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Upcoming Webinar: ‘The Importance of Being Early in Humanitarian Response’

The increased frequency and intensity of climate shocks are expanding humanitarian needs and the impact on households. So far, the programming of humanitarian assistance has been mostly responsive and relief arrives when adverse and long-lasting effects have materialized. Given advances in forecasting weather shocks, what if governments and humanitarian actors could provide assistance to households […]

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New Article Published: Small-Scale Vegetable Support in Syria

ISDC is pleased to announce the publication of a new research article titled “Short- and Medium-Term Impacts of Small-Scale Vegetable Support on Food Security: Evidence from Syria.” Written by Ghassan Baliki, Melodie Al Daccache, Hala Ghattas, and Tilman Brück, this article provides critical insights into the effectiveness of small-scale agricultural interventions in conflict settings. Key […]

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Now Published in JPR: Special Feature on Social Cohesion and Forced Displacement

Announcing the publication of a special feature on Social Cohesion and Forced Displacement in the Journal of Conflict Resolution Sarah Langlotz, Philip Verwimp, Patricia Justino and Tilman Brück, guest co-editors Today we are happy to announce the publication of a selection of papers analysing social cohesion and forced displacement in conflict contexts. Each paper is […]

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Register for ANH Learning Lab: Conducting Impact Evaluations in Conflict Settings

As part of the ANH Academy Week, ISDC is hosting a Learning Lab on ‘Conducting Rigorous Impact Evaluations of Food Systems Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies and Conflict-Affected Settings.’ Session Description 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 […]

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Call for Papers: Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS) 2024

The prevailing patterns of economic and social development all too often fail to deliver progress for all and to respect our planetary boundaries. We see climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation caused by economic development that is accompanied by persistent or even rising inequality, poverty, and hunger. Multiple ongoing crises are reinforcing these global […]

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Call for Papers: 20th Annual HiCN Workshop

Since 2005, the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) has fostered academic research and discussion on the micro-level experiences and consequences of violent conflict in its annual workshops. Hosted by Humboldt-University of Berlin on 1-2 October 2024, the 20th Anniversary HiCN Annual Workshop will build on this achievement by discussing a new focus for research within […]

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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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