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Secure Livelihoods and Research Consortium (SLRC)
By: SDPI

Partner: SLRC partners include the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) in Sri Lanka, Feinstein International Center (FIC, Tufts University), Focus1000 in Sierra Leone, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction of Wageningen University (WUR) in the Netherlands, the Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR), and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Pakistan

Locale: Swat, Lower Dir

Time Frame: January 2011 – January 2017

Project Team: Dr. Abid Suleri, Dr.Babar shahbaz, Huma Khan, Mohsin Ali

Introduction:

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium is a six year global research programme exploring livelihoods, basic services and social protection in conflict-affected situations.Funded by the UK Department for International Development, Irish Aid and the European Commission, SLRC was established in 2011 with the aim of strengthening the evidence base and informing policy and practice around livelihoods and services in conflict.

Objectives:

At the center of SLRC?s research are three core themes:

  • State legitimacy: experiences, perceptions and expectations of the state and local governance in conflict-affected situations
  • State capacity: building effective states that deliver services and social protection in conflict-affected situations
  • Livelihood trajectories and economic activity under conflict

Project Status: Ongoing