Mind the Gap: Bridging the Research, Policy, and Practice Divide to Enhance Livelihood Resilience in Conflict Settings

Complex emergencies and protracted conflicts represent one of the most challenging contexts in which to fight hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.  Under such conditions, international organizations increasingly call for evidence-based decision-making to inform effective programming and policy making.

This research project reviews, re-analyzes, and synthesizes the lessons from Feinstein’s  research about building livelihood resilience in protracted conflict situations.

This research generated two in-depth case-studies each covering the past decade or more in different regions of the Sudan, Chad, South Sudan, and Uganda.  Each of these reports includes practical lessons of relevance to partners (UN agencies, INGOs), government ministries, civil society, and local universities.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reviewed these case-studies at a workshop, together with the authors and Feinstein team, with a view to generating practical lessons of relevance to partners (UN agencies, INGOs), government ministries, civil society, and local universities.

Twin peaks: the seasonality of acute malnutrition, conflict, and environmental factors
Report: Twin Peaks of Malnutrition
| October 2019

This report highlights major new findings on the seasonal patterns of child malnutrition and their links to climate variability, conflict, and livelihood systems in Chad, the Sudan, and South Sudan.

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