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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Rachel Slater
Rachel Slater

Rachel Slater

Research Fellow and Head of Programme, Social Protection

Rachel specialises in social protection, food security and rural and agricultural development. She has particular expertise in sub Saharan Africa (especially Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zambia) and South Asia. Her most recent work includes policy analysis and providing advisory support to social protection policy-makers and implementers, and the development of innovative social protection instruments and implementation mechanisms (including the design of targeting tools for social protection programmes, and a toolbox for maximising linkages between growth and social protection). Rachel is also the Research Director of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (www.securelivelihoods.org)

To request a copy of Rachel's CV please email n.mathers@odi.org.uk

Access to Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Access to Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contaminated water in Karial slum, one of the urban slums of Dhaka
License: Creative Commons
Credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park
Source: United Nations

Making services work for poor people: the science and politics of delivery

Event - Conference - 28 February - 1 March 2014
​The 2004 World Development Report (WDR), Making Services Work for Poor People, is recognised as ground-breaking in its appraisal of accountability relationships and performance for service delivery. Ten years on, what have we learnt about the science and politics of service delivery – and what are the emerging issues that will shape future priorities?

Sustainable Development Policy Institute 2013 conference: creating momentum - today is tomorrow

Event - Conference - 10 - 12 December 2013

​​The Sustainable Development Policy Institute(SDPI) will be hosting its Sixteenth Sustainable Development Conference titled 'Creating Momentum: Today is Tomorrow' in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium will be at the SDPI conference looking at livelihoods in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS), particularly in the South Asian region. 

Conducting surveys to find out people's perceptions of service delivery in conflict: You must be crazy!

Opinion - Films and videos - 18 November 2013

Over 2012-13 the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) conducted a panel survey in five conflict-affected countries; DRC, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda.

The aim was to find out people’s perceptions of basic services, livelihoods, and their views of governance actors. 

SLRC plan to go back and re-interview the same households in 2015 to find out whether their perceptions shift over time. 

Research Director, Rachel Slater reflects on whether we were crazy to do something so ambitious at the DSA Conference.