Making a living and securing basic necessities in challenging environments. Including issues such as: social protection, climate change, resource scarcity, human capital, disabilities, resilience, and wellbeing.

Engaging communities in rebuilding post-typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. Aid agencies, active on the ground in the immediate aftermath, have since left the region, leaving national and local government, policymakers and affected communities to respond to the long-term legacy.

Principal Investigator: Naila Kabeer. Lead Organistion: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Co-investigator: Ashwini Deshpande (University of Delhi)

Principal investigator: Philippe LeMay-Boucher. Lead Organisation: Heriot-Watt University

Co-investigators:Agnes Zabsonre; Louise Grogan; Gilles-Armand  

Principal Investigator: Armando Barrientos. Lead Organisation: University of Manchester

 

Picture shows a farmer and his wife with their store of maize crops - they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren. The maize is a drought tolerant variety.
This research seeks to generate robust, urgently needed evidence to address the critical knowledge gaps in order to inform policy debates and thinking on the further development of the Older Persons Cash Transfer Programme in Kenya.

Principal Investigator: Patrick James Nolen. Lead Organistion: University of Essex

Co-investigators: Isaac Osei-Akoto (University of Ghana) and Edoardo Masset (Institute of Development Studies)

Principal Investigator: Saurabh Arora. Lead Organisation: University of Sussex

Co-investigators: Ian Scoones; Vijayabaskar Manimegalai; Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng; Ajit Menon; Andy Stirling; Yusuf Dirie; Rebecca Maren White

Principal Investigators: Thomas Sikor and Mark Zeitoun. Lead Organisation: University of East Anglia

Co-investigators: Nada Ali; Janet Fisher; Heike Schroeder; Hari Prasad Dhungana; Michael Mason

Building peace in the new oil frontiers of Northern Kenya

Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social investment in schools and health clinics, and options for personal enrichment through contracts and tenders. In an area long inhabited by pastoralists, this rapid development has created tensions, resistance, and conflict around both access to new opportunities and also the impacts on lives and livelihoods.

Principal Investigator: Katherine Ann Brickell. Lead Organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London

Co Investigators: Mark Sithirith (CARE Cambodia); Laurie Parsons (Independant Anti-Slavery Comissioner)

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