A seed project to strengthen our collaborative partnerships in Angola and design new research on gender-based violence in this post-conflict country.
This project provides quantitative estimates of the impact of humanitarian-development cooperation on refugees and host communities in Ethiopia and Jordan.
A short- and medium-term impact evaluation of a food security and resilience intervention by FAO Syria that aims to address emergency needs, support early recovery, and build longer-term resilience in the agricultural sector.
A short- and medium-term impact evaluation of Mercy Corps' DSH-ARC funded TVET programs for host and displaced communities in Lebanon and Syria, with the dual focus on boosting the employment prospects and improving intergroup perceptions of program beneficiaries.
A World Bank multi-regional training in the use and integration of the Conflict Exposure Module (CEM) in national household surveys. ISDC conducts intensive trainings for statistical agencies of over 30 countries from MENA, SSA, and Eastern Europe.
An AERC-commissioned study analyzing the micro-level interlinkages between poverty and fragility based on panel data from Kenya.
This project asseses the need for new data and variables that could and should be collected to better understand and respond to the onset of famine and other severe manifestations of food insecurity, particularly in conflict-affected and fragile places.
Conflict disproportionately takes place in countries with large numbers of young people living in rural areas. Yet, this group is seldom the specific focus of analysis in the conflict or rural development literatures. The project outlines what can be learned from prior literature and how it can be applied to rural youth.
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.
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.
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.
This project analyzes the relationship between food security and violent conflict. We review the literature on the linkages between food security and conflict, develop a novel analytic framework, and create new empirical cross-country and within-country case studies.
A scoping study assessing the use of programmatic micro-data held by WFP Somalia to conduct future impact evaluations.
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 study on the role of employment programs for peace in conflict-affected and fragile countries, based on an evaluation of such interventions by the ILO, PBSO, UNDP and the World Bank.
An impact evaluation of a Kyrgyz peace education program called LivingSidebySide® that seeks to foster ethnic tolerance, resolve conflicts and promote inter-ethnic cooperation among high school students.