IDS News – August
Religious inequalities and trafficking in persons: when the state is complicit: A collaboration with Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) highlights how religious inequalities can feed directly into trafficking and forced labour.
Monitoring sanitation campaigns: Targets, reporting and realism. The Sanitation Learning Hub’s latest Frontiers of Sanitation edition shares key lessons learnt from government sanitation campaigns around the world, including India, China, Nigeria, Vietnam and Zambia.
New study uncovers the scale of child labour in Bangladesh’s leather industry: The study ‘Mapping of Children Engaged in Worst Forms of Child Labour and Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain of Leather Industry in Bangladesh’ was conducted by researchers at the Grambangla Unnayan Committee and ChildHope UK, as part of a child labour research programme (CLARISSA) led by the Institute for Development Studies.
Covid-19 research exposes food security crisis for women and informal workers: Experts are calling for national level policy reforms to protect the food and livelihood security of those hardest hit by Covid-19 – women and workers in the informal economies of low- and middle-income countries.
Development studies top summer reading recommendations
For anyone with an interest in development studies, IDS have put together a selection of recently published titles from IDS that reflect a wide range of themes.
Working with governments and utilities throughout the pandemic
The Sanitation Learning Hub and UNICEF are hosting a webinar series looking at ways programmes have overcome unforeseen challenges to continue to improve access to sanitation during and after the pandemic. Date: 17 August 2021, 11:00 to 12:30 (UK summer time), on Zoom. Register here.
Sanitation, hygiene and the new normal
The webinar series aims to provide practical ideas for the sector to progress towards SDG 6.2 in a changing world. Speakers will present practical examples of initiatives which have continued pursuing long-term sanitation and hygiene objectives during the pandemic, and will discuss successes, setbacks and adaptations. Date: 31 August 2021, 11:00 to 12:30 (UK summer time), on Zoom. Register here.
IDS is looking to recruit quantitative focused research officer for the Building Resilience in Crisis through Education (BRiCE) project on education in Niger and DRC. Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 12 August 2021
Head of Knowledge Impact and Policy
The overall purpose of this role is to help shape IDS’ approach to strengthening the linkages between evidence, policy and practice in order to promote a more equitable and sustainable world. Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 15 August 2021