Project Overview

    This multi-disciplinary research project has three overarching research goals:

  • to analyze how forced migrants in "post"-conflict situations, and IDPs in particular, use social networks in the construction of livelihood strategies (means of accumulating resources for human security, both material and non-material, and financial and in-kind);

  • to analyze the extent to which those strategies and networks result directly or indirectly from interactions between IDPs and governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in "post"-conflict management;

  • to analyze the extent to which in "post"-conflict situations there are differences across gender and dwelling type as well the local and the IDP populations in the ways that they construct livelihood strategies and social networks