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SLRC launches synthesis reports

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22 June 2017

Today the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) published five synthesis reports drawing on six years of work in eight countries that draw conclusions for policy and practice on conflict, violence and fragility.

All the reports – as well as a selection of images from the reports and reflections from our researchers – are available to download.

The research

From 2011 to 2016, SLRC implemented packages of quantitative and qualitative research across eight countries affected by fragility and conflict: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka and Uganda. The research was guided by the following questions:

  • To what extent and under what conditions does the delivery of basic services and social protection contribute towards state legitimacy in fragile and conflict-affected situations?
  • How do external actors attempt to develop the capacities of states in fragile and conflict-affected situations to deliver better services – and how fit for purpose are the dominant approaches?
  • What do livelihood trajectories in fragile and conflict-affected situations tell us about how governments and aid agencies can more effectively support the ways in which people make a living?

The synthesis reports

The five reports published today bring together and analyse all relevant material on SLRC’s overarching research questions, with a view to drawing out broader lessons that will be of use to policy makers, practitioners and researchers.