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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
‘Bad work’ and the challenges of creating decent work for youth in northern Uganda
Drawing on work previously published by SLRC on the livelihoods of youth in northern Uganda, this briefing situates the challenges facing young people searching for work within the country’s slow and uneven post-war recovery process. 21/03/2017
Access to water and sanitation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka: perceptions of caste
Aftab Lall
Five years on from the end of the war, access to water and sanitation in conflict affected Jaffna, Sri Lanka, continues to be shaped by deeply embedded structures of marginalization, discrimination and exclusion. This working paper explores the ways in which caste is perceived amongst a low caste community in Jaffna and how caste based discrimination shapes their access to water and sanitation. 16/03/2017
“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