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New Publication on Violent Conflict and Inequality

The article by Çağatay Bircan, Tilman Brück & Marc Vothknecht “Violent conflict and inequality” has been published in the Journal of Oxford Development Studies on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available here.The paper analyses the distributive impacts of internal violent conflicts, in contrast to previous literature which has focused on the effects of inequality […]

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Deadline extended – Call for Papers: 12th Annual HiCN Workshop “Violent Conflict, Resilience and Agriculture: From Emergency to Development”

FAO and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) are organising a joint workshop on the impact of violent conflict on the welfare, resilience and behaviour of individuals, households and communities. The workshop will bring together scholars interested in these topics to present their cutting edge original research and to discuss these findings with leading experts […]

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Job Openings at ISDC

ISDC is currently hiring Research Assistant in Macroeconomics Research Assistant in Microeconomics to support on-going research work on a variety of macro- and microeconomic research projects on the relationship between conflict and development.

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New Publication: Peace and Conflict 2016

An authoritative source of information on violent conflicts and peacebuilding processes around the world, Peace and Conflict is an annual publication of the University of Maryland’s Center for International Development and Conflict Management and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). The publication includes an overview of recent advances in scholarly research on […]

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Round Table on the Impact of Employment Programmes on Peacebuilding

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank (WB) have teamed up for an extensive joint research on the impact of employment programmes on peacebuilding, funded by the UN-WB Fragility and Conflict Partnership Trust Fund. The research includes a literature review, country-case studies […]

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Call for Applications for Doctoral Study in Berlin

The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its International Doctoral Program and to its European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies (SESS) starting in October 2016. Please submit your application from November 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016 via theBGSS online platforms. See more information here.

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Call for Papers: 11th Annual “Households in Conflict Network” (HiCN) Workshop, Toronto

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) are organizing an international workshop to bring together researchers from different social sciences and countries sharing a common interest in studying the connections among institutions, development, armed conflict and political violence. Keynote speakers are Professor Eliana La Ferrara […]

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New Study by ISDC: Costs of Conflict Comparable to Costs of Climate Change

Calculating the impact of different societal challenges, such as climate change, HIV/AIDS or cancer, uncovers the scale, distribution and structure of their economic burdens. Since violent conflict affects billions of people worldwide, the analysis of its impact is important. Using an integrated economic model accounting for multiple forms of conflict, the study finds that in the […]

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Call for Papers – Deadline Extended: Measuring the Social and Economic Impact of Conflicts and Political Instability on Agriculture (Session at ICAS VII, 26-28 October 2016, Rome)

Relatively little is known about how households struggling to survive protracted violence and displacement get by economically, what shapes their (agricultural) livelihoods and what determines their food security. This is true both of socio-economic determinants and of the natural science of smallholder agriculture in conflict and fragile settings. Standard agricultural surveys in conflict-affected countries only […]

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Call for Papers: “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference, Bishkek, October 2015

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), ISDC – International Security and Development Center, and the University of Central Asia (UCA) are pleased to announce the first annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference to take place in Bishkek on 1-2 October 2015. The two-day conference will bring together national and international experts from government and the public […]

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“Life in Kyrgyzstan” Summer School

ISDC,  the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), SIPRI, the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and 3ie will offer a Summer School in Kyrgyzstan in June 2015 entitled ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan International Summer School on Impact Evaluation Methods in Central Asia […]

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Paper on Local Budget Transparency and Participation in Kyrgyzstan

Damir Esenaliev co-authored a paper investigating the determinants of civic participation in local budget processes in rural areas in the Kyrgyz Republic by using data from the Life in Kyrgyzstan survey, conducted in 2012. The analysis of the data suggests that although civic awareness and interest in local budget processes is relatively high, the participation […]

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Why and How to Conduct Impact Evaluations in Humanitarian Emergencies

Anastasia Aladysheva and Tilman Brück contributed to a working paper published by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) on theory-based impact evaluations in the context of humanitarian emergencies. Despite the widespread occurrence of humanitarian emergencies such as epidemics, earthquakes, droughts, floods and violent conflict and despite the significant financial resources devoted to humanitarian assistance, systematic […]

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Public Discussion on European Peace

“Der europäische Traum vom ewigen Frieden” will be discussed by Herfried Münkler, Markus Bentler, Tilman Brück, Oliver Diggelmann and Norbert Röttgen at the NZZ Podium Berlin on 15 September 2014 at 6:30pm at the BBAW in Berlin. Further details including a link to register can be found here.

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