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05 August 2014
Hundreds of people have died of Ebola. SLRC Sierra Leone Research Programme Leader, Lisa Denney, has been telling the UK media about gaps she has seen in Sierra Leone's health services.
22 July 2014
This month SLRC Sierra Leone research lead, Lisa Denney, looks at the current Ebola outbreak and argues that though prevention might be better than cure, it is much harder to build capacity to do this.
01 July 2014
What are people's perceptions of livelihoods support, basic services, economic opportunities, and governance when living in conflict-affected states?
26 June 2014
SLRC researcher, Ashley Jackson reflects on this weekend’s voting activities in Afghanistan and calls on the international community to ensure that the results are legitimate and don’t drive Afghanistan deeper into conflict.
02 April 2014
When the troops leave, Afghanistan's small businesses face an uncertain future. Richard Mallett examines their plight and what foreign aid donors can do to better support livelihoods in rapidly changing economies.
01 April 2014
2004 World Development Report Conference (WDR2004): Derick Brinkerhoff (RTI International), Paul Collier (Oxford University), Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University), Rachel Slater (SLRC) and Chair, Alan Whaites (OECD) discuss what the trade-offs are when attempting to deliver services and build institutions in fragile states.
18 March 2014
Over a decade since the civil war officially ended in Sierra Leone, malnutrition still remains a serious problem, with the country ranked among the five states with the highest global hunger index score in 2009. Our recently published report suggests that persistent constraints in resources, skills and knowledge, and lack of political engagement are undermining the state’s capability to prevent malnutrition.
24 January 2014
In a recent article published by The Washington Post, SLRC researcher Leben Moro reflects on the huge stake global powers have in ensuring oil production continues in South Sudan.
02 December 2013
On Saturday 16th November, SLRC were at the DSA annual conference hosting a panel entitled "Service delivery and state-building: Perceptions of governance in fragile and conflict-affected situations". If you missed the panel, you can read about it here.
04 November 2013
On the 25th October 2013 the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) hosted a panel looking at livelihoods, basic services, security and justice: the socio-economic realities in conflict affected situations at The World Conference on Humanitarian Studies. If you missed the panel, you can read about it here: Livelihoods, basic services, security and justice - People's perceptions of basic services, livelihoods and governance in conflict-affected situations.