Households in Conflict Network

The Households in Conflict Network brings together researchers interested in the micro level analysis of the relationship between violent conflict and household welfare.

Working Papers

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How to conduct impact evaluations in humanitarian and conflict settings

Aysegül Kayaoglu,  Ghassan Baliki,  Dorothee Weiffen,  Tilman Brück,  Melodie Al Daccache

Methodological, ethical and practical challenges make it difficult to use experimental and rigorous quasi-experimental approaches to conduct impact evaluations in humanitarian emergencies and conflict settings […]


Conducting (Long-term) Impact Evaluations in Humanitarian and Conflict Settings: Evidence from a complex agricultural intervention in Syria

Aysegül Kayaoglu,  Ghassan Baliki,  Tilman Brück, 

The number of vulnerable people in humanitarian emergencies worldwide is increasing due to the rising frequency and intensity of risk exposure. At the same time, […]


The Protective Role of Index Insurance in the Experience of Violent Conflict: Evidence from Ethiopia

Tekalign Sakketa,  Dan Maggio, John McPeak

Droughts are among the leading causes of livestock mortality and conflict among pastoralist populations in East Africa. To foster climate resiliency in these populations, Index […]


State-Based Conflict and Entrepreneurship – Empirical Evidence

Wim A. Naudé,  Tilman Brück,  Ernesto Armorós

This paper investigates the relationship between state-based conflict and entrepreneurship. From a survey of the existing literature, we formulate two hypotheses: (1) state-based conflict has […]


Rebel Governance and Development: The Persistent Effects of Distrust in El Salvador

Lelys Dinarte Diaz,  Sandra Rozo,  Antonella Bandiera, Juan Miguel Jimenez, Miara Micaela Sviatschi

How does rebel governance affect long-term development? Rebel forces have controlled territory and imposed their own institutions in many countries over the past decades affecting […]


Cash and Conflict – Large-Scale Experimental Evidence from Niger

Dominic Rohner,  Patrick Premand

Conflict undermines development, while poverty, in turn, breeds conflict. Policy interventions such as cash transfers could lower engagement in conflict by raising poor households’ welfare […]

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