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Yashodhan Ghorpade - PhD Student and Research Officer

Conflict and Violence; PhD students; Governance


Deborah West

Yashodhan Ghorpade is a development economist with an interest in household behaviour under conflict and other shocks. His thesis focuses on the impact of conflict on the ability of households to cope with other shocks; in the case of the floods in Pakistan in 2010.

He has previously worked with IFPRI, the World Bank Social Protection Unit, ILO-IPEC and Oxford Policy Management. At IDS my work has focused on the economic analysis of conflict. He has worked on the Agency and Development MICROCON project in Maharashtra, India, looking at how riots have affected household welfare and behaviour.

Patricia Justino will (i) co-lead research and authorship for a background paper (and related publications) on household risk, behaviour, and policy options in the Afghanistan context of conflict and, (ii) for a social safety net impact evaluation, contribute to instrument design, analysis, and interpretation of results, especially with respect to conflict-related issues.

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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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A five-year research programme, taking an innovative micro level, multidisciplinary approach to studying the conflict cycle.

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Non-IDS publication

‘Girls Don’t Become Craftsmen’: Determinants and Experiences of Child Labour in Gemstone Polishing in Jaipur

The Journal of Development Studies (2016)

This journal article explores the determinants and valuations of children’s work and schooling choices drawing on primary mixed-methods research in the gemstone polishing industry of Jaipur, India. More details

Non-IDS publication

Coping Strategies in Natural Disasters and under Conflict: A Review of Household Responses and Notes for Public Policy

HiCN Working Paper 136 (2012)

This paper attempts to examine the broad theoretical and empirical literature on how poor households respond to shocks to their incomes and livelihoods brought upon by natural disasters and by conflict. Natural disasters and other crises present formidable challenges to the fight against poverty and to the development of human capital. Specifically, they pose serious threats to populations living below, and near levels of absolute poverty and survival. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Misfortune, Misfits and What The City Gave and Took: The Stories of South-Indian Child Labour Migrants 1935-2005.

Modern Asian Studies 45.5 (2011)

While migration by children for work is common in West-Africa and was a foundation for employment in child labour intensive industries in the carpet belt of Uttar Pradesh sociological, anthropological and economic studies of child labour migration remain relatively few. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Children and Youth; Conflict Violence and Security; Social Protection; Cash Transfers; Monitoring and Evaluation; Targeting; Transformative Social Protection; Work and Labour.

Geographic Expertise:
Central and South Asia.