- In 2015 and 2016, Ethiopia was affected by a major El Nino drought, with about 19 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Through climate analyses and rapid field assessments, the Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy (AKLDP) project helped to shape the international response, under the coordination of UNOCHA. Of this, the head of UNOCHA, Paul Handley, said, “I can’t imagine there is another country in the world where Tufts is having so much direct influence.”
- In 2017, based on our research into sexual violence against aid workers, Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN, criticized aid bosses for failing to protect staff from sexual abuse at the hands of co-workers and called on them to implement a range of specific reforms.
- In 2016, we examined livestock mobility, migration patterns, and market strategies in Sudan and offered recommendations for policymakers and service providers interacting with pastoralists. Participating herders reported that they felt “so pleased about this research, which reflected their situation honestly and raised their voices loudly.” The director general of the state Ministry of Animal Resources noted that the research had “a significant impact” involving “many related programs” that have subsequently been implemented.
Learn more about our recent work in our 2015-2017 Annual Report.
2015-2017 Annual Report
Past Annual Reports