Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC) sub-project the SLRC Phase II Thematic Research
Duration: 1st January 2017-31st December 2018
Team Members: Dr. Shehryar Khan Toru, Dr. Sajid Amin Javed, Maryam Waqar
The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) is an eight-year global research programme exploring livelihoods, basic services, and social protection in conflict-affected situations. After six years of research in eight countries supported by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), along with Irish Aid and the European Commission (EC), Phase I of the programme is now concluded. Five synthesis reports pulling together the key findings of this phase were published in June 2017, and the SLRC was launched into a new stage of research.
The original SLRC research questions will continue to guide our work, but SLRC Phase II seeks to build on the achievements of phase I and move beyond the findings, both theoretically and methodologically. Phase II includes a new round of competitive funding which was launched in August 2017 and led to the selection of new projects under three research themes, which will be connected to the SLRC panel survey.
- SDPI has been selected as an SLRC partner under both Theme 1 and Theme 3 for work in Pakistan.
- Under Theme 1, SDPI will work together with Georgina Sturge (ODI) on a study on Household borrowing as a livelihood strategy in Pakistan. SDPI researchers will work with Georgina as per the full research proposal in Annex A.
- Under Theme 3, SDPI will lead a study on constructing state legitimacy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. For more details on this work, please see the full research proposal in Annex B. SDPI will lead this project, but work closely with Aoife McCullough (ODI) on the research design, fieldwork, and analysis.
- Research Design Planning
- Review of Secondary data for political economy analysis
- Interrogation of panel survey
- Update on findings to DFID
- Feedback on findings from DFID
- Field Research-primary data collection for political economy analysis
- Field Research-primary data to identify justification of power rules
- Consultation with survey team To assess possibility of adding additional Qs
- Field Research-discourse analysis to identify justification of power rules
- Analysis of data
- Draft case study, meeting with team members to discuss findings
- Production of working paper
- Feedback from DFID on working paper
- Dissemination of findings in Pakistan and the UK