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The Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme of Nepal's Local Governance and Community Development Programme
Gopikesh Acharya, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Suman Babu Paudel, Annal Tandukar and Daniel Harris
Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) interventions were introduced in Nepal after the Maoist insurgency to improve basic drinking water and sanitation service delivery and local governance and state-society relations. But what effect have they really had? 23/06/2016
Perceptions of livelihood services delivery: A study of fisher communities in post-war north and east of Sri Lanka
Geetha Mayadunne and Mira Phillips
Six years after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, northern and eastern coastal communities have mixed experiences of fisher service delivery by the government. This paper examines their experiences and perceptions and the impact on state legitimacy 03/06/2016
The Effectiveness of Local Peace Committees in Nepal: A study from Bardiya district
Annal Tandukar, Bishnu Raj Upreti, Suman Babu Paudel, Gopikesh Acharya, Daniel Harris
Local Peace Committees were set up in Nepal to help support peacebuilding initiatives at the local level. But have they really made any difference? 03/06/2016
Recovering from war and living in hope: Fruit and vegetable markets in Pakistan’s Swat Valley
Abid Suleri, Babar Shahbaz and Qasim Shah
Swat’s fruit and vegetable markets were severely curtailed when the valley was captured by the Taliban in 2007. This paper examines what tactics markets can adopt to recover post-conflict 17/05/2016
Change the context not the girls: Improving efforts to reduce teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone
Lisa Denney, Rachel Gordon, Aminata Kamara and Precious Lebby
In 2013 Sierra Leone ranked among the ten nations with the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world. This report examines current programming responses post-Ebola and asks where there is room for improvement 16/05/2016
How to reduce teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone
Lisa Denney and Rachel Gordon
Already high rates of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone are said to have soared during Ebola. This paper examines current programming approaches to address teen pregnancy and identifies five conceptual gaps 16/05/2016
Livelihood recovery in post-conflict northern Uganda
Simon Levine
A number of questions and concerns are often raised by those seeking to support people's recovery reveal from a crisis: When does recovery start? How fast is it? How long does it take until it’s ‘over’? Who is being left behind? The answers to these questions matter – but so perhaps do the assumptions on which they are based 31/03/2016
Women engaging in transactional sex and working in prostitution: Practices and underlying factors of the sex trade in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of Congo
Isumbisho Mwapu, Dorothea Hilhorst, Murhega Mashanda, Muhigwa Bahananga and Ruhamya Mugenzi
Transactional sex and prostitution form a significant part of everyday urban life in South Kivu, DRC. This report examines the importance of transactional sex as an element in women’s survival strategies and seeks to understand women’s motivations and their agency in engaging in prostitution and transactional sex 08/03/2016
The many faces of transactional sex: Women’s agency, livelihoods and risk factors in humanitarian contexts: A Literature Review
Constance Formson and Dorothea Hilhorst
Transactional sex is just one of the coping mechanisms that women adopt in humanitarian crisis. This paper explores its complex relationship with livelihoods and the multiple risks and vulnerabilities that women engaging in it face 08/03/2016
Getting the balance right? Sexual violence response in the DRC: A comparison between 2011 and 2014
Nynke Douma, Dorothea Hilhorst and Jocelyne Matabaro
The Democratic Republic of Congo is known internationally for the conflict-affected sexual violence that has scarred a very large number of victims. This report compares sexual violence response programmes in 2011 and 2014 and asks if we have got the balance right 11/02/2016