Alia Aghajanian PhD student

Alia Aghajanian - PhD student

PhD students; Conflict and Violence

Deborah West

Alia is an economist, interested in studying individual and household behaviour in conflict settings. Her PhD thesis will determine the consequences of returning home after conflict induced displacement, specifically looking at social capital, labour market outcomes and household welfare.

Alia has worked on the Agency and Development Microcon project in Maharashtra India, looking at how communal riots have affected household welfare and behaviour. Interests include household behaviour, micro economics, poverty, and coping strategies.

Alia is an early stage research fellow with TAMNEAC – a Marie Curie initial training network funded by the European Commission.

Providing an in-depth understanding of determinants of domestic violence in Ghana, to strengthen advocacy and advance legal, policy and programmatic interventions aimed at countering domestic violence in Ghana.

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Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict (TAMNEAC) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme.

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Domestic Violence in Ghana: Incidence, Attitudes, Determinants and Consequences

This study represents a comprehensive attempt to estimate the incidence of domestic violence in Ghana, and analyse the attitudes that sustain domestic violence, its determinants and its consequences. More details

This is the front cover image to IDS Bulletin 47.2.

Development Studies – Past, Present and Future

IDS Bulletin 47.2 (2016)

At 50 years old, the Institute of Development Studies is ‘looking back, in order to look forward so too this IDS Bulletin aims to trace the history of certain topics in development studies by bringing together two generations of scholars – Research Fellows and students – to provide insight to our rich past and promising future. More details

Non-IDS publication

Social Capital and Conflict

Conflict is either caused by, or brings about, drastic changes in the underlying social relationships between members of a community involved in the conflict. As aid flows to postconflict areas, rather than being a priority in order to prevent further escalation of conflict, social capital is often ignored. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Conflict Violence and Security; Social Policy; Work and Labour.

Geographic Expertise:
Middle East and North Africa; Lebanon.