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Peacebuilding and service delivery
Lisa Denney, Richard Mallett and Dyan Mazurana
This briefing is part of a series of inputs to the United Nations's Advisory Group of Experts working on the Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA). The briefing paper explores why service delivery matters for peace-building and the relationship between service delivery, peace-building and state legitimacy. 16/04/2015
Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance: baseline evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda
Richard Mallett, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Rachel Slater and Georgina Sturge
This paper shows findings from a cross-country panel survey which took place in five conflict-affected countries: DRC, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda. The aim of the survey was to explore people’s experiences, perceptions and expectations of the state and local governance actors with regards to basic service delivery, social protection and livelihoods in fragile and conflict-affected situations. The first round of the survey was conducted in 2012-13. We will be returning to the same households to conduct the second round of our panel survey later this year and in 2015. 14/04/2015
Surveying livelihoods service delivery and governance: baseline evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo
C.W.J. de Milliano, A. Ferf, J. Oude Groeniger and M. Mashanda
In 2012, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in DRC aimed to produce data on people's livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, and people’s perceptions of governance. 31/03/2015
Economics & Political Weekly Special Issue: Conflict, transition and development
GIulia Minoia, Wamiqullah Mumtaz, and Adam Pain; Dolly Kikon; Soe Nandar Linn; Chiranjibi Bhandari; Devaka Gunawardena; Harini Amarasuriya; Vijay K Nagaraj
This special collection brings together six papers from across South Asia presented at an international symposium titled Challenges of Post-War Development in Asia and Africa, along with an introduction. The Symposium was convened by the Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium from 1 to 3 September 2014 in Colombo. 02/03/2015
Perceptions of post-conflict livelihood interventions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: targeting, access and relevance
Qasim Ali Shah and Babar Shahbaz
This working paper looks at the relevance, targeting and accessibility of post-conflict and disaster livelihood interventions in Pakistan’s Swat and Lower Dir districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. 26/02/2015
Access to water and sanitation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka: perceptions of caste
Aftab Lall
Five years on from the end of the war, access to water and sanitation in conflict affected Jaffna, Sri Lanka, continues to be shaped by deeply embedded structures of marginalization, discrimination and exclusion. This working paper explores the ways in which caste is perceived amongst a low caste community in Jaffna and how caste based discrimination shapes their access to water and sanitation. 17/02/2015
The informal regulation of the onion market in Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Giulia Minoia, Wamiqullah Mumatz and Adam Pain
This briefing paper is based on a study on the onion market which investigates how one agricultural commodity market works and the ways in which social relationships govern access to the market in terms of information, credit, trading costs, returns and risks. 28/01/2015
Politics and Governance in Afghanistan: Nangarhar Province
Ashley Jackson
This briefing paper seeks to comprehend the local context and highlight the shortcomings of development and governance interventions in Afghanistan, Nangarhar. In an effort to understand the power relations at play, it explores subnational governance and access to public goods. 28/01/2015
Labour markets, social inequality and the tailors of Kabul
Richard Mallett and Adam Pain
How do labour markets actually work in insecure and dynamic contexts? This briefing paper looks at the experiences of young women and men working in the tailoring sector of Kabul, Afghanistan. Tailoring employs more women than any other sector in urban Afghanistan, and it is also the fourth largest employer of men living in urban areas. It therefore offers an ideal opportunity for gendered labour market analysis. 28/01/2015
Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the catering sector in Lira, Northern Uganda
Drawing on qualitative data this study seeks to generate evidence on how urban labour markets actually work through an investigation of young people’s participation in the catering sector of Lira – a large and expanding town in post-conflict northern Uganda. 16/12/2014