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Rural-urban migrations have contributed to the steady increase in the population of Cape Town. Many of the migrants have settled in informal settlements because they cannot afford to rent or buy decent housing. Many of these settlements are however located on marginal and often poorly drained...

Evidence is critical in the formulation and communication of public policy. Policy-oriented research reflects not only a government's or intergovernmental organization's recognition of issues, and potential ways to address them, but also determines flows of public funds, progress on a range of...

In asymmetric wars between the armed state which possesses huge fire power, and
non-state insurgent groups, ordinary people have suffered immensely. While some of these conflicts have been resolved through negotiations and peace agreements, the results are not encouraging as the states...

Objectives: We review the value of using visual data in a dialogue with youth, to reflect, explore and find language to better understand processes of resilience. Methods: The argument is demonstrated with examples from the Negotiating Resilience Project (NRP): an international study of 16 youth...

Enhancing climate change adaptation in agriculture and water resources in the Greater Horn of Africa (ECAW) is supported by the IDRC-AARC (African Adaptation Research Centre) to address climate change vulnerabilities through economic analysis of adaptation investments, informed by quality...

Research shifted focus towards examination of the implications and challenges of pursuing transitional justice in new and post-conflict contexts, and in particular of its links with security, and development. The "Identities in Transition" project addressed how transitional justice measures...

City dwellers have been growing their own food for millennia.

This working paper is part of WaDImena 's four Research Series on Water Demand Management, and aims to identify the institutional characteristics necessary for more effective WDM implementation. Exogenous and endogenous factors that may...

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