Human Development

As the world’s poorest people are increasingly concentrated in regions prone to extreme adversity, such as political violence, weak institutions and natural disasters, we need better knowledge of people’s behaviors and welfare outcomes under these conditions. We also need to understand better how policy and practical interventions can support human development best. ISDC collects and analyzes original micro-level information on human development indicators ranging from health, nutrition, food security and subjective well-being to education, employment and prosociality from around the world, with a focus on hard-to-reach and ‘hard-hit’ populations. We specifically analyze variation in these indicators due to exposure to extreme adversity and policy interventions, deriving evidence-based suggestions for better policies and practice.

Related Projects

Gendered Dimensions of Protracted Forced Displacement in Sudan Gendered Dimensions of Forced Displacement in North-east Nigeria Addressing the challenges of the forcibly displaced and their host communities in the ESCWA region The Micro-level Analysis of the Impact of Violent Conflict on Lives and Livelihoods in the MENA Region Child Development in the Context of a School Feeding Programme in Kyrgyzstan Home Gardens For Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) Impact Evaluation of UNHCR’s Engagement in Humanitarian-Development Cooperation Micro-level Linkages between Poverty and Fragility Rural Youth in the Context of Fragility and Conflict Micro-Foundations of Fragility: Concepts, Measurement and Application Does Opportunity Reduce Instability? A Meta-Analysis of Skills and Employment Interventions in LMICs An Impact Evaluation of WFP Malnutrition Interventions in Niger Conflict and development. Recent research advances and future agendas

Related Publications

The Economic Burden of Violent Conflict Syria: Do complex agricultural interventions strengthen food security? (Evidence brief) Supporting Emergency Needs, Early Recovery and Longer-term Resilience in Syria’s Agriculture Sector (Endline Report 2021) The Double Burden of Female Protracted Displacement: Survey Evidence on Gendered Livelihoods in El Fasher, Darfur Data Gap Analysis for SDG-16 In Uganda Conflict and development. Recent research advances and future agendas Can Jobs Programs Build Peace? What Works And What’s Next For Social Stability In Jordan? ADB Country Diagnostic Study: Kyrgyz Republic: Improving Growth Potential Return Migration and Self Employment: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan Gender Earnings Inequality and Wage Policy: Teachers, Health Care, and Social Workers in Central Asia Rural Youth in the Context of Fragility and Conflict Can employment build peace? A pseudo-meta-analysis of employment programmes in Africa Household survey data for research on well-being and behavior in Central Asia Post‐socialist transition and intergenerational educational mobility in Kyrgyzstan Social Cohesion through Community- based Development in Kyrgyzstan Impact evaluation of the Livingsidebyside peacebuilding educational programme in Kyrgyzstan An Impact Evaluation of WFP Malnutrition Interventions in Niger The Connection Between Social Cohesion and Personality: A Multilevel Study in the Kyrgyz Republic Money Changes Everything? Education and Regional Deprivation Revisited

Related Events

7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference 17th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network: Conflict, Migration, and Displacement Workshop on the challenges facing Angolan youth “A juventude em Angola face aos desafios do future — Forças e fraquezas” Workshop on Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies

Related Experts

Quetzalli Martinez Mendoza Piero Ronzani Mariami Marsagishvili Paulina Rebolledo Asees Mohamed Shareef Anke Hoeffler Laura Peitz Alia Aghajanian Wim Naudé Maren M. Michaelsen Sami Miaari Charles Martin-Shields Sindu Kebede Wolfgang Stojetz Damir Esenaliev Tilman Brück

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