Rural Poverty and Rural Assets

Evidence from Tanzania Poverty and prosperity are multi-dimensional. Using single indicators of poverty will produce distorted pictures of well-being. We show that, in rural Tanzania, one of the most common measures of poverty can systematically exclude important forms of wealth. We also show that, while the perspective change in assets offers is useful, assets are […]

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Sanitation worker health, safety and wellbeing: Reflections from the UK and India

By Sally Cawood and CS Sharada Prasad  “Just because something is visible doesn’t mean it is seen” (CS Sharada Prasad, December 2019) Hazardous and degrading forms of sanitation work, such as manual scavenging, persist in many countries around the world. Within India, Bangladesh and across South Asia, the cleaning, emptying and management of human waste […]

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What does your language mean to you? Language, identity and belonging

It is interesting to work in the area of multilingualism in a country famous for its monolingual position in the world.

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Podcast: The past shapes the future: a conservation conversation

Nature is vital. The implications of this seemingly simple statement become very complex very quickly: what kind of nature are we trying to conserve?

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Indigenous Urbanisation in Latin America

By Aiko Ikemura Amaral (UFMG, Brazil), Philipp Horn (University of Sheffield, UK) and Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech, US).  This blog was originally published by the Institute of Latin America Studies. We are living in an increasingly urban world and indigenous peoples are no exception to this trend. In a context of urbanisation, indigeneity does not […]

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Decolonising development: SIID perspectives

The decolonial turn in social sciences, strengthened by phenomena like the Rhodes Must Fall movement is growing. The challenge of decolonising requires us to move beyond our current framings, ways of thinking and doing things.

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