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18 December 2014
In Nepal, the Old Age Allowance is an essential lifeline for the elderly, but a series of constraints in its design and implementation are limiting its effectiveness in practice. This research looks at what should be done to further improve the effectiveness of the programme.
12 November 2014
Richard Mallett offers his reflections on the recently published Independent Commission for Aid Impact report and explains why shifting the focus from the macro-level to how people live on a day-to-day basis can help us understand how livelihoods actually work.
27 October 2014
Jessica Hagen-Zanker on why household surveys are invaluable for monitoring the “big picture” of development.
07 October 2014
We have just published a series of papers looking at the breakdown of post-conflict mechanisms in South Sudan; past and present humanitarian operations; and people's perceptions of their former livelihoods, access to basic services and governance in Pibor County.
02 October 2014
The economic returns of foreign employment come at a massive financial and physical cost for Nepalese and Pakistani migrants, according to our new research.
16 September 2014
In June, as part of a two-year study into state capacity and malnutrition, SLRC spent some time in northern Sierra Leone interviewing communities about the social causes of malnutrition.
05 August 2014
Daily life in Kabul goes on despite the chronic insecurity and uncertainty people face. Rich Mallett discovers a vibrant part of Kabul in the city’s tailoring sector.
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?