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New project: Women’s Action Committees and Local Services

We’re happy to announce that we’re kicking off the execution stage of a new project, titled “Women’s Action Committees and Local Services“! The goal of the project is to study how we can improve the provision of public services to women. It is funded by Evidence in Governance and Politics’ (EGAP) Metakata Initiative and will […]

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The 2022 Households in Conflict Network Workshop

Every year, the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) organizes a workshop for researchers from around the world to present and discuss their work. On the 23rd and 24th of November, Arzu Kirbis hosted the 18th Annual HiCN Workshop at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) – giving more than 30 academics an opportunity to share […]

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Save the Date: Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2023

The dates for the Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) Conference 2023 have been announced! The conference will take place on October 11 and 12, 2023 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. More details will be shared soon. The LiK Conference is an annual academic conference that complements the LiK Study. The conferences include invited plenary talks and topical sessions […]

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Call for Participation: The ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Data Users Workshop

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 applications for participation at the Life in Kyrgyzstan Data Users Workshop to be held at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek on […]

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Call for papers: 2022 Doctoral Workshop of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association

22-23 September 2022 Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlinand ISDC – International Security and Development Center The 2022 Doctoral Workshop of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association will be organized by Professor Tilman Brück (IGZ, HU Berlin & ISDC). The workshop will be held in-person on […]

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Call for Papers: 18th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network hosted by Arzu Kibris at Warwick University

18th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network Call for Papers Exposure to Political Violence and Individual Behavior 23-24 November 2022 Radcliffe Conference Center, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK 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 […]

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Call for papers: Life in Kyrgyzstan Annual Conference

Call for Sessions and Papers8th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference October 11-12, 2022 In the framework of the Kyrgyzstan-initiated United Nations General Assemblyresolution designating 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. The Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops […]

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Call for papers: New methods for impact evaluations in conflict and humanitarian emergency settings research workshop

Call for Papers New Methods for Impact Evaluationsin Conflict and Humanitarian Emergency Settings An International Interdisciplinary Research Workshop 6-7 July 2022 Hybrid event part-based in Berlin, Germany With financial support from the Centre for Excellence and Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) and UK Aid and in collaboration with the Households in Conflict Network. ISDC – […]

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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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Post-disaster diets deteriorate in Nepal: Humanitarian assistance must consider long-term impact on food behaviour

How do post-disaster humanitarian responses affect long-term food behaviour? Researchers, including Tilman Brück and Ghassan Baliki of ISDC, studied food behaviour in Nepal’s Sindhupalhok District. Their data reveal increased consumption of unhealthy snack foods in earthquake-affected regions. Findings indicate that “external shocks such as an earthquake and the subsequent humanitarian assistance, while well-intentioned and incredibly […]

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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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