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Second Workshop in Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys

ISDC researchers provided training at the second “Measuring Violent Conflict in Household Surveys” workshop, on 10-14 September in Perugia, Italy, as part of a workshop series organised by the World Bank. The participants included staff from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in Africa and Middle East. The instructors included staff from the World Bank, the International […]

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3ie Policy Brief: What works to improve nutrition and food security in the Sahel?

ISDC researchers contributed to the 3ie Policy Brief “What works to improve nutrition and food security in the Sahel?” This brief summarises the main findings and lessons from a synthesis of four 3ie-supported impact evaluations of the World Food Programme’s interventions to improve nutrition and food security outcomes. It offers recommendations to improve operational efficiency […]

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New paper on the relationship between food security and violent conflict

Charles Martin-Shields and Wolfgang Stojetz published an article in World Development on the interlinkages between food security and violent conflict. This article emphasizes the endogeneity that characterizes the coupling between food (in)security and violent conflict. The authors make three contributions. First, they define conflict and food security using the standard Uppsala Conflict Data Program and the FAO databases, and illustrate […]

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UNICEF Blog on administrative data: Missed opportunity for learning and research in humanitarian emergencies?

Tilman Brück contributed to a blog discussing the strengths and weaknesses of using administrative data collected during emergencies for research on children. The blog was written by researchers from the recent UNICEF Social Protection Workshop. Source: Administrative Data: Missed opportunity for learning and research in humanitarian emergencies? – Evidence for Action

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Tilman Brück Speaking to UNICEF on Social Protection in Emergency Situations

The latest UNICEF Research Watch explores the challenges of providing social protection in emergencies and identifies future directions for research. Listen to the interview with Tilman Brück, Founder of the International Security and Research Center, speaking on how the mounting crises are blurring the line between humanitarian and development work. Listen to the interview with Tilman […]

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Assets For Alimentation? The Nutritional Impact Of Assets-Based Programming In Niger

A new paper by Tilman Brück, O.M. Dias Botia, N. T. N. Ferguson, J. Ouédraogo and Z. Ziegelhoefer titled “Assets For Alimentation? The Nutritional Impact Of Assets-Based Programming In Niger” has been published in the UNICEF – Innocenti Working Papers Series. A recent strand of aid programming aims to develop household assets by removing the stresses associated […]

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Call for Papers: Doctoral Workshop of the Development Economics Committee of the German Economic Association

This 2018 Doctoral Workshop of the Development Economics Committee of the German Economic Association (Entwicklungsökonomischer Ausschuss – Verein für Socialpolitik) will be organized by Prof. Tilman Brück at ISDC – International Security and Development Center in Berlin. The workshop will take place on 6 and 7 September 2018. The aims of the Doctoral Workshop 2018 are: to […]

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Call for Papers: A Micro-level Perspective on Centrifugal Societies

ISDC – International Security and Development Center, the Institute of Development Studies (UK) and the Households in Conflict Network will host an international research workshop in Berlin, Germany, on 20-21 September 2018 on the micro-level analysis of centrifugal societies. We invite submissions of complete papers or extended abstracts in any relevant discipline by 20 June 2018. […]

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Call for Papers: Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference

Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and International Security and Development Center (ISDC), are pleased to announce the next fourth annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference to take place in Bishkek on 17-18 October 2018. The two-day conference will bring together national and international […]

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Tilman Brück and Angela Merkel speaking at a panel discussion of the German Catholic Convention

Tilman Brück was a speaker at the panel discussion “Germany in the Changing World: What can be done about conflict spots and aggressive regimes?” of the German Catholic Convention (Katholikentag). Among other speakers of the discussion were Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, and Cardinal Peter Turkson. The discussion took place in Münster on 11 May 2018. Please see […]

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Money Can’t Buy Love But Can it Buy Peace?

Tilman Brück’s and Neil Ferguson’s letter to the Editor on the peace process in Northern Ireland has been published in the Economist. The letter refers to their study “Money Can’t Buy Love But Can it Buy Peace? Evidence from the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation” that looked at the second wave of PEACE programmes and […]

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Tilman Brück speaking at the 2017 International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement

Tilman Brück was a speaker at the 2017 International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement that took place on 28-29 September 2017 in Brussels. His contribution was included in the session on “Thinking Long (er) Term in Fragile Contexts”. The objective of the conference was to shed new light on the prospects […]

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New Article: Can rigorous impact evaluations improve humanitarian assistance?

A new study by J. Puri, A. Aladysheva, V. Iversen, Y. Ghorpade and T. Brück has been published in  Journal of Development Effectiveness under the title “Can rigorous impact evaluations improve humanitarian assistance?”. The article reflects on the challenges of rigorous impact evaluations of humanitarian assistance. The authors find that theory-based impact evaluations can crucially inform humanitarian […]

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Webinar on Social Protection in Fragile Contexts

Tilman Brück is a speaker in the webinar on Social Protection in Fragile Contexts, hosted by UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti on 8 November 2017. One of the key commitments under the Grand Bargain revolves around increasing social protection programmes as mechanisms for humanitarian action, including with a specific commitment on building evidence on their […]

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BIGSSS​ ​Summer​ ​School​ ​in​ ​Computational​ ​Social​ ​Science: Data-driven​ ​Modeling​ ​of​ ​Conflict

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) cordially invites applications for participation as an expert and supervisor in the computational social science (CSS) summer school on data-driven modeling of conflict to take place at Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) from 23 July to 3 August 2018. The summer school will serve as a research incubator aimed […]

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Workshop: What Drives Mixed Migration from the MENA Region?

The workshop will take place on 27 September 2017 at 10:30 – 12:30 at the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law headquarters in the Hague. It will start with an introduction of the project followed by a discussion on the context in which the migration process has taken place. We will deliver midterm findings of a case-study focussing […]

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