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06 Nov 2017 description

Richard Mallet and Rachel Slater

Type: Briefing Paper

Organisation: ODI

Date: 21/09/2017

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This synthesis briefing outlines the background and findings of the SLRC longitudinal panel survey, which was conducted in 2012 and 2015 in five countries of 10,000 people.

06 Nov 2017 description

Yajna Sanguhan and Vagisha Gunasekara

Type: Country, Sri Lanka, Working Paper

Country: Sri Lanka

Date: 21/09/2017

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This working paper draws on a panel survey conducted in Sri Lanka in 2012 and 2015 that collected longitudinal data on the socioeconomic changes amongst communities resettled after the war and their perceptions of local and central government.

Key findings include:

  • Food insecurity worsened for many households

  • On average, asset ownership increased

22 Sep 2017 description
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Five ways to support state-building, service delivery and recovery in fragile and conflict-affected situations

Since 2011, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) has sought to understand how processes of post- conflict recovery and state-building play out in some of the world’s most challenging contexts – and to equip policy- makers and practitioners with better information on how to support these processes.

15 Aug 2017 description

Author(s): Nayana Godamunne
Type: Working Paper
Organisation: CEPA
Country: Sri Lanka
Date: 27/07/2017

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This study explores the state-society relationship in relation to two systemic shocks in Sri Lanka: the drought of 2014 and flood of 2015. It looks at how the state responded, the ways citizens engaged with it to cope and recover, and if this engagement has changed their perceptions of it.

04 Jul 2017 description

Public-goods provision, equitable growth and rights-based development are at their most challenging in places affected by fragility, conflict and violence – which is why donors and agencies maintain a particular focus on such areas. However, while it is essential that such investments are based on solid evidence, understanding of how post-conflict recovery and state-building processes happen is limited.

04 Jul 2017 description

Helping economies recover in the aftermath of war is a top policy priority for international donors and aid agencies, motivated by perceptions that persisting economic grievances are capable of sliding countries back into violence. However, while post-conflict economic programming is often aimed at resuscitating markets and developing the private sector, there is limited evidence to support investments in these areas.

04 Jul 2017 description

State-building has provided the framework for international engagement in countries affected by conflict for at least the past decade. Service delivery is considered one of the few viable ‘entry points’ into this complex enterprise, offering donors and agencies a relatively tangible means of supporting these processes.

04 Jul 2017 description

Every year a quarter of all international aid – approximately US$15 billion – is spent on capacity development. However, despite the continued dominance of capacity development, results are frequently disappointing.

26 Jun 2017 description

Livelihoods are fundamentally about what people do to meet their needs over time, including how they cope with and recover from shocks. Understanding how people do this is a central part of the work of the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC).

This report synthesizes findings on livelihoods from quantitative and qualitative research projects conducted by SLRC from 2011 to 2016 in eight countries affected by fragility and conflict to varying degrees: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda.

03 Jun 2016 description

Author(s): Geetha Mayadunne and Mira Phillips
Type: Working Paper
Organisation: CEPA
Country: Sri Lanka
Date: 03/06/2016

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14 Apr 2015 description

Working Paper 31
Richard Mallett, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Rachel Slater and Georgina Sturge
April 2015

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28 Feb 2015 description

Author(s): Aftab Lall Working Paper 28
Aftab Lall
February 2015

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Five years on from the end of the war, access to water and sanitation in conflict affected Jaffna, Sri Lanka, continues to be shaped by deeply embedded structures of marginalization, discrimination and exclusion. This working paper explores the ways in which caste is perceived amongst a low caste community in Jaffna and how caste based discrimination shapes their access to water and sanitation.

31 Aug 2012 description

Working Paper 6

Priyanthi Fernando and Sonali Moonesinghe

August 2012

Full summary: This working paper draws on a review of key literature and a series of consultations with policy makers, practitioners and academics, and explores and assesses the current state of knowledge on livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Sri Lanka. In particular, it examines: