Evidence based policy for post crisis stability
Funding: EC FP7
Duration: 04/2014 – 03/2017
Natural disasters and civil conflict are the most common causes of acute crises around the world. Earthquakes, floods, droughts, protracted civil violence bring with them not only immediate death, injuries and losses of livelihoods but they bring about serious knock on effects such as migration, famines, chronic instability, small arms proliferation and unemployment. All of these are both underpinned and aggravated by the lack of basic social services such as health and education, pushing the communities further down the spiral of hopelessness.
The CAERUS project aims:
(i) To improve policies for transitional situations at global and regional levels, as well as (ii) strengthen operational policies in the field; (iii) to identify the compatibilities and contradictions in relief to development policies in UN, EU (including European MS) and other key actors such as US, Japan and regional inter-governmental bodies and propose reforms.
To better understand the role of health and education, with special emphasis on adolescents and young adults as drivers of pacification and social stabilisations in post crises settings and recommend future policy from lessons learnt and to adapt and apply existing European technologies to improve the efficiency of relief to development actions in post crisis settings by meeting gaps in rapid data transfer, pathogen detection and disease transmission control.
Specific research input:
- Conceptual development of a risk framework for post-crisis stabilization
- Development of spatial deprivation and risk indices at different case studies through the application of novel spatial approaches
- Integration of spatial approaches in regression analysis of education and health data
- Development of a spatial decision support system integrating the projects result