‘To prevent this disease, we have to stay at home, but if we stay at home, we die of hunger’ – Livelihoods, vulnerability and coping with Covid-19 in rural Mozambique: Article published in World Development

Versão em português por abaixo By the CwC team An open-access paper summarising key findings on livelihoods, vulnerability and coping with Covid-19 in rural Mozambique from the Livelihood impacts of coping with Coronavirus in rural Africa’ (CwC) research project has just been published in World Development. In this blog post, we summarise key findings and […]


Training participatory action researchers in Jordan: Reflecting on expectations and ambitions 

By Melissa Gatter When the participatory action researchers (PARs) on the PPE and Refugees research project entered the training room in Jordan’s Al al-Bayt University in September 2021, they no doubt arrived with expectations on how the training sessions would be conducted. Jordanians and Syrians from Mafraq city, the PARs had previous experience in countless […]


Coronavirus impacts: a difficult year ahead? Initial research findings from the ‘Livelihood impacts of coping with Coronavirus in rural Africa’ (CwC) project

By the CwC team Please see below for the Portuguese summary – por favor veja abaixo um sumário em português Photo Credit: Andrew Kingman, 2020 As we reported in our first project blog post, we have been setting up our research project on ‘Livelihood impacts of Coping with Covid-19 in rural Africa’ (CwC). We have […]


Shifting lives in the mangroves: Is concrete the way forward in rebuilding the Sunderbans?

by Megnaa Mehtta and Debjani Bhattacharyya    Since 2007, the Bay of Bengal basin has seen at least 15 major cyclones, including Sidr in 2007, Aila in 2009, Phailin in 2013, Hudhud in 2014, Bulbul in 2019 and Amphan this year. Amphan made landfall in the Sunderbans, home to five million people, on May 20. […]


Ordinary lives, extraordinary times

A call for contributions to a new themed blog series at SIID. by Megnaa Mehtta and Nabeela Ahmed   Here at the University of Sheffield, as with several universities across the UK, the impacts of COVID-19 were most directly felt at an institutional level, from mid-March onward. However, the timing of reactions, responses and indeed […]


Locked out under coronavirus lockdown – continuing exclusion of India’s migrant workforce

By Nabeela Ahmed and Priya Deshingkar India announced a national lockdown for 21 days to control the spread of Covid-19 in the world’s second most populous country, on the 24th of March. While the government declared the protective measures involve ‘simply having to stay home’, for millions of internal labour migrants in India this means an […]