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Only Good Intentions? The Role of High-Quality Evidence in Conflict-Related Humanitarian Settings


  • Cuesta, Jose


The handful of existing rigorous impact evaluations of cash transfers in humanitarian settings underscore that high-quality impactful research can be done in the direst contexts. But much more needs to be done to truly shape programing in conflict-related emergency settings. Addressing the research-programing divide may save lives in such contexts.

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  • Cuesta, Jose, 2018. "Only Good Intentions? The Role of High-Quality Evidence in Conflict-Related Humanitarian Settings," International Journal of Development and Conflict, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, vol. 8(2), pages 80-84.
  • Handle: RePEc:gok:ijdcv1:v:8:y:2018:i:2:p:80-84

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    1. Richard Akresh & Sonia Bhalotra & Marinella Leone & Una Okonkwo Osili, 2012. "War and Stature: Growing Up during the Nigerian Civil War," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(3), pages 273-277, May.
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    5. Stephen Devereux & Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai & Jose Cuesta & Jaideep Gupte & Luigi Peter Ragno & Keetie Roelen & Rachel Sabates-Wheeler & Tayllor Spadafora & UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, 2018. "Can social assistance (with a child lens) help in reducing urban poverty in Ghana? Evidence, challenges and the way forward," Papers inwopa1003, Innocenti Working Papers.
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    Humanitarian settings; evidence; impact evaluation; cash programs; researchprogramming divide.;

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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