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New research: COVID-19 and food insecurity worsen mental health crisis in africa

New ISDC research delves into the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and food insecurity, uncovering alarming insights into their collective impact on mental health across Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. The study, titled “COVID-19 Pandemic and Food Insecurity Fuel the Mental Health Crisis in Africa” was conducted cooperatively with researchers from ISDC, the University […]

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ISDC research published in VoxDev blog

We’re thrilled to share that our research is featured on VoxDev with our new blog, “Exposure to collective gender-based violence causes intimate partner violence“. The blog is based on ISDC Director Tilman Brück and Behavior Research Program Wolfgang Stojetz‘ 2023 article in the Journal of Development Economics, studying some of the long-term consequences of the […]

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Save the Date: 2024 Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference

The Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) Conference is an annual academic conference that complements the LiK Study. It includes invited plenary talks and topical sessions on a variety of topics with a significant part of the research conducted using the LiK data. The conference brings together national and international experts from academic and research institutions, development agencies, […]

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New Joint Report on UNHCR’s Humanitarian-Development Cooperation

We are pleased to announce the release of UNHCR’s Engagement inHumanitarian-Development Cooperation Post-2021: How to Stay the Course – a report examining the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) engagement in humanitarian-development cooperation. It is a result of the collaborative effort between experts from ISDC, the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), and colleagues at […]

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Tatiana Orozco Garcia Defends PhD Thesis

Tatiana Orozco Garcia, from ISDC’s Peacebuilding Research Program, has successfully defended her PhD thesis! Titled “Decision Making in Fragile Settings”, the three essays make a contribution to the economic literature on development and conflict. Tatiana’s thesis addresses important research gaps and provides valuable insights into gender inequality in decision-making, discrimination in peacebuilding, and the moral […]

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July ISDC Newsletter Published

The July ISDC Newsletter features several new calls for papers, a recap of our travel this month, and some behind-the-scenes insights into how we foster a collaborative, flexible work environment. Find our July Newsletter. Subscribe to get future editions directly in your inbox. The monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up-to-date with our […]

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Student Research Poster Competition

We are delighted to announce the Student Research Poster Competition as part of the upcoming ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference, to be held on 11 – 12 October 2023 in Bishkek. The poster competition provides an exciting opportunity for talented students to showcase the research they have done for their theses or other project work. The poster should be […]

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Melodie Al Daccache presents at ANH Academy Week 2023

Melodie Al Daccache, from our Welfare Research Program, traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi this month to present at the ANH Academy – Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Week 2023.  There, she presented a paper (currently under review) on short- and medium-term impacts of a vegetable support intervention on food security, based on evidence from our work in […]

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Call for Papers: 2023 HiCN Annual Workshop

Violent conflict remains a key force not only in national politics and international relations, but for shaping individual behavior and welfare around the world. Between the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, the civil war in Sudan, the ongoing fighting in Yemen, Syria or DRC or the many forgotten or hidden conflicts around the world, […]

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ISDC staff conduct joint paper workshop

This Monday, ISDC staff did something we don’t often get the chance to do: Gather as a big group in person! While we foster a flexible work environment and use a variety of tools that allow remote cooperation day-to-day, we recognise the unique opportunities for collaboration and teambuilding that exist only when being together in […]

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FAO Syria Representative Mike Robson visits ISDC

Over many years and several projects, understanding food security in Syria has been part of ISDC’s work. One of our closest partners during this time was Dr. Mike Robson, who is the FAO Representative in Syria. We were delighted to be able to welcome Mike in Berlin last week and thrilled that he also agreed […]

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