The overall objective of this project is to study gendered dimensions of livelihoods in the context of forced displacement in a rural humanitarian emergency setting. Specifically, we perform four sets of empirical analyses:
- We provide in-depth insights into the gendered differences in livelihood outcomes among internally displaced persons (IDPs), including realized and aspired outcomes.
- We study the gendered constraints shaping livelihood outcomes among IDPs, including contextual, endowment and household-level factors.
- We conduct comparisons of gendered livelihood outcomes and constraints between camp IDPs, non-camp IDPs and comparable non-IDPs in host communities.
- We analyze the role of violence and weather shocks in shaping gendered outcomes, constraints and differences across the three groups, paying particular attention to the context of a rural, agricultural setting.
We analyze these topics in the context of North-east Nigeria, which is a humanitarian, development and conflict crisis setting. The North-east, an area characterized by agriculture and relatively low population density, has been characterized by violence between armed groups and against civilians since 2009.