A Better Balance: Revitalized Pastoral Livelihoods in Karamoja, Uganda


This report reviews the state of animal-based livelihoods in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda and examines how animal ownership affects a household’s ability to weather shocks.

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Trajectories of international engagement with state and local actors: Evidence from South Sudan

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What can international aid policymakers and practitioners learn from the history of international engagement with South Sudan prior to and during the current conflict? This paper traces shifts in international…

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Can revolutionary medicine revolutionize the humanitarian system?

By Nicola Dahrendorf | June 2016

Cuba’s contribution to and involvement in humanitarian activities provide an instructive and challenging lens through which to investigate alternative courses to Western dominated humanitarian action. Cuba’s participation in a range…

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Protection in the context of humanitarian action

By Norah Niland | June 2016

The bulk of humanitarian action occurs in armed conflict settings and this will likely persist into the foreseeable future. Therefore, protection – keeping people safe from armed violence, abuse, discrimination,…

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Change the context not the girls: Improving efforts to reduce teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone


In 2013 Sierra Leone ranked among the ten nations with the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world. If the Government of Sierra Leone’s renewed National Strategy for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy is to succeed, a more contextually tailored approach is needed. This report makes five recommendations.

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