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.
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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.
'the Taliban thought they had solved a problem. When one of its gunmen shot a 15-year-old girl in the head for publicly opposing a ban on girls' schooling, it looked as though they had silenced a source of dissent. Instead, their intended victim has emerged a powerful voice for education.'
This round-table organised by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) brought together those with an interest in addressing the challenges of sustainable urbanisation and protracted urban displacement in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Simone HaysomThis policy brief details how the humanitarian sector needs to embrace an approach to protracted urban displacement that tackles both its political and programmatic challenges.
What are the challenges facing displaced populations in the context of rapid urbanisation? Based on more than 250 interviews with residents, IDPs, and Afghan refugees, as well as those tasked with assisting them, this paper seeks to examine urban displacement and vulnerability in Peshawar, Pakistan, one of the largest recipient cities for refugees and IDPs in South Asia.
'We cannot expect the people in the UK to pay taxes to improve education and health in Pakistan if the Pakistan elite is not paying income tax.'
Vegetable farmer with his watering cans in Ghana
A vegetable farmer with his watering cans in Ghana's Upper West Region, which has suffered failed rains and rising temperatures.
License: Creative Commons
Credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT)
Source: FlickrThe overall objective of this work is to provide an authoritative overview of the occurrence and status of groundwater resources in the Indo-Gangetic Basin (IGB) and to strengthen the evidence base linking groundwater, climate population and abstraction – collating and systemising existing data for policy and national planning and future research programmes.
Mairi Dupar explores what the governments of Kenya, Pakistan and Peru have in common in terms of their climate change action plans.
Babar Shahbaz, Qasim Ali Shah, Abid Q. Suleri, Steve Commins and Akbar Ali MalikThis review paper synthesises and assesses evidence from the existing literature on poverty and livelihoods, access to basic services and social protection, and aid and its governance in conflict-affected areas of Pakistan, particularly the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA)