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  • 2022

    How do resource extraction projects affect community health? – Evidence from Mozambique and other African countries

    Macete, E., Cossa, H., Torres, N., Dietler, D., Winkler, M. 2022. How do resource extraction projects affect community health? – Evidence from Mozambique and other African countries. r4d Policy Brief 3/2022.

    The resource extraction sector in Mozambique has proliferated in the last decade. Research evidence from the HIA4SD project offers new insights into the complex environmental, social, and economic changes that affect health in communities surrounding natural resource extraction projects.

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  • 2022

    Health impacts of large natural resource extraction projects in Tanzania

    Lyatuu, I., Dietler, D., Winkler, M. 2022. Health impacts of large natural resource extraction projects in Tanzania- r4d Policy Brief 2/2022

    Tanzania is rich in natural resources and recently demonstrated a rapid growth of the extractive industries sector. Mining projects can support economic development. At the same time, they have positive and negative impacts on public health. New evidence from the HIA4SD project illuminates the interplay between environmental, social and economic changes that affect health in mining communities.

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  • 2022

    Gender in public health research: Overcoming resistance and leveraging opportunities

    Palmeirin, M., Prytherch, H., Merten, S. 2022. Gender in public health research: Overcoming resistance and leveraging opportunities. r4d Policy Brief 1/2022

    There are significant gender inequalities in public health. To address these inequalities, it is crucial that gender is taken into account routinely in public health research. A synthesis exercise examined four public health research projects.

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  • 2021

    Gender Dimensions in Peacebuilding

    Reginold, R., Vögeli, U. 2021. Gender Dimensions in Peacebuilding. r4d Resource Paper

    The UN-resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security emphasises the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, in peacekeeping and peacebuilding. What does 1325 mean for policy implementation and operational planning?

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  • 2021

    Ventures for richer soil: Turning organic leftovers into compost in Ghana

    Farmers struggling with depleted land tap techniques to make quality fertiliser from oil palm and cocoa remnants, transforming them into a precious resource.​

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  • 2021

    ​A drop of vanilla: Finding a way out of Madagascar’s ‘triple crisis’

    ​Farmers trading in the popular spice rely on forest just as much. Can dialogue centred on the vanilla market bring a solution that preserves both forest and livelihoods?​

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