Rachel Gordon

Rachel GordonAssistant Researcher, Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

Rachel joined the Feinstein Center in 2012 as an Assistant Researcher working with Drs. Dan Maxwell and Dyan Mazurana in the DFID-funded Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC).

Rachel has previously been involved in FIC projects on livelihoods and disaster risk reduction, MIT/USAID’s Urban Resilience in Chronic Violence project, and the international Gender and Disaster Network, as well as risk and crisis management for international education and development organizations. Rachel received dual Master’s degrees from The Fletcher School and the department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning at Tufts University in May 2012, with a focus on urban resilience and human security. She holds a B.A. in history and international studies from Macalester College.

Publications with the SLRC:

In the eye of the storm: An analysis of internal conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State

FIC Publications

Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan
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This paper reviews large-scale humanitarian operations in South Sudan, focusing on what lessons can be learnt from Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS). The paper is structured as follows: The first section…

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Recovery in Northern Uganda How are people surviving post-conflict?
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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The impact of serious crimes during the war on households today in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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The war-wounded and recovery in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance – baseline evidence from Uganda
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In 2012/13, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, exposure to…

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Livelihoods, access to services and perceptions of governance: An analysis of Uror and Nyirol counties, South Sudan
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This report is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted in Uror and Nyirol Counties, Jonglei State, South Sudan and a household survey conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)…

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In the eye of the storm: An analysis of internal conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State
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By Rachel Gordon | March 2014

The violent political crisis that has engulfed South Sudan since mid-December 2013 has awakened the world to the fundamental lack of stability in the world’s newest country. Unfortunately, the situation…

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