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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.

30 Mar 2017 description

Report 11

Lisa Denney, Rachel Gordon, Aminata Kamara and Precious Lebby | May 2016

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31 May 2016 description

Key messages

  • The current programming emphasis on changing girls’ behaviour treats teenage pregnancy as the responsibility of girls, ignoring the wider contexts that shape their actions.

  • Programmes to address teen pregnancy should understand – and tailor their efforts to address – the different types of sexual experiences through which girls are getting pregnant.

30 Jun 2015 description

Author(s): Richard Mallett and Lisa Denney Country: Sierra Leone Date: 02/07/2015

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30 Mar 2015 description

Author(s): Lisa Denney, Rachel Gordon and Aisha Ibrahim
Country: Sierra Leone
Date: 22/12/2015

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Teenage pregnancy has long been a problem in Sierra Leone. In 2013 the country’s rate ranked among the ten highest in the world, with 28% of girls aged 15-19 pregnant or already having given birth at least once (UNFPA, 2015: 5). Anecdotal evidence points to an increase in these rates due to the Ebola crisis and the emergency measures put in place to respond to it.

30 Sep 2014 description

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This briefing paper maps the actors that constitute the plural health system in Sierra Leone and the relationships between them. Second, it examines the factors that influence health-seeking behaviour before setting out some recommendations on ways forward when developing appropriate interventions to address malnutrition.

Key messages

Sierra Leone is characterised by a plural health system, combining state and non-state health providers that people move between.

30 Sep 2014 description

Author(s): Richard Mallett and Lisa Denney

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This briefing paper demonstrates how childcare is influenced by a range of household actors in Sierra Leone, and sets out what efforts to prevent malnutrition can do to engage with this reality.

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Promoting good child nutrition must go beyond dissemination of infant and young child feeding practices to engage with key influences on mothers’ behaviour.

‘Exclusive’ breastfeeding is rarely exclusive, with traditional remedies frequently given to infants.

31 Aug 2014 description

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This report looks at the challenges faced in preventing malnutrition in Sierra Leone from a localised perspective and find that:

  • Promoting good child nutrition must go beyond dissemination of infant and young child feeding practices to engage with key influences on mothers’ behaviour.

31 Jul 2014 description

Author(s): Paul Binns, Ernest Guevarra, Mohamed Jalloh and Melrose Tucker

Working Paper 19

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28 Feb 2014 description

Lisa Denney, Mohammad Jalloh, Richard Mallett, Samuel Pratt and Melrose Tucker

Report 1 February 2014

Full summary: Malnutrition remains a serious problem in Sierra Leone, with the country ranked among the five states with the highest global hunger index score in 2009. As Sierra Leone has moved away from the immediate post-conflict moment and become less fragile, nutrition policy has also shifted from a focus on treatment to prevention.