How does the relationship between populations living in areas of conflict, and armed non-state actors, result in forms of local governance and affect livelihoods? Based on work in Colombia, India, Lebanon, Niger and South Africa.
Investigating whether a "clash of institutions" is a factor determining poverty in developing countries, with a specific focus on land, labour, seeds and rural credit in conflict recovery regions of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The present paper focuses on Sierra Leone, and provides cross sectional data on the least understood part of the epidemic - the largely undocumented spread of Ebola in rural areas.
The provision of healthcare in rural African communities is a highly complex and largely unsolved problem. Social networks have been shown to capture health outcomes in a variety of contexts. Yet, it is an open question as to what extent social network analysis can identify and distinguish among households that are most likely to report poor health and those most likely to respond to positive behavioural influences.