Latest publications

Title Summary Date
Gambling on a better future: is international labour migration worth it?
Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Richard Mallett
Drawing on research carried out in Rolpa district in western Nepal and the districts of Swat and Lower Dir in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in north-western Pakistan, this briefing paper asks: is international labour migration actually working for those people gambling vast amounts of money – and, in some cases, their lives – to participate in it? 01/10/2014
Migration from the margins: mobility, vulnerability and inevitability in mid-western Nepal and north-western Pakistan
Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Richard Mallett, Anita Ghimire, Qasim Ali Shah, Bishnu Upreti and Haider Abbas
This report sets out to describe and explain the multidimensional process of international labour migration from two post-conflict contexts – Rolpa, Nepal and Swat and Lower Dir district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan. 01/10/2014
Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan
Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi and Rachel Gordon
This paper reviews large-scale humanitarian operations in South Sudan, focusing on what lessons can be learnt from Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) 01/10/2014
Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Pibor county, South Sudan from the perspective of displaced people
Martina Santschi, Leben Moro, Philip Dau, Rachel Gordon and Daniel Maxwell
This paper analyses people's perceptions of their former livelihoods, access to basic services and governance in Pibor County prior to the escalation of violence across South Sudan. 23/09/2014
How to study livelihoods: Bringing a sustainable livelihoods framework to life
Simon Levine
This paper offers a practical research guide that can help to bring existing Sustainable Livelihoods Frameworks to life. 23/09/2014
Mapping Sierra Leone’s plural health system and how people navigate it
Lisa Denney and Richard Mallett
This briefing paper maps the actors that constitute the plural health system in Sierra Leone and the relationships between them. Second, it examines the factors that influence health-seeking behaviour before setting out some recommendations on ways forward when developing appropriate interventions to address malnutrition. 19/09/2014
Sierra Leone: Getting beyond nutrition as “a women’s issue”
Richard Mallett and Lisa Denney
This briefing paper demonstrates how childcare is influenced by a range of household actors in Sierra Leone, and sets out what efforts to prevent malnutrition can do to engage with this reality. 15/09/2014
Understanding malnutrition and health choices at the community level in Sierra Leone
Lisa Denney, Richard Mallett with Ramatu Jalloh
This report looks at the challenges faced in preventing malnutrition in Sierra Leone from a localised perspective. 15/09/2014
From post-conflict recovery and state building to a renewed humanitarian emergency: A brief reflection on South Sudan
This paper is a brief reflection on the current situation in South Sudan, based on meetings with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, donors, humanitarian agencies, and members of South Sudanese civil society during a two-week mission in mid- to late June. 13/08/2014
Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance: baseline evidence from South Sudan
Marco d’Errico, Karolina Kozlowska and Daniel Maxwell
In 2012, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with inputs from the SLRC, implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in South Sudan aimed to produce data on people's livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, and people’s perceptions of governance. 11/08/2014