International donors and policymakers frequently prioritise the provision of basic services in post-conflict states, based on the assumption that these services can boost state legitimacy and reduce the potential for post-conflict violence.
This briefing seeks to explore through evidence how this relationship operates in reality in South Kivu, DRC. It draws on the two wave panel survey conducted by SLRC in 2012 and 2015, in partnership with Wageningen University.
Key findings include:
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