Power, Poverty and Politics in the DRC

Title Power, Poverty and Politics in the DRC
Funded by DFID
Collaboration Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp (IOB), Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and the International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS),Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural: CREGED
Time 2017-2018
Brief Description Research and policy advice in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been good at describing the dysfunctional realities of how the country is governed, but less helpful in tackling the what, why and how questions that DFID and other donors face every day.

The DRC-PPP is a two-year research programme (2017-2018) that seeks to develop an understanding of how outside actors might try and positively influence how the DRC is governed, whilst also reducing conflict and poverty. The programme pilots a new operational model for research, where projects are developed on the basis of operational questions and queries from actors in the DRC, namely in collaboration with DFID’s country office in Kinshasa. The programme has eight projects, each with an assigned post-doctoral researcher.

Co-researchers Arla Gruda, Wendy Harcourt, Marie-Rose Bashwira, Helen Hintjens; Patrick Milabyo Kyamusugulwa; Sylvia Bergh
Website https://securelivelihoods.org/where-we-work/drc/ 
Key Publications A. Gruda &D. Hilhorst (2019). Working Paper on Everyday politics and practices of family planning in eastern DRC – The case of the South Kivu province.  Secure livelihoods.

M. Bashwira & H. Hintjens (2019). Working Paper on Negotiating Freedom? Interpreting Women’s Debt Bondage In South Kivu Artisanal Gold Mines. Secure livelihoods.

P. Milabyo Kyamusugulwa, D. Hilhorst & S. I. Bergh (2019). Working Paper on The Importance Of Gender Norms In Promoting Social Accountability For Women In Drc. Secure livelihoods.

Kyamusugulwa, P. M, D. Hilhorst and S. I. Bergh (2019) The importance of gender norms in promoting social accountability for women in DRC.  Policy paper 2, 11 pages. Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, London, Overseas Development Institute.

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