The Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) will take place in Berlin on 12 and 13 September, 2024. Details on the workshop and the call for papers will be published once available. Add this event to your calendar. Since 2004, the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) has fostered academic research and learning […]
Trust and Development in Conflict-Affected Economies Since 2005, the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) has fostered academic research and discussion on the micro-level experiences and consequences of conflict in its annual workshop. The 2023 edition will take place at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, under the […]
It is more important than ever that academic research informs and positively impacts policy. To develop academic research and policy solutions for the crisis in Ukraine, HiCN, NEPS, and UNU-WIDER are seeking papers for a two-day workshop in Helsinki, Finland, in early May. A full-day academic workshop (tentatively on 8th May) hosted by UNU-WIDER will […]
Conducting Rigorous Impact Evaluations in Humanitarian Emergencies and Conflict Settings: A Research-to-Practice Training Workshop
Many consider Rigorous Impact Evaluations (RIEs) to be the gold standard in evaluating interventions. We agree. However, various methodological, ethical, and practical challenges to conducting RIEs in Humanitarian Emergencies and Conflict Settings (HECS) have raised questions about how well traditional RIE methods are well-suited to such settings. ISDC – International Security and Development Center has […]
The 18th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network will be organized at the University of Warwick. This year’s workshop theme is individual level consequences of exposure to violent conflict with an emphasis on innovative designs, new methods and data to identify causal impacts of armed violence exposure on social, economic, and political behaviors and attitudes […]
New Methods for Impact Evaluations in Conflict and Humanitarian Emergency Settings: An International Interdisciplinary Research Workshop
Data: Face-to-face data collection in humanitarian settings can be challenging. However, the availability of big data promises to bring new innovations for conducting impact evaluations. The theme will discuss the potential, and the pitfalls, of drawing on low-cost remote surveys, geo-referenced data, administrative data, and remotely-sensed data.
Designing evaluations: Conflict requires researchers to adapt existing approaches such as experimental, quasi-experimental, adaptive-iterative, or phase-in research designs in humanitarian context. The theme will discuss what elements of such approaches work and how challenges in implementing them can be overcome without losing rigour.
Measurement: In emergency settings we may need to adapt what and how we measure intended and unintended outcomes, often resulting in multi-disciplinary survey instruments. The theme will address how to adapt measurement outcomes related to food security, nutrition, welfare, behaviour, social cohesion, stability, and peacebuilding.
Methods: Machine learning tools are increasingly becoming more accessible to researchers and practitioners. The theme will address how new methods in machine learning can be applied for not just assessing impact evaluation but also for targeting and deriving missing data.
The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and ISDC – International Security and Development Center invite submission of proposals for sessions and individual research papers for the 7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held online during October 26-28, 2021. The conference […]
The complex nexus of forced migration, development, and security is central to the analysis of household welfare. Any empirical analysis of the link between conflict and forced migration faces issues due to endogeneity, generalizability, or data quality. The workshop thus aims at discussing creative and innovative approaches that allow dealing with the above issues to […]
Workshop on the challenges facing Angolan youth “A juventude em Angola face aos desafios do future — Forças e fraquezas”
Portuguese version below ISDC and the Angolan Research Network (ARN) are organising a joint research workshop on the challenges facing Angolan youth (“A juventude em Angola face aos desafios do future — Forças e fraquezas”). The workshop will be held online on 17 September 2020. The workshop will be held in English and Portuguese. 66% […]
The 16th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network will be an online event this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The world is experiencing an shock of massive proportions, with a host of unexplored questions and uncertain answers. Scholars can contribute substantially to the debate, in particular a network as ours with a long […]
In light of the Sars-CoV-2 outbreak, the HG4RR workshop is postponed till September 2020. All accepted papers remain accepted for the re-scheduled workshop. The new date and location will be announced soon. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience!
In the last 15 years, civil conflict has gradually become an important subject of study for empirical economists. As a result, conflict research has adopted many empirical methods from mainstream economics. There is now a broad consensus that violent political conflict and economic development are intertwined, and a fast-growing literature studies this relationship with micro-data. Applied research on conflict is increasingly embracing new empirical methods, such as RCTs, geospatial analysis using high-resolution satellite imagery, machine learning methods, big data applications, and the large-scale digitization of archival resources.
The objective of the workshop is to advance our knowledge of home and school gardens, resilience, food security, and related interventions.