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Between the Lines

Exploring books for a better world

This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The interviews give an insight on what’s behind the book, the ide... More
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2019-11-6

Putting Children First - Keetie Roelen and Yisak Tafere

Season 2, Ep. 2

Despite important strides in the fight against poverty in the last few decades, child poverty remains widespread and persistent, particularly in Africa.

Two-thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa face all manners of hardship. These include poor living conditions, low educational outcomes, high levels of malnutrition and often high risks of exposure to different forms of violence. One in five children in sub-Saharan Africa are estimated to grow up in extreme “monetary” poverty, meaning they live in families without adequate incomes to make basic ends meet.

In this month’s episode of Between the Lines, IDS Researcher, Keetie Roelen and Yisak Tafere from the Policy Institute, Ethiopia, discuss their co-edited book “Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa” - authored by over .

They outline some of the initiatives aiming to reduce child poverty and how they hope that this book will push the frontiers by challenging existing narratives, exploring alternative understandings of the complexities and dynamics underpinning child poverty and, crucially, examining policy options that work.

Interviewing Keetie and Yisak is IDS Research Associate, Sir Richard Jolly.

2019-11-6

Putting Children First - Keetie Roelen and Yisak Tafere

Season 2, Ep. 2

Despite important strides in the fight against poverty in the last few decades, child poverty remains widespread and persistent, particularly in Africa.

Two-thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa face all manners of hardship. These include poor living conditions, low educational outcomes, high levels of malnutrition and often high risks of exposure to different forms of violence. One in five children in sub-Saharan Africa are estimated to grow up in extreme “monetary” poverty, meaning they live in families without adequate incomes to make basic ends meet.

In this month’s episode of Between the Lines, IDS Researcher, Keetie Roelen and Yisak Tafere from the Policy Institute, Ethiopia, discuss their co-edited book “Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa” - authored by over .

They outline some of the initiatives aiming to reduce child poverty and how they hope that this book will push the frontiers by challenging existing narratives, exploring alternative understandings of the complexities and dynamics underpinning child poverty and, crucially, examining policy options that work.

Interviewing Keetie and Yisak is IDS Research Associate, Sir Richard Jolly.

2019-7-3

10: How Change Happens – Duncan Green

Season 1, Ep. 10
In this month’s episode of between the lines, Duncan speaks with IDS researcher Jo Howard, offering the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.

This podcast is produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King. Please Send any comments and suggestions to betweenthelines@ids.ac.uk

2019-6-5

9: Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics – Nanjala Nyabola

Season 1, Ep. 9
In this episode of between the lines, Nanjala Nyabola, a Kenyan activist, political analyst and author, speaks about her fascinating book ‘Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya’, about how the digital age and social media has impacted Kenyan politics, and the consequences for democracies across Africa, and beyond.

While the impact of the Digital Age on Western politics has been extensively debated, there is still little appreciation of how it has been felt in developing countries such as Kenya. Reframing digital democracy from the African perspective, Nanjala’s ground-breaking work opens up new ways of understanding the current global online era.

Interviewing Nanjala is IDS researcher Tony Roberts.

This podcast is produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King. Please Send any comments and suggestions to betweenthelines@ids.ac.uk

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