Archives : Briefing Papers
This paper reports the results of a study undertaken during 2012 by Tufts University for the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), as part of the latter’s “Operational Learning” strand of work. This study is designed to complement the work of ACAPS … Read More
This paper synthesizes current evidence on how people are recovering their livelihoods and accessing basic services and social protection interventions in the conflict-affected regions of Uganda’s Greater North. Please visit the Research Programme Consortium page for more information and to … Read More
This paper summarises the existing literature on livelihoods, basic services and social protection in South Sudan; presents a brief analysis of this literature, and lays out potential research questions for the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC). Please visit the Research … Read More
Research in Uruzgan suggests that insecurity is largely the result of the failure of governance, which has exacerbated traditional tribal rivalries. While respondents within the international military did report some short-term benefits of aid projects in facilitating interaction with and … Read More
UNDERSTANDING BREAST “IRONING”: A STUDY OF THE METHODS, MOTIVATIONS, AND OUTCOMES OF BREAST FLATTENING PRACTICES IN CAMEROON Breast “ironing” or “flattening” is a practice that impacts 1:4 Cameroonian girls and women, in which a heated object such as a grinding … Read More
The project Revitalizing Agricultural/Pastoral Incomes and New Markets (RAIN) is a three‐year project implemented by Mercy Corps and Save the Children UK (SCUK) in parts of Somali and Oromiya Regions in Ethiopia. The project aims to protect, build and diversify assets in food insecure households. The donor is the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and the project budget is US$17 million.
Access to productive rangeland has long been a critical issue affecting pastoralists in Ethiopia. In
November 2011, the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University facilitated a review of a
specific set of changes to rangeland management in Ethiopia, being the establishment of rangeland
The L‐SAP project of CHF International was funded by OFDA for one year, in three
woredas in Gode zone, and ended in December 2008. The project aimed to improve
the household income and assets of targeted poor households through establishing
group‐based small scale irrigation schemes along the Wabe Shabelle River for the
production of food and cash crops.
The Feinstein International Center provides advisory support to the Darfur Development and Reconstruction Agency (DRA) – a national NGO in Sudan – to set up and manage a community-based market monitoring network in the Darfur Region. The goal of this market monitoring initiative is to deepen analysis and understanding of the shifting patterns of trade and markets in Darfur on an ongoing basis for key agricultural and livestock commodities; identify how livelihoods and the economy can be supported through trade; and identify peace-building opportunities through trade.