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Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey is a Partner with Humanitarian Outcomes, an independent team of professionals providing evidence-based analysis and policy consultations to governments and international organisations on their humanitarian response efforts. He is also the Chief Executive of a DFID funded, ODI led research consortium working on livelihoods and services in fragile and conflict affected situations (SLRC).

He was previously a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group in the Overseas Development Institute. Recent work has included a review of the state of the humanitarian system and reports on the role of the state, cash based responses and dependency in humanitarian aid. Prior to joining ODI he worked for various NGOs as an emergency manager, including work in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Kosovo.

Read Paul's blogs:

Malnutrition in Sierra Leone: Moving away from training, training (and more training): "Capacity building is stuck in a rut and tackling malnutrition in Sierra Leone requires different approaches"

Informal taxation and livelihoods: A neglected research agenda: "Informal taxation plays an important role in people's everyday struggle to secure their livelihoods. We need to look at what people have to pay to get by if we really want to open up opportunities to create resilient livelihoods in conflict affected situations."

Getting beyond seeds and tools in eastern DRC: "Difficult and risky contexts should not be an excuse for inaction or inadequate action when it comes to securing livelihoods"

The New Deal in difficult places: "The New Deal is an exciting new development, but this shouldn't prevent critical analysis of its limitations"

What are SLRC researchers reading?: "We've pick out a few good reads which look at different forms of taxation, development, governance and the New Deal."

MDGs and ‘Fragile States: "Are 'fragile states' failing to meet the MDGs? The answer might not be as black and white as one might expect."

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.