Security in development and conflict contexts, including issues such as: local governance, education, religion, and gender.

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The project explores the serious implications of the misappropriation of oil revenues for Nigeria's political institutions; and their capacity to both redistribute resources for poverty reduction and to deliver security in regions of the country affected by violence, political settlements and organized crime dynamics.
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The research responds to emerging global norms intended to reconcile natural resource management with poverty alleviation with potential to transform development practice, if they effectively support rights to natural resources and sustainable livelihoods.
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This project monitors the effectiveness of the typhoon Yolanda relief efforts in the Philippines in relation to building sustainable routes out of poverty. The focus is on urban population risk, vulnerability to disasters, and resilience in the aftermath of these shocks and the conditions in which agency can be built over time.
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Researchers are examining how and why local peace-building efforts succeed in minimising violence in contexts where there are large new investments, focusing on the remote rural areas of Kenya and Sierra Leone, and its impacts on the poor in marginal rural areas.
Photo ID 468142. 27/03/2011. Sudan. UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran
Over 75 million children around the world are currently out of school, and over half of them live in conflict-affected countries (CACs). The evidence from this project suggests as an international community, we are currently failing in our efforts due to the "stunning lack of evidence" as to what works to promote children's learning in the context of conflict and crisis.
New Wipunu Water Source

Community management of handpumps has been the accepted mode of thinking for rural water supply over three decades in Africa. However, despite billions invested in rural handpumps one in three handpumps do not work in rural Africa. This represents a huge wasted investment and is associated with high but avoidable health, welfare and livelihood costs. Encouragingly, the risk of handpump breakdown bears all the hallmarks of an insurable risk.

This research seeks to answer the question: To what extent do education and peacebuilding interventions in the two countries promote teacher agency and capacity to build peace and reduce inequalities?

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Recent research recognises the importance of political settlements in determining the equitability of development and societal stability. This research on political settlements analyses the different roles that women and men play in determining a given settlement.

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