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, seeking to learn from a set of interventions fostered by the local government of Medellín, Colombia's second largest city.
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.
Researchers will study human development in its many dimensions from early infanthood throughout childhood as well as the policies implemented to target these dimensions to identify mechanisms that underlie the accumulation of human capital.
Principal Investigator: Maurice Kugler. Lead Organisation: Harvard University