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This article is due for publication in the Journal of Philosophical Transactions on 27th January 2020. It outlines experience in labour guarantees and public works programs in promoting local environmental stewardship
Large dams built for hydropower, irrigation, water storage and/or flood control have led to the involuntary displacement of millions of people over the last century. Governments and international donors alike have developed policies and approaches to respect human rights, provide adequate compensation and restore livelihoods. Social scientists and...
Explores the ways in which automation and technological disruption to the world of work will impact developing countries and the policy options for responding. Concludes that fears of 'the end of work' are not supported but that technological development can increase inequality at both the global and national levels without policy measures to addre...
This article provides a review of recent scientific literature on social vulnerability to climate change, aiming to determine which social and demographic groups, across a wide range of geographical locations, are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts within four well-being dimensions: health, safety, food security, and displacement. We ana...
The people most likely to be left behind by development are those facing 'intersecting inequalities', or economic deficits intersecting with discrimination and exclusion on the grounds of identity and locational disadvantage. • The experience of seven countries (Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Nepal) shows that key ingredien...