PLOW learning resource: Conflict and rehabilitation.


This is one of a number of PLOW learning resources designed to support the professional development of DFID livelihoods advisers. Each learning resource comprises an overview of the subject in a briefing note; key texts; a summary of recent policy debates; points on where to find other resources; and a glossary of key terms used in the briefing note. This briefing note looks at how relief can be linked to development in conflict-affected situations in ways that contribute to the livelihood strategies of poor people. It starts by explaining the difficulties in defining key terms, and then explores the impacts of conflict on – particularly – rural livelihoods. Current programming and policy approaches to support rural livelihoods affected by conflict are presented and critiqued. Key texts are highlighted as suggested reading, and a number of on-going and emerging topics of debate are summarised.

This resource was produced by the Programme of Advisory and Support Services (PASS) in partnership with Livelihoods Connect at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). PASS was a Resource Centre for Livelihoods Advisers that was funded by DFID and managed by HTSPE Limited. The Resource Centre closed in 2007.


Longley, K.; Slaymaker, T.; Harvey, P. PLOW learning resource: Conflict and rehabilitation. Programme of Advisory and Support Services (PASS), Hemel Hempstead, UK (2005) 14 pp.

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