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

Understanding Displacement and Urbanisation in Somali Cities

How research captured the experiences of displaced people in four Somali cities and provided spaces for them to raise their concerns with policymakers. The study showed that land, tenure and labour insecurity consistently feature in their lives. Living conditions differed considerably depending on the duration of settlement, individuals’ connection to local power-holders, and their gender.
News: Debt, climate change and Cambodia's 'blood bricks'
Findings from the ESRC-DFID funded project 'Blood bricks: examining the climate change-modern slavery nexus in the Cambodian construction industry' have been shared in The Highland Times and Made in China Journal.

Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial

Aber, Lawrence J. et al (2016) ‘Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial’ Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 10.3: 507-529.

Promoting children's learning and development in conflict-affected countries: Testing change process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2016)

Aber, Lawrence J. et al (2017) ‘Promoting children's learning and development in conflict-affected countries: Testing change process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’, Development and Psychopathology 29.1: 53-67.

Migrants provide solutions for urban sustainability
Researchers and policymakers from city and national planning agencies discussed the insights and challenges faced by migrants in rapidly growing cities in Bangladesh.
News: 'Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty' take a look at this snapshot of the event so far

The ‘Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty’ conference recently took place in Delhi, India from 3-5 December.

The event focused on the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research as it approaches its final phase. 

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