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Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Research Fellow

Jean-Pierre Tranchant is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. He is an applied economist, specialised in the quantitative analysis of household surveys and cross-national data using experimental and quasi-experimental methods.

His research areas include impact evaluations of development projects, the relationships between decentralisation and ethnic conflict, the impact of violent conflict on household welfare and malnutrition, as well as domestic violence and violence against women and girls.

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Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS)

Despite significant improvements over the last two decades in poverty reduction and human development, the ultra-poor constitute 17.6% of the Bangladeshi population (HIES 2010) and the country continues to experience a high burden of undernutrition (stunting 36%, wasting 14%, underweight 33%) in...




A Micro-Level Perspective on the Relationships between Presence of Armed Groups, Armed Conflict Violence, and Access to Aid in Mopti, Mali

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1844

This paper exploits a unique panel dataset of households in Mopti whose baseline was collected in January 2012, just prior to the outset of the civil war in Mali. The follow-up survey was implemented in January 2017, in the midst of a rapidly intensifying armed conflict in the region. This...

1 May 2019


Study of CDC’s mobilisation of private investment

This report has been prepared at the end of a 12-month Inception Phase for the study of CDC’s mobilisation. The team is composed of staff from Itad, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Open Capital Advisors (OCA) and Ipsos MORI. Taken from the excutive summary The primary aims of the...

23 January 2019

Jean-Pierre Tranchant’s recent work



Cities have a distinctive role in development processes: they are focal points for economic growth, jobs and innovation but also for poverty, inequality, vulnerability and conflict. Although we can learn from historical processes of urbanisation, there are many new development elements...