Tracking livelihoods, service delivery and governance: panel survey findings from the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

Georgina Sturge, Richard Mallett, Jessica Hagen-Zanker and Rachel Slater

Type: DRC, Nepal, Pakistan, Research Reports, Sri Lanka, Uganda

Date: 25/07/2017

Full summary

Public-goods provision, equitable growth and rights-based development are at their most challenging in places affected by fragility, conflict and violence – which is why donors and agencies maintain a particular focus on such areas. However, while it is essential that such investments are based on solid evidence, understanding of how post-conflict recovery and state-building processes happen is limited.


The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) works to address this lack of evidence. As a key component of its work, SLRC has established longitudinal panels with individuals as the unit of analysis in five countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda.


This report summarises the main findings from both waves of the survey, which collected data on people’s livelihoods; their access to or experience with basic services, and their relationship with governance processes and practices.


This report is one of a series produced at the end of SLRC’s first phase. These reports bring together and analyse all relevant material on SLRC’s overarching research questions, with a view to drawing out broader lessons that will be of use to policy makers, practitioners and researchers.