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06 Sep 2018 description

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This policy brief is based on the working paper titled ‘The political economy of violence: Women’s economic relations in post-war Sri Lanka’ and focuses on women’s engagement in beedi rolling, in a village in Jaffna. It attempts to understand the women’s continued engagement in a very precarious working environment as well as the alternative income generating opportunities available to them in the transition from a period of war to no-war.

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24 Apr 2018 description

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This policy paper provides some key lessons from Afghanistan that international cooperations should take into account when undertaking economic development in the context of protracted conflict.

11 Dec 2017 description

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How have people’s livelihoods evolved recently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Many observers are not too shy to come up with an answer to this question. All these voices ultimately refer to official data sources on people’s livelihoods in the DRC. In this paper we focus more in particular on survey data on the DRC. This paper reviews the available data from 8 national surveys implemented between 1995 and 2015, what caveats exist when analyzing them, and what livelihoods profiles have emerged in the literature so far.

26 Nov 2017 description

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This working paper examines the role of local institutions during and after conflict in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in order to inform and ensure the success of future relief and rehabilitation efforts in the region.

07 Nov 2017 description

Danielle Huot and Adam Pain

Type: Afghanistan, Country, Working Paper

Country: Afghanistan

Date: 21/09/2017

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This paper reports on the third wave of a longitudinal panel study tracing the outcomes of rural Afghan households over a 14-year period. It outlines what has happened since 2008-9 to specific households in Sayyad, one of the poorer districts in Sar-i-Pul, itself one of the most impoverished provinces in Afghanistan.

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

06 Nov 2017 description

J. E. Ferf, E. E. Thieme Groen, M. Mashanda, P. Milabyo, G. Sturge

Type: Briefing Paper

Country: DRC

Date: 13/04/2017

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Decades of misrule in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to the large-scale collapse of state provisions and administration. Despite a peace agreement signed in 2002, South Kivu has remained in a state of ‘neither peace nor war’, with periodically volatile security situations.

06 Nov 2017 description

Georgina Sturge, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Gopikesh Acharya, Suman Babu Paudel, Annal Tandukar, Bishnu Upreti and Richard Mallett

Type: Working Paper

Country: Nepal

Date: 11/04/2017

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Between the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006, which ended a decade long conflict, and the devastating earthquake in 2015, Nepal has experienced a period of gradual and uneven transition. This culminated in the signing into law of a new Constitution (2015), after years of political deadlock.

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.

08 Sep 2017 description

Author(s): Anastasia Marshak, Dyan Mazurana, Jimmy Hilton Opio, Rachel Gordon and Teddy Atim Type: Working Paper
Organisation: Feinstein International Center
Country: Uganda
Date: 01/09/2017
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This working paper presents the findings from the SLRC sub-regional Uganda panel survey, conducted in 2013 and 2015 with the goal of producing information on household and respondent trajectories in relation to:

15 Aug 2017 description

Author(s): Giulia Minoia and Adam Pain
Type: Working Paper
Organisation: AREU
Country: Afghanistan
Date: 31/07/2017

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This working paper draws on five case studies from the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium and its partners, and other primary and secondary evidence, to review current understanding of agricultural commodity and rural labour markets in Afghanistan, and explore the pervasive social regulations that structure them.

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.

30 Mar 2017 description

Author(s): Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi and Rachel Gordon

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This paper reviews large-scale humanitarian operations in South Sudan, focusing on what lessons can be learnt from Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS).