Publications

  1. Because of their age and gender, young women are often among those most adversely affected by these pressures and by continuing cultural prejudices and power inequalities.This scoping study supports...
  2. ActionAid South Africa undertook a scoping study to better understand the experiences of young women living in poor areas of Johannesburg and Cape Town.The findings from the study then inform a new...
  3. A scoping study of three cities in India, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai, was conducted to better understand young women’s experiences in urban areas and inform ActionAid India’s intention to launch...
  4. Large-scale land acquisitions by investors, which are often called ‘land grabs’, can deprive rural women and communities of their livelihoods and land, increasing their food insecurity. This report...
  5. As part of a wider partnership aimed at supporting integration and mainstreaming of communications with disaster affected communities in ActionAid’s emergency preparedness and response programming,...
  6. The paper provides an overview of what caused high and volatile prices in international food commodity markets, the major causes of national food price increases, the winners and losers within...
  7. In early 2009, ActionAid and Women for Women International Nigeria embarked on a two-year, multi-country initiative entitled “Access to Justice for Women”. Funded by the UK’s Department for...
  8. This report from ActionAid, IDS, and Womankind looks at the role of women in local peacebuilding initiatives, finding that women are more likely than men to adopt a broad definition of peace which...
  9. ActionAid Cambodia implemented supporting the monitoring of aid effectiveness from a gender perspective, in collaboration with UN Women and with funding support from the Spanish ministry of foreign...
  10. This snapshot of our year shows how we continued to link grassroots activism with state-level lobbying, and amplify the voices of partners and women, men and youth living in poverty to achieve legal...
  11. In 2011 a drought and food crisis in the Horn of Africa affected an estimated 13 million people.  In parts of Kenya, the disaster was considered to be the worst to afflict the country in over 60...
  12. When floods swept large parts of Pakistan in 2010, an estimated 20 million people were affected.  Besides the slow response, the absence of comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and...
  13. For now you can download the new resource bookPeople’s Action in Practice as a whole or in parts. The full document is 230 pages. Part One of People’s Action in Practice outlines key concepts....
  14. This report by Tax Justice Network-Africa and ActionAid shows that tax incentives reduce revenues available to fight poverty. Kenya’s revenue losses from tax incentives and exemptions – as much as...
  15. The deadline to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near and critical global objectives of poverty eradication are still to be met. In 2005 the EU and its Member States committed to...
  16. The women’s land rights project is being implemented by ActionAid (AA) in Guatemala, India and Sierra Leone in recognition of the hard fact that struggles for women’s land rights have not yet...
  17. With case study evidence from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan, and citing global studies and surveys, this report argues that agro-ecology – or ecological agriculture – offers...
  18. A new report commissioned by ActionAid shows that biofuel targets set by the EU will lead directly to an increase in the prices of key agricultural commodities worldwide by 2020. And – while...
  19. ActionAid believes that agroecology-based Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA) is an effective way to respond to both the climate and food crisis. CRSA proposes to overcome the gaps of...