Humanitarian Emergencies

Humanitarian emergencies represent a key obstacle for equitable human development. Often extensive political violence is deeply entwined with complex emergencies, as political orders are challenged as emergencies unfold. Furthermore, while supporting ‘normal’ development is already a tall challenge, intervening in humanitarian emergencies is in itself a complex task, often undertaking with limited resources and under time pressure. Yet overcoming humanitarian emergencies and achieving socio-economic development are two sides of the same coin and it is increasingly recognized that humanitarian and development interventions are more effective if closely integrated. ISDC can provide rigorous evidence on how humanitarian emergencies impact people, how interventions impact people and how interventions can be best designed under these circumstances. We work with governments, international organizations, foundations and NGOs to generate knowledge to overcome humanitarian emergencies.

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 SEEDS: Long-term Impacts of a Complex Agricultural Intervention on Welfare, Behaviour and Stability in Syria Gendered Dimensions of Forced Displacement Impact Evaluation of UNHCR’s Engagement in Humanitarian-Development Cooperation How to Better Measure and Analyze Food Insecurity in Conflict-affected Areas Impact Analysis of Food Security Interventions in North-East Nigeria Analyzing the Link Between Employment Programs and Social Stability – Phase I Sowing and Harvesting Peace for Food Security Feasibility Study to Assess the Use of Existing Micro-data on Somalia for Impact Evaluations Micro-data on Households, Markets and Firms in Crisis: Understanding micro-economic impact and response to shocks in hard to reach environments Impact Analysis of a Food Security and Resilience Program in Syria An Impact Evaluation of WFP Malnutrition Interventions in Niger

Related Publications

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 Drivers of food choice among children and caregivers in post-earthquake Nepal A White Paper on Identifying Priority Variables on Households, Firms and Markets for Understanding Micro-Dynamics of Food Security in Insecure Situations Monitoring and Impact Analysis of the BMZ and EU-funded FAO Resilience Programme in Syria The Nexus of Food, Drought and Conflict: Evidence from a Case-Study on Somalia What Works And What’s Next For Social Stability In Jordan? Activity Choices of Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees: Quantitative Survey Evidence from Post-War Northern Uganda The effects of violent conflict on household resilience and food security: Evidence from the 2014 Gaza conflict Strengthening Food Security in Acute Crisis Settings: First Insights from North-east Nigeria Drivers of Resilience and Food Security in North-east Nigeria: Learning from Micro Data in an Emergency Setting Food security and violent conflict: Introduction to the special issue The Relationships between Food Security and Violent Conflict. A Report to the Food and Agriculture Organization

Related Events

CEDIL Policy Workshop 2022 New Methods for Impact Evaluations in Conflict and Humanitarian Emergency Settings: An International Interdisciplinary Research Workshop HG4RR Webinar Series: Impact of home gardens on household dietary diversity and micronutrient status in rural Tanzania 17th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network: Conflict, Migration, and Displacement HG4RR Webinar Series – The Permagarden Pathway to Resilience and Food Security HG4RR Webinar Series: Nutrition Income Generation Intervention, Uganda HG4RR Webinar – Session #3 HG4RR Webinar Series – Session #1 15th Annual HiCN Workshop “New Methods in Empirical Conflict Research” Workshop on Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies

Related Experts

Melodie Daccache Asees Mohamed Shareef Anke Hoeffler Alia Aghajanian Rebecca Wolfe Charles Martin-Shields Wolfgang Stojetz Tilman Brück

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