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Rachel Slater

Rachel Slater specialises in social protection, food security and rural and agricultural development. She has particular expertise in sub Saharan Africa (especially Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia) and South Asia. Her most recent work includes policy analysis and providing advisory support to social protection policy-makers and implementers, and the development of innovative social protection instruments and implementation mechanisms (including the design of targeting tools for social protection programmes, and a toolbox for maximising linkages between growth and social protection).

Read Rachel's blogs:

Service delivery in fragile states: meeting expectations or missing the point?: "Is it possible to deliver basic services effectively and efficiently, and at the same time enhance state legitimacy in fragile states?"

A longitudinal panel survey in a conflict-affected situation! Are you crazy?: "Are people right to be so scathing or sceptical about us trying to use quantitative survey methods in the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, or about us attempting a panel?"

Service delivery and state-building: the 46.7 billion dollar question?

Welcome to SLRC's blog.

This blog will feature reflections from our team of researchers on the practicalities of actually conducting research in conflict-affected situations. We will also be posting guest blogs written by key researchers and practioners working on livelihoods, basic services and social protection in conflict-affected situations.