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Jeremy Allouche

Professorial Fellow

Professor Jeremy Allouche is a co-director of the Humanitarian Learning Centre and principle investigator of the GCRF-funded project Islands of Innovation in Protracted Crisis and the AHRC/DFID-funded project New Community-Informed Approaches to Humanitarian Protection and Restraint.

He is a political sociologist trained in history and international relations with over 20 years research and advisory experience on resource politics (water, mining) in conflict and borderland areas and the difficulties of aid delivery in such contexts, as well as studying the idea of ‘islands of peace’. He previously worked at the University of Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT, ETH Lausanne, the Swiss Graduate Institute of Public administration, and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

He has extensive fieldwork experience in West Africa, most notably Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone, conducting research with international donor and aid agencies, peacebuilding international NGOs, local civil society, and human rights activists. His advisory experience includes work with the Conciliation Resources, DFID, IrishAid, SDC, UNHCR and the World Food Programme. He is on the editorial board of International Peacekeeping Journal and the Annual Review of Environment and Resources.

Jeremy co-supervises a total of five PhD students, who work on water politics (Ahmed Al-Aghbari and Julian Neef), and resource governance and aid in West Africa (Álvaro Moreira and Stella Odiase) and peacebuilding in the Middle East (Jeremy Barker).  He is particularly interested in hearing from prospective candidates who are proposing to focus in their PhD research on African politics and development (especially West Africa and DRC) and humanitarian-development nexus.

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Research

Project

Afghanistan Strategic Learning Initiative (ASLI)

As a part of the Afghanistan Strategic Learning Initiative, IDS led a workshop exploring needs and vulnerability in Afghanistan. Leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of leading global think tanks working on Afghanistan and aid issues, the resulting report will be based on analysis...

Project

Covid Collective Research Platform

The Covid Collective Research Platform will offer a rapid social science research response to inform decision-making on some of the most pressing Covid-19 related development challenges.

Opinions

Opinion

Pandemics and the paradoxes of life stories in Kikwit

Local communities in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, have long endured the ravages of local ravines, without government assistance. Their political marginalisation and distrust of the central government mean that state-led Covid-19 pandemic response are failing in the area. The...

13 April 2022

Publications

Publication

Needs and Vulnerability in Afghanistan

This paper draws on a series of events under the Afghanistan Strategic Learning Initiative (ASLI). Between December 2021 and February 2022, ASLI convened four workshops led by each of the partner organisations in turn, which brought together senior leaders, decision-makers, experts, researchers...

24 May 2022

Jeremy Allouche’s recent work

Past Event

Changing narratives of humanitarian protection: An artistic journey

Join IDS for an exciting exhibition exploring diverse art work about humanitarian protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Art is seeing a powerful resurgence amongst researchers, activists and humanitarian practitioners. Interdisciplinary projects are using photography, theatre,...

28 November 2022

News

Humanitarianism and Covid-19

The unprecedented threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic has presented a crisis for the international humanitarian system. At a time when the number of people in need of assistance has drastically expanded, humanitarian funding has been cut as countries focus on their domestic economies....

2 May 2022