Perceptions of post- conflict livelihood interventions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: targeting, access and relevance

Perceptions of post- conflict livelihood interventions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: targeting, access and relevance

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  • Friday | 27 Feb, 2015
  • Syed Qasim Ali Shah, Babar Shahbaz
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Qasim Ali Shah and Babar Shahbaz

Background

This paper examines the rationale and relevance of post-conflict livelihood interventions1 in Swat and Lower Dir districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan. Both of these districts have undergone violent conflicts (militancy in 2007-2009) and natural disaster (floods in 2010) in the recent past and have seen a huge inflow of international development aid (Shahbaz et al., 2012).

Rebuilding livelihoods and economic recovery are major challenges in conflict- and disaster-affected areas. Such regions need special attention from international and national donors as well as from the state. Livelihood recovery in post-conflict situations is often the foremost priority of international development assistance in fragile- and conflict-affected states.