Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance.
Source: SLRC (Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium)
Date: 01 September 2017
Description: Evidence from a 2013-2015 panel survey in Uganda.
This working paper presents the findings from the SLRC sub-regional Uganda panel survey, conducted in 2013 and 2015 with the goal of producing information on household and respondent trajectories in relation to:
relationships with and perceptions of governance processes, practices and political actors; livelihoods and well-being (income-generating activities, asset portfolios, food security, constraining and enabling factors within the broader institutional and geographical context); access to and satisfaction with basic services (education, health, water) and transfers (social protection and livelihood assistance).
The finding present a series of challenges to conventional thinking around livelihood recovery for war-affected populations. For example, the paper challenges the assumption that recovery of conflict-affected populations is a steady progression that can be influenced by national and international development and aid actors. Instead, the data shows great volatility in household recovery in northern Uganda. The latter section of this paper details the implications that these challenges have for donors, service deliverers and policy-makers working in Uganda.