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Vivienne Benson

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Vivienne Benson’s recent work

Publication

Building Peace in the New Oil Frontiers of Northern Kenya

Published by Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative

Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social investment in schools and health clinics, and options for personal enrichment through contracts and tenders. In an area long inhabited by pastoralists, this rapid development has created tensions, resistance, and conflict around both access to new opportunities and also the impacts on lives and livelihoods.

1 April 2018

Publication

ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women’s Life Choices

Published by Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative

This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced by girls and how a lack of access to means of transport hampers their access to paid work, health services, and schooling.

1 March 2018