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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.

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.

30 Mar 2017 description

Author(s): Martina Santschi, Leben Moro, Philip Dau, Rachel Gordon and Daniel Maxwell

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This paper analyses people's perceptions of their former livelihoods, access to basic services and governance in Pibor County prior to the escalation of violence across South Sudan.

30 Mar 2017 description

Report 11

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

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09 Jan 2017 description

Working Paper 52

Babar Shahbaz, Abid Suleri, Mohsin Ali and Huma Khan

With input from Georgina Sturge, Richard Mallett and Jessica Hagen-Zanker

January 2017

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31 May 2016 description

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  • 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.

25 Aug 2015 description

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  • Government health services have improved, but the free local health posts only handle minor conditions, and although hospital care is also free, access is expensive for people in remote areas.

  • Health posts and sub-health posts are deemed to be failing in their limited opening hours, lack of out-of-hours services, shortages of free medicines, and lack of centralised monitoring.

25 Aug 2015 description

Working Paper 36

Suman Babu Paudel, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Gopikesh Acharya, Annal Tandukar and Paul Harvey

August 2015

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30 Jun 2015 description

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

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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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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.

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

03 Jun 2014 description

Bishnu Raj Upreti, Pravat Uprety, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Sony KC and Richard Mallett

Type: Working Paper

Country: Nepal

Date: 03/06/2014

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In 2012, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in Nepal aimed to produce data on people’s livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, and people’s perceptions of governance.

31 May 2014 description

Author(s): Dyan Mazurana, Anastasia Marshak, Jimmy Hilton Opio, Rachel Gordon and Teddy Atim

Type: Briefing Paper Organisation: Feinstein International Center

Country: Uganda

Date: 23/05/2014

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31 May 2014 description

Author(s): Dyan Mazurana, Anastasia Marshak, Jimmy Hilton Opio, Rachel Gordon and Teddy Atim

Type: Briefing Paper Organisation: Feinstein International Center

Country: Uganda

Date: 23/05/2014

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