Micro-Data Collection

Truth is the first casualty of war, as the ancient Greeks observed. Hence conducting rigorous analyses about the relationships between socio-economic development and security – and how to improve these outcomes – requires, in the first instance, collecting reliable information. This raises conceptual, methodological, practical and ethical, concerns. ISDC develops quantitative and  qualitative methodologies to address these concerns and thereby to enable high quality research in settings shaped by war, disaster or weak institutions. We also provide innovative techniques to measure these conditions, focusing on the exposure of individuals, households and firms to such circumstances. We regularly employ mixed methods to triangulate our research designs and findings and we stress the importance of longitudinal (or panel data) designs to account for unobservable characteristics.

Related Projects

Peacebuilding Fund Impact Evaluation, Learning and Dissemination: Phase 1 (PeaceFIELD1) Life with Corona in Africa SEEDS: Long-term Impacts of a Complex Agricultural Intervention on Welfare, Behaviour and Stability in Syria Inequality and Governance in Unstable Democracies: The Mediating Role of Trust Child Development in the Context of a School Feeding Programme in Kyrgyzstan Data Gap Analysis for Sustainable Development Goals 16 in Uganda Seeds of Resilience: A Quasi-experimental Impact Analysis of an FAO Emergency Intervention in Syria Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-Level Surveys: Training Course Crowdsourcing Conflict and Peace ‘Events’ in the Syrian Conflict An Impact Evaluation of ‘Living Side By Side’ in Kyrgyzstan Post-war Intimate Partner Violence in Angola

Related Publications

Ethnic inequality and forced displacement Weather shocks across seasons and child health: Evidence from a panel study in the Kyrgyz Republic Data Options for Assessing Gender Dimensions of Forced Displacement : A Background Note Inter-relationships between Fragility and Poverty: A Micro-level Analysis in Kenya A White Paper on Identifying Priority Variables on Households, Firms and Markets for Understanding Micro-Dynamics of Food Security in Insecure Situations The Wisdom Of Seeking Crowd Wisdom. Reflections on the ethics of using crowdsourcing and crowdseeding to collect data in conflict zones New Report: Life with Corona – Shared Global Sentiments and Stark Generational Divides What Works And What’s Next For Social Stability In Jordan? The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Kyrgyzstan Long-term behavioural impact of an integrated home garden intervention: evidence from Bangladesh ADB Country Diagnostic Study: Kyrgyz Republic: Improving Growth Potential Conflict and development: Recent research advances and future agendas On the Legacies of Wartime Governance Household survey data for research on well-being and behavior in Central Asia The Microeconomics of Violent Conflict Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-Level Surveys: Current Practices and Methodological Challenges New Developments in Measuring the Welfare Effects of Conflict Exposure at the Micro-Level A Micro-Level Perspective on the Dynamics of Conflict, Violence and Development

Related Events

7th Annual ‘Life in Kyrgyzstan’ Conference 17th Annual Workshop of the Households in Conflict Network: Conflict, Migration, and Displacement HG4RR Webinar Series: Nutrition Income Generation Intervention, Uganda 15th Annual HiCN Workshop “New Methods in Empirical Conflict Research” 2019 Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference

Related Experts

Piero Ronzani Tatiana Orozco Garcia Mariami Marsagishvili Paulina Rebolledo Lame Ungwang Dorothee Weiffen Laura Peitz Alia Aghajanian Philipp Schröder Maren M. Michaelsen Sami Miaari Sindu Kebede Neil Ferguson Damir Esenaliev Ghassan Baliki Tilman Brück

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