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“Don’t tell them where we live” – Caste and access to education in northern Sri Lanka
Aftab Lall
This study explores the role that caste plays in access to and provision of education services for a low-caste community in Jaffna Town, Sri Lanka. 16/03/2017
Towards inclusion and integration? Syrian refugee women’s fragile new livelihoods in Jordan
Holly A Ritchie
This briefing examines refugee women’s adoption of new economic roles, which transgress traditional gender roles and remain precarious due to a lack of legal protection. 03/03/2017
Uncertain livelihoods in refugee environments: between risk and tradition for Syrian refugee women in Jordan
Holly A Ritchie
This paper examines the emerging economic activities, institutional dynamics, and key social trends of Syrian women refugees in Jordan. 02/03/2017
Life in the times of ‘late development’: Livelihood trajectories in Afghanistan, 2002-2016
Adam Pain and Danielle Huot
This paper considers what can be learnt from the trajectories of households in rural Afghanistan, tracked from 2002 to 2016. 22/02/2017
Afghanistan’s ‘surplus’ rural population
Adam Pain and Danielle Huot
This briefing is based on three rounds of a panel survey conducted from 2002 to 2016 in rural Afghanistan, and considers what the lack of agricultural growth means for rural households. 22/02/2017
Transforming Afghanistan? Seeking coherence between technical solutions and political processes: lessons from the field
Adam Pain, Ashley Jackson, Danielle Huot and Giulia Minoia
This briefing paper draws from three years of research into how people make a living in rural Afghanistan and the role that government, aid agencies, markets and the private sector have played. 22/02/2017
Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance: Evidence from a 2012-2015 panel survey in Pakistan
Babar Shahbaz, Abid Suleri, Mohsin Ali and Huma Khan With input from Georgina Sturge, Richard Mallett and Jessica Hagen-Zanker
This report is based on two rounds of a survey conducted in the conflict-affected Swat and Lower Dir districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province, Pakistan. The first round of the survey was conducted in 2012, and the second in 2015, measuring changes in people’s livelihoods, access to basic services, social protection and livelihood assistance, and their perceptions of governance. 09/01/2017
Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance: Evidence from a 2012-2015 panel survey in South Kivu, DRC
Adriaan J. E. Ferf and Evelien E. Thieme Groen, with Murhega Mashanda, Patrick Milabyo and Georgina Sturge
This paper reports on the findings emerging from the second round of the survey – previously conducted in 2012 – of households in the conflict-affected province of South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 23/12/2016
Livelihood trajectories in Afghanistan: Evidence from three villages in Herat Province
Danielle Huot, Adam Pain and Ihsanullah Ghafoori
Poverty levels in Afghanistan have remained largely unchanged despite considerable international investment. This report examines the underlying reasons, drawing on a longitudinal study – ongoing since 2003 - of households in three villages in the Pashtun Zarghun district of Herat. 22/12/2016
Livelihood trajectories in Afghanistan: Silent violence in Kandahar Province
Adam Pain, Danielle Huot and Ihsanullah Ghafoori
This study on livelihood trajectories in Kandahar is part of the third round of a panel survey tracking the fortunes of rural Afghan households. It explores the contrasting trajectories – improving, declining and coping – across the study households. 22/12/2016