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Carolina Szyp

Research Officer

Carolina Szyp is a Research Officer on the Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research Programme at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

Prior to this she has worked as a Research Officer at IDS in the Rural Futures cluster doing qualitative research and research support. Her research interests include children’s work, education, youth employment in agriculture, decent work and social protection. Before joining IDS, Carolina worked in project management within academia and the private sector.

Research

Programme

Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research

The intersection of protracted conflict and displacement with recurring climate shocks, alongside the shifting nature of humanitarian responses, presents multiple challenges for how to provide social assistance more effectively in protracted crises. BASIC (Better Assistance in Crises) Research...

Project

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA) is a seven-year research programme supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) that started in January 2020. The aim of the programme is to build evidence on: the forms, drivers, and experiences of...

Opinions

Opinion

Big push or hard pushed: livelihoods support in protracted crises

There have been multiple efforts in recent years to introduce cash transfers complemented by livelihood support in protracted crisis contexts. This approach to strengthening livelihoods is known as ‘cash-plus’, graduation, or economic inclusion programming. While cash alone can assist people...

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Carolina Szyp & 2 others

7 April 2022

Publications

Carolina Szyp’s recent work