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Earth Day 2022: Research on climate change, emergencies, and food security

Difficult climate conditions can create or exacerbate fragility – how can we better understand this in vulnerable populations? To mark Earth Day 2022, we are sharing key findings about climate change, climate emergencies, and food security from around the world. • Climate change is associated with extreme weather events such as excessive cold, rainfall, & […]

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Wars reduce the world economy by 12% – but some countries gain economically from violent conflict

The order of magnitude of the economic burden of war is comparable to that of other ‘global public bads’, such as climate change, land degradation, alcohol consumption or malaria. Figure 1. Distribution and structure of the burden of violent conflict in 2014  Disaggregation of the relative burden of conflict per country worldwide. In 2014, the […]

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A cooperative approach to displacement and development has generally positive outcomes, our report on UNHCR engagement finds

Displacement trends show that developing countries host most of the world’s refugees and are dealing with displacement that lasts longer today than in the past. UNHCR sees an opportunity to improve outcomes for both refugees and host communities by combining humanitarian and development strategies. In collaboration with Julian Lehmann and Julia Steets of GPPi, our […]

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A storymap published for the project “SEEDS for Recovery: Unraveling humanitarian interventions in conflict-affected Syria’s Agriculture”

SEEDS for Recovery evaluates the long-term impact of a complex agricultural intervention conducted by FAO in acutely conflict-affected Syria. The project, funded under the CEDIL– Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning initiative, is a collaboration between ISDC and the American University of Beirut. The 3-year duration (2020-2023) project aims at developing and testing innovative methods for evaluation of FAO’s agricultural […]

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