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Statebuilding and legitimacy: experiences of South Sudan
Leben Moro, Martina Santschi, Rachel Gordon, Philip Dau and Daniel Maxwell
This report uses South Sudan as an example to interrogate people’s perceptions of the state, asking what – if not service delivery – fosters state legitimacy. 10/05/2017
Basic service delivery and governance processes in South Kivu
A. J. E. Ferf, E. E. Thieme Groen, M. Mashanda, P. Milabyo and G. Sturge
Using a two wave SLRC panel survey, this briefing examines the relationship between perceived basic service provision and the strengthening of state legitimacy in post-conflict DRC. 13/04/2017
Prestation de services de base et processus de gouvernance au Sud-Kivu
A. J. E. Ferf, E. E. Thieme Groen, M. Mashanda, P. Milabyo and G. Sturge
Sur la base d'une enquête par panels en deux temps, cette note de synthèse examine les liens entre perceptions des prestations des services de base et le renforcement de la légitimité de l'Etat après le conflit en RDC. 13/04/2017
Prestation de services de base et processus de gouvernance au Sud-Kivu
A. J. E. Ferf, E. E. Thieme Groen, M. Mashanda, P. Milabyo and G. Sturge
Sur la base d'une enquête par panels en deux temps, cette note de synthèse examine les liens entre perceptions des prestations des services de base et le renforcement de la légitimité de l'Etat après le conflit en RDC. 13/04/2017
Bringing internally displaced persons back into sight in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Gloria Nguya
With millions of IDPs in DRC, this brief examines what channels of support are available and the improvements that need to be made, as part of a broader programme of work by the SLRC. 13/04/2017
How do conflict, violence and livelihood trajectories affect the legitimacy of the state in South Kivu (DRC)?
A. J. E. Ferf, E. E. Thieme Groen, M. Mashanda, P. Milabyo, G. Sturge
Drawing on SLRC panel surveys in South Kivu, DRC, this brief explores how conflict, violence and livelihood has affected the legitimacy of the state, and what factors cause differences in individuals’ perceptions. 13/04/2017
Moving in the right direction Development and change on the ground in Nepal
Richard Mallett
This briefing paper summarises the findings of an SLRC two wave longitudinal panel survey on the lives of ordinary citizens in Nepal during a period of economic and political change. The survey focused on people’s livelihoods, access to services and relationships with government, first in 2012 and then in 2015. 11/04/2017
Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance: Evidence from a 2012–2015 panel survey in Nepal
Georgina Sturge, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Gopikesh Acharya, Suman Babu Paudel, Annal Tandukar, Bishnu Upreti and Richard Mallett
This working paper presents the finding and analysis of a two wave panel survey conducted in 2012 and 2015 in Nepal, as part of an SLRC series examining livelihoods, access to services and relationship to the government in fragile and conflict-affected countries. 11/04/2017
Can Social Protection Build State Legitimacy? Perspectives from Post War Sri Lanka
Nayana Godamunne
Through a qualitative study of three regions in post-conflict (1983-2009) Sri Lanka, this article seeks to explore the theoretical assertion that links social protection provision with increased state legitimacy in a post war context. 11/04/2017
Rethinking state-building, fragility and conflict
Richard Mallett, Dina Mansour-Ille, Charlotte Morris
This report draws on an event at Wilton Park, in partnership with DFID, ODI and SLRC, which brought together aid workers, diplomats and researchers in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia and the Middle East to discuss current approaches to conflict and what practical alternatives are available. 11/04/2017

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