Shocks & Livelihoods

Households around the world face various shocks, including climatic, economic, environmental, and conflict-related stresses. Such shocks impact household livelihoods in numerous domains including physical, human, and social capital. In the absence of strong institutional support to help absorb these shocks, households are forced to adopt harmful coping strategies to ensure adequate food security and welfare. In the long-run, this can leave households more vulnerable to future shocks, creating poverty traps. ISDC studies how households adapt to various community-level and idiosyncratic shocks and evaluates how humanitarian and development programs assists the most vulnerable households in their adaptation strategies. We focus particularly on the analysis of shocks and livelihoods in conflict-affected, fragile and humanitarian settings.

Related Projects

Gendered Dimensions of Protracted Forced Displacement in Sudan Gendered Dimensions of Forced Displacement in North-east Nigeria Life with Corona in Africa 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 Agricultural Transformation in Syria: Impact Evaluation of FAO’s Smallholder Support Program Gendered Dimensions of Forced Displacement Home Gardens For Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) Seeds of Resilience: A Quasi-experimental Impact Analysis of an FAO Emergency Intervention in Syria Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-Level Surveys: Training Course Micro-level Linkages between Poverty and Fragility How to Better Measure and Analyze Food Insecurity in Conflict-affected Areas Rural Youth in the Context of Fragility and Conflict Impact Analysis of Food Security Interventions in North-East Nigeria Micro-Foundations of Fragility: Concepts, Measurement and Application Does Opportunity Reduce Instability? A Meta-Analysis of Skills and Employment Interventions in LMICs Sowing and Harvesting Peace for Food Security Drivers of Mixed Migration: Analyzing the Determinants and the Role of Development and Security Policies in the MENA Region 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

Related Publications

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 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 Inter-relationships between Fragility and Poverty: A Micro-level Analysis in Kenya Effects of poverty on fragility: A micro-level analysis in Kenya Analysing the Role of Employment Programmes in Building Peace and Stability 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 Supporting Emergency Needs, Early Recovery and Longer-term Resilience in Syria’s Agriculture Sector Data Gap Analysis for SDG-16 In Uganda Conflict and development. Recent research advances and future agendas The Nexus of Food, Drought and Conflict: Evidence from a Case-Study on Somalia Can Jobs Programs Build Peace? New Report: Life with Corona – Shared Global Sentiments and Stark Generational Divides Trust in the Time of Corona 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

Related Events

CEDIL Policy Workshop 2022 Final Webinar in the HG4RR Webinar – Home Gardening under challenging conditions – Concern’s experience from Niger and Bangladesh 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: Nutrition Income Generation Intervention, Uganda HG4RR Webinar – Session #3 HG4RR Webinar Series – Session #2 HG4RR Webinar Series – Session #1 Workshop on Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies 2019 Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference

Related Experts

Mariami Marsagishvili Dorothee Weiffen Ani Todua Maren M. Michaelsen Sami Miaari Sindu Kebede Wolfgang Stojetz Ghassan Baliki Tilman Brück

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