Forced displacement has profound impacts on lives and livelihoods, which creates enormous demands on government and other stakeholders seeking to support affected populations. Yet, designing and implementing policies that are effective, ethical, and equitable has been severely limited due to a lack of empirical research. Rigorous evidence on the causes, characteristics and consequences of forced […]
Melodie is a Researcher in Public Health Nutrition at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and affiliate researcher in the Welfare Research Program at the ISDC. Her research focuses on the determinants of maternal and child health, food insecurity, and nutrition in developing contexts, especially in emergency settings. She has worked as a Research Assistant […]
This project will develop new rigorous evidence about the effectiveness of peacebuilding strategies utilized by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), disseminate the evidence to relevant policymakers, and build capacity to generate, manage and use future impact evaluation evidence. The project will generate important new knowledge on the performance of peacebuilding and pro-stability interventions in key […]
The SDG 16 Data Gap Analysis is a systematic review of availability and suitability of data for SDG 16 indicators in Uganda. It entails a review of data sources, data producers, data processes, and data gaps. It maps the 23 indicators for SDG 16 versus the data sources and data producers in Uganda. It also analyses the existing data with the indicators metadata issued by the United Nations. The resulting report reflects current state of data for SDG 16, highlights achievements to date, identifies data and methodology gaps, and suggests practical and indicator and-institutional level recommendations on how to close the data gaps.
Laura Peitz is a Researcher at ISDC and a PhD Researcher at The Hertie School in Berlin as part of the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS). Her research interests include UN peacebuilding efforts, micro-level dynamics of violence, development finance, Multilateral Development Banks and private sector engagement in development. Among others, Laura […]
Effective social protection is increasingly as essential to supporting affected populations in situations of protracted instability and displacement. Despite the growing use of social protection in these settings, there is comparatively little rigorous research on what works, for whom, and why. This special issue contributes by adding seven high-quality studies that raise substantially our understanding […]
A collaboration between ISDC and the Gender Group at the World Bank to review existing micro data sources and knowledge gaps related to the gendered experiences and impacts of forced displacement.
This project asseses the need for new data and variables that could and should be collected to better understand and respond to the onset of famine and other severe manifestations of food insecurity, particularly in conflict-affected and fragile places.
What causes a country to be “fragile” differs significantly across locations. Individuals in different places will often experience fragility very differently. In this project, we develop a survey module to measure individual experiences of fragility, applying this concept for the case of Kenya.
A study on the role of employment programs for peace in conflict-affected and fragile countries, based on an evaluation of such interventions by the ILO, PBSO, UNDP and the World Bank.
Dr. Maren M. Michaelsen is a Research Affiliate at ISDC. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Integrative Health Care and Health Promotion in the Faculty of Health at Witten/Herdecke University, where she works as a behavioural economist on a “Nudging for health” project in an interdisciplinary team. Her research interests are […]
Sami Miaari is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Labor Studies in Tel-Aviv University and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University and an ISDC Affiliate. Dr. Miaari’s research focuses on labor economics, the economic causes and consequences of conflict, including the economic costs of political instability and the […]
Food Security and Conflict: Empirical challenges and future opportunities for research and policy making on food security and conflict
During the previous decade there has been an increased focus on the role of food security in conflict processes, both in the academic and policy communities. While the policy community has pushed forward with new programs, the academic debate about the causal linkages between food security and conflict remains debated. This article emphasizes the endogeneity […]
Micro-data on Households, Markets and Firms in Crisis: Understanding micro-economic impact and response to shocks in hard to reach environments
A World Bank White Paper on the priority variables that can be collected in order to better understand and respond to the onset of famine and other severe manifestations of food insecurity, particularly in conflict-affected and fragile places.