Research Papers/Topics in Development Studies

An Exploration Of Coping Strategies Of Street Vendors In A Hyperinflationary Environment Of 2018-2019: A Case Of Mvuma

ABSTRACTThe thesis explored the coping strategies of street vendors in a hyperinflation of 2018-2019 inMvuma town. It explored the copying strategies adopted by street vendors in reducing theimpact of hyperinflation to their livelihood. To find coping strategies of street vendors, theresearch identified the vending activities in Mvuma, the challenges faced by street vendors andstrategies they apply to overcome them. Structuration theory was used to enhance thetheoretical understanding of crit...

Factors Affecting Utilization Of Water Resources For Sustainable Rural Livelihoods In Tseikuru Division, Mwingi District, Kenya

ABSTRACTNatural resources are essential to economic development if they are effectively utilizedby converting into tangible goods and services within an economy. However, theutilization of resources varies from one resource to another and in different areas. In aridand semi-arid lands, water resources play an important role in sustaining rural livelihoodsas well as wildlife and plants. In Mwingi district and particularly in Tseikuru division,rural communities are assumed to be highly dependen...

Appropriateness Of Early Warning Systems In The Management Of Climate Change Impacts In Mt. Elgon Region In Eastern Uganda

ABSTRACTThis study seeks to analyse the appropriateness of the Early Warning Systems (EWS) in the management of Climate change impacts in Uganda. The appropriateness of the EWS in this study is conceived as an independent variable while the management of Climate Change impacts is the dependent variable. The EWS shall be measured in terms of risk knowledge among the study population, availability of technical monitoring, and communication about the risk and the response capabilities of the con...

Eating Habits And Their Association With Nutritional Status Of School Going Adolescent Girls In Kisumu City, Kenya

ABSTRACTAdolescents form 20% of the world‟s population, with 85% living in developing countries. In Kenya, they comprise 23.8% of the population. Nutritional status of adolescent girls has been reported to influence future maternal and infant health. Most studies in developing countries have focused on nutritional status and food security among children under 5 years as well as breastfeeding and pregnant mothers; while little attention has been given to nutrition in adolescents. Globalizati...

The Impact Of Cultural Heritage On Sustainable Development Of Local Communities: A Case Of Great Zimbabwe Heritage Site

ABSTRACT This research study focused on the impact of cultural heritage on sustainable development of local communities. The thrust of the study was to know how Great Zimbabwe heritage site as a cultural resource has effected any development in the local people who lived in its vicinity. What is critically important to underscore is the value of the site to society. The study reveals that cultural heritage has effected sustainable development of local communities living in its vicinity ...

Street Vending As A Panacea To Women Empowerment In Gweru Urban District

ABSTRACT The study focused on examining the contribution of Street Vending to the empowerment of women in Gweru Urban District. The rise of street vending is closely linked to the rise of the informal economy in contemporary Zimbabwe. The death of the formal industry marked the beginning of the Street vending business in Zimbabwe and Gweru in Particular. The collapse of the formal industry is attributed to a number of economic and political factors which include the adoption of unpopular ...

Systematics Of Loganiaceae in West African

ABSTRACTLoganiaceae is a family of flowering plants classified in the Order Gentianales (Bendre, 1975).The family was first suggested by Robert Brown in 1814 and validly published by von Martius in1827 (Nicholas and Baijnath, 1994). Members habits are in form of trees, shrubs, woody climbersand herbs. Some are epiphytes while some members are furnished with spines or tendrils (Bendre,1975). They are distributed mainly in the tropics, subtropics and a few in temperate regions(Backlund et al., ...

Towards The Development Of Special Information Centre For The Nigerian Textile Industry

ABSTRACT The establishment and the rapid growth of the textile industry from time Iimmemorial owes much to the innate desire of man to satisfy one of his basicnecessities or lire, that is clothing, Textile is derived from the Latin word means "to weave", In its original sense, the word textile refers to a fabricrom woven fibbers,Hov ever, in recent years there have been some modifications with respectmeaning of the word "textile", It means fabric produced by weaving,~""L~"~ and felting. ...

The Influence Of Innovations Intervention On Beekeepers’ Livelihoods In Sikonge District Of Tabora Region In Central Tanzania

ABSTRACT The overall objective of this study was to examine the influence of innovations on beekeepers‟ livelihoods in Sikonge District in Tabora region. The specific objectives of the study were: (1) to characterize beekeeping innovations typologies in the district, (2) to examine beekeeping innovations processes and their associated adoption rates, and (3) to analyze the possible influence of innovations on beekeepers‟ livelihoods. A cross-sectional research survey, coupled with m...

A Comparative Study Of Men And Women’s Attitudes Towards The Legalization Of Availability Of Abortion On Demand: The Case Of Youth Centres In Katutura, Windhoek

AbstractUnwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions are two of the most controversial topics in Namibia. Due to these controversies, the debate on the legalization of the availability of abortion on demand should be brought back into the spotlight.The aim of this research was to unveil men’s and women’s attitudes towards the legalization of the availability of abortion on demand. The target group were youth from five Katutura youth centres. The data were collected with the use of closed-ended...

Development Of A Solid Phase Extraction-Gas Chromatography Method For The Determination Of Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides In Water From Water Treatment Plants.

ABSTRACTA solid phase extraction (SPE) method for the gas chromatography analysis of pesticides was developed, optimised and validated for the simultaneous determination of pesticides from the Gammams water treatment plant (GWTP) and the Unique Janitorial & Maintenance Services (UJAMS) wastewater treatment plant (UWWTP). Parameters including, sample volume, elution solvent and ionic strength were optimised to improve the performance of the SPE method. After optimisation, the method gave good ...

Challenges And Successes Of Gender Focal Point Persons In The Context Of Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiatives In Namibia

ABSTRACT The Namibian government has taken cognisance of the importance of mainstreaming gender at the institutional level. In efforts to promote gender mainstreaming, its cabinet directed all government offices, ministries and agencies (OMAs) to comply with the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) initiative, in 2014. The implementation of the GRB initiative requires all OMAs to have Gender Focal Point Persons (GFPPs) in all government institutions, specifically responsible for ensuring tha...

Technical Efficiency Of Bambara Groundnut Production In Northern Ghana

AbstractAchieving food security under climate change is one of the greatest concerns of governments in developingcountries. Due to favourable agronomic characteristics such as drought tolerance and an ability to produce acrop on less fertile soils, a number of underutilised crops, such as bambara groundnut offer potentials toaddress food insecurity problems in areas impacted by climate change. While efficiency studies have gainedpopularity in relation to many food crops, very little research ...

Socio-Cultural Factors Engendering Vulnerability to HIV Epidemic in Enugu South Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria

Abstract HIV/AIDS epidemics affect the functioning of society in several ways. The inability of the extant literature to adequately highlight cultural factors and practices that favour and/or mitigate the spread of the disease necessitated the study. The study examined how socio-cultural factors engender vulnerability to HIV epidemic in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. Health Belief Model was used as analytical framework in explaining explains why belief, vulne...

An Investigation Into Farmers’ Gendered Coping And Adaptation Strategies To Droughts In Olukonda Constituency, Oshikoto Region In Namibia

ABSTRACT This thesis is a result of a study carried out to determine farmers ‘gendered modes of adaptation and coping strategies to droughts and how these modes of adaptation can lead to gender inequality in times of droughts in Olukonda constituency in Oshikoto region. The northern regions of Namibia experienced severe droughts in the 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 seasons. In Oshikoto region where this research was undertaken, the impact of droughts on livelihoods was mo...


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