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The first round of the SLRC Panel Survey: The Process Paper
Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Richard Mallett, Rachel Slater
A lengthy design stage preceded the first round of the SLRC panel survey. This paper shares SLRC’s experiences of survey design and survey implementation stages, and identifies three key lessons about doing surveys in conflict-affected situations. 12/11/2015
Livelihoods, conflict and aid programming: Is the evidence base good enough?
Richard Mallett and Rachel Slater
Livelihood security and inclusive growth are generally seen to be good for development and peace. By extension, so too are interventions that seek to promote livelihoods and stimulate economic activity. But how solid is the evidence for this assumption? 08/10/2015
Taking village context into account in Afghanistan
Adam Pain and Georgina Sturge
This briefing paper relates to the report, Mapping village variability in Afghanistan: The use of cluster analysis to construct village typologies, and outlines the importance of understanding the particular village context when designing, implementing and evaluating aid interventions 01/10/2015
The drinking water service and users' perceptions of the state in Rolpa, Nepal
Gopikesh Acharya, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Suman Babu Paudel, Annal Tandukar and Paul Harvey
Over 96% of Nepalese households can still not access drinking water at home. In this paper, the authors examine what effect this has on users’ views of the government 02/09/2015
Could do better: Education in Nepal and users’ perceptions of the state
Annal Tandukar, Suman Babu Paudel, Gopikesh Acharya
Despite significant investment by the government, quality education still seems to rely on individual leadership. Why? 25/08/2015
Taking the temperature: Health services in Nepal and users’ perceptions of the state
Suman Babu Paudel, Gopikesh Acharya, Annal Tandukar
Going to a no-fee government district hospital in Nepal can be more expensive than visiting a private clinic. Why? 25/08/2015
Thirsty for change: Water services in Nepal and users’ perceptions of the state
Gopikesh Acharya, Suman Babu Paudel, Annal Tandukar
Three quarters of all Nepalese households still have no sanitation. Why? 25/08/2015
Education services and users’ perceptions of the state in Rolpa, Nepal
Annal Tandukar, Sony KC, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Suman Babu Paudel, Gopikesh Acharya and Paul Harvey
Significant progress has been made in rebuilding Nepal's education services post-conflict, but the government’s role in this is not widely understood. In this paper, the authors examine why 25/08/2015
Health services and users’ perceptions of the state in Rolpa, Nepal
Suman Babu Paudel, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Gopikesh Acharya, Annal Tandukar and Paul Harvey
Free medicines and basic health services have failed to improve the view of the government in Nepal. In this paper, the authors examine why 25/08/2015
After Ebola: towards a smarter model of capacity building
Richard Mallett and Lisa Denney
This briefing paper relates to the report, After Ebola: why and how capacity support to Sierra Leone’s health sector needs to change. The central argument of this briefing paper is that capacity building in the country’s health sector has been thought about and operationalised in a narrow, technical way. This dominant approach has ignored both the relational and systemic dimensions of capacity. A smarter model of capacity building is needed – one that does justice to the challenge of health systems strengthening, and to citizens seeking quality healthcare. To that end, five ideas and several recommendations are proposed. 02/07/2015

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