This study was commissioned by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Save the Children UK, Save the Children US and CARE International, hereafter referred to as the Core Group. The overall purpose of the study was to provide an overview of the timing, appropriateness and efficacy of interventions in the drought that affected the pastoral lowlands of Ethiopia in 2005/2006.

The study also sought to identify mechanisms to initiate more timely and appropriate interventions to protect and support pastoral livelihoods. The study has identified mechanisms, systems, capacities and institutions which need to be strengthened in order to trigger more timely and appropriate livelihood-based responses to drought. The study also explored donor interest in resourcing these changes.

Latest Publications

Aid and Civil-Military relations in Afghanistan

  • Countries: Albania
  • Co-authors: British Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG)
  • Published: January 2008

Taking empowerment into our own hands

  • Co-authors: CARE International Yemen
  • Published: January 2008

Shifting Ground: implications Latin America 2000 - 2007

  • Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua
  • Co-authors: Helen Collinson, GNTP, Flavia Lessa de Barros, Peter Clarke, federico Negron and Mariano Valderrama.
  • Published: October 2007

Peacebuilding: Consolidating the Peace

  • Countries: Cambodia, Singapore
  • Co-authors: Annie Street, Howard Mollett, Jennifer Smith
  • Published: June 2007

Exploring Dimensions of Masculinity and Violence

  • Countries: Bosnia and Herzegowina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
  • Co-authors: International Centre for Research on Women
  • Published: April 2007