interventions. Methods for understanding and situating human behavior in the context of development interventions tend to emphasize experimental approaches to objectively isolate key drivers of behavior. However, such methods often do not account for the importance of c...
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#1Darcy Tetreault (UAZ: Autonomous University of Zacatecas)H-Index: 3
Abstract This article analyzes shifts in the political economic conditions of extractive activities in Mexico during the twentieth century until the present, with a focus on the current era and the first months of Lopez Obrador’s presidency. The center of attention is on the mining and petroleum sectors, not only because of their strategic importance for economic development, but also because of the large and growing number of eco-territorial conflicts that have emerged around projects in these ...
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