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Research on humanitarian social protection is not only possible, but desperately needed

By Jose Cuesta, Jacobus de Hoop, Amber Peterman, Angie Lee, Tilman Brück, Ugo Gentilini

09 Dec 2019

Rigorous research in humanitarian emergencies is not only feasible but also necessary to determine what constitutes effective assistance in these settings. This column introduces a Special Issue of the Journal of Development Studies which demonstrates that research establishing causal effects is vital for the design of efficient and effective social protection in settings of fragility and displacement.