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.