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How does the relationship between populations living in areas of conflict, and armed non-state actors, result in forms of local governance and affect livelihoods? Based on work in Colombia, India, Lebanon, Niger and South Africa.

The project examines the links between mobility, poverty reduction, social inclusion and urban integration. It seeks to learn systematically from a critical assessment of a set of interventions fostered by the local government of Medellín, Colombia's second largest city (population 3.5 million).

credit:kingstongal/Flickr - Looking down on Bogota from the top of Monserrate
The ‘Economic and social consequences of armed conflict in Colombia: evidence for designing effective policies in conflict and post-conflict regions’ research project took place at a crucial time in Colombia’s recent political and military history. With a new government seeking evidence that could be used in peace talks with armed rebels, the team adopted a range of strategies and tools that led to tangible policy change.
A Syrian refugee in Lebanon using a fishing net that she's made

This project analyses costs that trade liberalisation imposed on workers in Colombia, with particular attention to effects on those earning relatively low wages. The Colombian experience of market reform, including trade liberalisation, typifies policies increasing openness to international trade, which have been pervasive in developing countries.

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