This project provides new evidence and recommendations from North-east Nigeria for food security interventions in conflict-affected settings. The findings are based on a review of relevant linkages food security and conflict and an empirical impact analysis of an agricultural input intervention by FAO.
An empirical analysis of the differential impacts of military and civilian peacebuilding assistance, and associated return on investment.
Analysis, Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ADMEL): Designing a Process for Learning from Employment for Stability Programming
This project develops a new “Learning Component” that compliments traditional Analysis, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (ADME) in the development and analysis of third-party interventions.
This seed project brings together members of Mercy Corps field teams with ISDC researchers to generate jointly a research design for an impact evaluation of employment for peacebuilding programs in the Middle East.
What causes a country to be “fragile” differs significantly across locations. Individuals in different places will often experience fragility very differently. In this project, we develop a survey module to measure individual experiences of fragility, applying this concept for the case of Kenya.
Does Opportunity Reduce Instability? A Meta-Analysis of Skills and Employment Interventions in LMICs
The idea that employment can build peace underpins over USD 10bn of development spending in fragile countries. By contrast, the evidence base that employment programming delivers on this promise is scant. In this project, we aim to close some of the knowledge gaps inherent within this delineation.
In this project we develop and test a new method to collect high-quality violence and peace event data using the “crowdseeding” approach.
Drivers of Mixed Migration: Analyzing the Determinants and the Role of Development and Security Policies in the MENA Region
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Europe has faced rising levels of forced displacement. This project sheds new light on the structure and determinants of forced displacement to Europe.
A quantitative impact evaluation of WFP’s treatment, prevention and assets programs in Niger. This project tests the effectiveness of these interventions in combating moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).
A seed project to strengthen our collaborative partnerships in Angola and design new research on gender-based violence in this post-conflict country.
We survey selected parts of the growing literature on the microeconomics of violent conflict, identifying where academic research has started to establish stylized facts and where methodological and knowledge gaps remain. We focus our review on the role of civilian agency in conflict; on wartime institutions; and on the private sector in conflict. Future research […]