Projects

ISDC staff and affiliates have been involved in these current and recent projects:

“Micro-data on Households, Markets and Firms in Crisis: Understanding micro-economic impact and response to shocks in hard to reach environments.”

Partners: Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Donor: The World Bank Group
Duration: January – June 2018

“Rural Youth in the Context of Fragility and Conflict”

Partners: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Donor: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Duration: January 2018

“Analysis, Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ADMEL): Designing a Process for Learning from Employment for Stability Programming”

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Duration: November 2017 – December 2017

“Testing the Link Between Employment Programs and Social Stability”

Partners: Mercy Corps Jordan; Mercy Corps Lebanon
Donor: Knowledge Management Fund
Duration: October 2017 – December 2017

“Monitoring and Impact Analysis of the BMZ and EU funded FAO Resilience Programme in Syria”

Donor: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duration: July 2017 – March 2018

“Knowledge, Learning and Analysis Module for the FAO Programme in North-east Nigeria”

Donor: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duration: June 2017 – April 2018

“On the Return on Investment of Security Sector Assistance and Peacebuilding Assistance”

Partners: Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego
Donor: Mercy Corps
Duration: June 2017 – March 2018

Drivers of mixed migration: analysing the determinants and the role of development and security policies in the MENA region with a special focus on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Eritrea and Syria

Partners: The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), SPARK, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Donor: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) / WOTRO
Duration: May – November 2017

“An Impact Evaluation of WFP Malnutrition Interventions in Niger”

Partners: WFP Niger, UNECA, 3N
Donor: 3ie / DFID
Duration: January 2016 – December 2017

“Micro-Foundations of Fragility: Concepts, Measurement and Application”

Partners: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Donor: African Economic Research Council
Duration: March 2016 – March 2017

“Does Opportunity Reduce Instability? A Meta-Analysis of Skills and Employment Interventions in LMICs.”

Project Partners: UNU-MERIT, INES-Ruhengeri and Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI)
Doner: NWO-WOTRO
Duration: February 2015 – August 2017

“Sowing and Harvesting Peace for Food Security”

Partners: Negar Habibi (King’s College London), Astrid Sneyers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Stijn van Weezel (University College Dublin)
Donor: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duration: 2016 

“Employment Interventions and Peace”

Donor: The World Bank Group
Duration: 2015 – 2016

“Feasibility Study to Use Existing WFP Somalia Data for Impact Evaluations: Update Document”

Partners: WFP Somalia
Donor: WFP Somalia
Duration: December 2015 – January 2015

“Social Cohesion through Community-Based Development Project in the Kyrgyz Republic”

Partners: Dr Roman Mogilevsky, University of Central Asia; and SIPRI
Donors: Aga Khan Foundation, USA; and World Bank
Duration: 2014 – 2017

“Crowdsourcing Conflict and Peace ‘Events’ in the Syrian Conflict”

Partner: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Donor: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
Duration: 2014 – 2016

“An Impact Evaluation of ‘Living Side By Side’ in Kyrgyzstan”

Partners: UNU/MERIT; and SIPRI
Donor: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), India
Duration: 2014-2015

„Gender and Employment in Central Asia – Evidence from Panel Data“

Partners: Vanderbilt University, USA; University of Manchester, UK; University of Central Asia (UCA), Kyrgyzstan; Hannover University, Germany; University of Mannheim, Germany; Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India; and KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
Donor: Growth and Labor Markets in Low Income Countries Program of IZA and DfID, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013-2015

Initial Training Network „Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC)”

Partners: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom; Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Oxford Policy Management, United Kingdom; PlaNet Guarantee, France; Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC), Spain; Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway; and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany
Donor: European Commission, Marie Curie Actions in the 7th Framework Programme
Duration: 2011-2014

„The Role of Angolan Ex-Combatants in Society, Politics and the Economy“

Partners: Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom; and Nova School of Business and Economics at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Donors: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal; and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), United States
Duration: 2011-2015

„Economic Transformation, Household Behavior and Well-Being in Central Asia: The Case of Kyrgyzstan”

Partners: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; Center for Social and Economic Research, Kyrgyzstan; and American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Donor: Volkswagen Foundation, Germany
Duration: 2010 – 2012

„Global Economic Costs of Conflict (GECC)”

Donor: German Peace Research Foundation (DSF), Germany
Duration: 2009 – 2011

„A New Agenda for European Security Economics (EUSECON)”

Donor: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Brussels
Duration: 2008 – 2012

„Micro-Level Analysis of Conflict (MICROCON)”

Partners: a team of 60 researchers in 22 partner institutions in 16 different countries
Donor: European Commission, 6th Framework Programme, Brussels
Duration: 2006 – 2011

„Economic and Social Consequences of Industrial Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine (ESCIRRU)”

Partners: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Germany; Center for Social and Economic Research, Poland; Central European University Budapest Foundation, Hungary; The State University – Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation; Università di Bologna, Italy; Kyiv School of Economics at the National University of “Kyiv Mohyla Academy”, Ukraine; Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom; and Russian-American Economy and Business Institute at the Urals State University, Russian Federation
Donor: European Commission, 6th Framework Programme, Brussels
Duration: 2005 – 2008