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02 April 2014
When the troops leave, Afghanistan's small businesses face an uncertain future. Richard Mallett examines their plight and what foreign aid donors can do to better support livelihoods in rapidly changing economies.
01 April 2014
2004 World Development Report Conference (WDR2004): Derick Brinkerhoff (RTI International), Paul Collier (Oxford University), Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University), Rachel Slater (SLRC) and Chair, Alan Whaites (OECD) discuss what the trade-offs are when attempting to deliver services and build institutions in fragile states.
18 March 2014
Over a decade since the civil war officially ended in Sierra Leone, malnutrition still remains a serious problem, with the country ranked among the five states with the highest global hunger index score in 2009. Our recently published report suggests that persistent constraints in resources, skills and knowledge, and lack of political engagement are undermining the state’s capability to prevent malnutrition.
13 March 2014
This month, theHive speaks to Rachel Slater about her experience in the field of conflict, livelihoods, social protection and basic services.
24 January 2014
In a recent article published by The Washington Post, SLRC researcher Leben Moro reflects on the huge stake global powers have in ensuring oil production continues in South Sudan.
17 December 2013
NCCR and the Nepal Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS) have recently published a book entitled “Human Security in Nepal: Concepts, Issues and Challenges”.
02 December 2013
On Saturday 16th November, SLRC were at the DSA annual conference hosting a panel entitled "Service delivery and state-building: Perceptions of governance in fragile and conflict-affected situations". If you missed the panel, you can read about it here.
04 November 2013
On the 25th October 2013 the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) hosted a panel looking at livelihoods, basic services, security and justice: the socio-economic realities in conflict affected situations at The World Conference on Humanitarian Studies. If you missed the panel, you can read about it here: Livelihoods, basic services, security and justice - People's perceptions of basic services, livelihoods and governance in conflict-affected situations.
30 September 2013
In a recent article published by IRIN, Gloria Nguya reflects on the type of presence the state can have in Dungu, DRC, where many people remain internally displaced and have little prospects of securing their livelihoods.
26 September 2013
In her latest book, Dorothea Hilhorst provides a qualitative inquiry into the social and political dynamics of local institutional response, international policy and aid interventions in crises caused by conflict or natural disaster.

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